Carl and Kirsten meet each other at the Alaska Native Medical Center where Kirsten worked in the ICU and Carl worked in the ENT department.
Carl and Kirsten get married amid a snowstorm in a log cabin in Anchorage. All the music played were "river songs".
Carly Rebecca was born at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Kirsten put her in a baby sack and Carly slid all the way to the bottom.
Carl, Carly and Kirsten sell everything they own and move out to the Yentna River and start a fishing lodge.
Mandy is born in the middle of "break-up", when the river is still half full of ice.
Kirsten publishes "The Riversong Lodge Cookbook" which went through 4 printings.
Carl and Kirsten purchase a property they name "Winterlake Lodge".
Musher Joe Reddington gives Mandy six dogs Bear, Wolf, Polar, Otter, Pepsi and Logan.
Kirsten writes the "Winterlake Lodge Cookbook".
Carl and Kirsten sell their original homestead and move to Winterlake permanently.
The Dixons purchase Tutka Bay Lodge in Kachemak Bay.
Rohnen Potgieter is born and Carl becomes "Papa" and Kirsten is "GoGo".
Mandy and Kirsten purchase a cafe in Homer and name it "La Baleine Cafe".
Tutka Bay Lodge and Winterlake Lodge are honored to be named members of Nat Geo Unique Lodges of the World.
Mandy and Neil get married amid a snowstorm in a log cabin in Girdwood, Alaska on New Year's Eve. The music was loud and played all night.
Tutka Bay Lodge best lodge in Alaska!