Love is definitely in the air this Valentine’s Day, and for Atz Lee and wife Jane, they decided to do something special to celebrate. Alaska: The Last Frontier posted to their Facebook page, “Atz Lee and Jane renew their wedding vows in an all new special episode of #AlaskaTLF this Sunday at 10/9c. Watch a sneak from the show.”
In the sneak-peek video, Atz Lee states that he married Jane for all the right reasons. Living in such a remote location, it helps to have a certain strength and toughness, and Atz Lee says that Jane has both. “She’s a hands-on kind of person,” Atz Lee remarks during the clip. “She gets her hands dirty, Jane’s always given 110 percent.” He goes on to say that’s the kind of partner he wants to spend his life with.
— Alaska: TLF (@AlaskaTLF) June 17, 2015
During the special, titled “The Lost Episode,” Atz Lee plans a surprise ceremony to renew his vows with Jane at the Head of the Bay, where they originally were married 10 years ago. While family and friends work on other projects to help him get ready for the event, Atz Lee gathers what he needs to recreate their special day. Keeping something from Jane is not going to be easy, she’s smart and not much gets past her, but fortunately, Atz Lee only has to keep it from Jane for one day.
In another sneak-peek video, titled “Covered Wagon Honeymoon Suite,” Otto and Charlotte Kilcher decide to turn a covered wagon they have on hand into a “honeymoon wagon” for the couple. They first need to figure out how to get the wagon out to the Head of the Bay, which takes some thought and ingenuity. They will be traveling over what Otto calls some “critical habitat area,” and which tractor they use to pull the wagon must be under 1,000 pounds.
He pulls out two tractors and ends up weighing them by using a digital cattle scale hooked up to their excavator. The first tractor is too heavy, and Otto says that if the other tractor weighs more than 1,000 pounds, that they’re in trouble. If they can’t get the wagon to the wedding, they’ll have to think of something else.
— Alaska: TLF (@AlaskaTLF) October 26, 2015
Fans of the show know that the past several months have been extremely difficult for the entire family. Back in August of last year, Atz Lee suffered a terrible fall off a cliff while hiking with a friend in Kachemak Bay. Atz Lee broke 25 bones, including his ankle, hip, shoulder blade, arm, and several ribs. He also punctured both lungs in the fall. Four surgeries later, recovery has been slow and painful. With Jane’s careful nursing and a lot of hard work on Atz Lee’s part, he is now able to get up and around.
Zap2It shared that during the episode titled “The Fall,” what Jane was thinking and feeling when she first heard about what happened to Atz Lee. Jane recalls that Atz Lee was miles away hiking and she gets the phone call in the middle of the night that no wife should ever get.
“I didn’t really understand what was happening but so far what I know is this — Atz Lee and Mike Shulman are going for a hiking trip across the bay, but it started to get dark as they were hiking. Atz Lee was looking for Mike and then he fell off a cliff. Luckily mike had a satellite phone with him. The paramedics came in a chopper and the paramedics took Atz Lee out of there.”
Jane went on to tearfully say that, “It’s hard to know somebody’s hurt and they might die, it’s just terrible.”
I miss this little cabin, but I'll get back there even if I have to crawl! Thanks for y'all's support,it means alot. pic.twitter.com/xvKuS75DKp
— Atz Lee Kilcher (@AtzLee) October 5, 2015
Renewing their vows will give Atz Lee and Jane somewhat of a fresh start to the year as they continue to work together on the Kilcher homestead. Perhaps they can now begin to put the accident behind them and move forward. Atz Lee might even be able to eventually finish a cabin he was working on before his accident.
Are you a fan of the show? Will you be watching the special episode? Leave your comments below. Alaska: The Last Frontier airs on Sunday, February 14 at 10 p.m. ET on Discovery.
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