Last year’s 4th of July celebration swept us off our feet so completely that we were eager for it again this year. The party started with a free pancake breakfast in the park, which we grabbed and ate on our back patio. We decked ourselves with red, white, and blue, took our decorated bikes, and… Read More Parade of Patriotism
God is good. He has blown us away with His generosity and graciousness in giving us this home as our own! From the first time I walked into this house, I fell in love. We had just survived four days on the road with three kids, a giant moving truck full of our earthly possessions,… Read More Here Is Home
T-ball is the cutest. Silas had his first game a couple Saturdays ago, and we were so proud! We signed him up for Cedar Mill Little League so he could be on a team with his friends from school. The two head coaches are husbands of some friends of mine from Moms In Prayer. Not… Read More Go, Dodgers!
We love our house. We love our neighbors, friends, and church. And we love Oregon. A couple of weeks ago Silas had spring break. Honestly, it didn’t really occur to us to take a trip since we’re busy loving life and we had taken a major Christmas trip recently. As it turned out, taking a… Read More Spring Break Staycation
I didn’t want to miss out on a St. Patrick’s Day parade, so the weekend before the 17th, we took the kids to a small town parade in Hillsboro. We were the only people on our side of the street for about half a mile since it was a very wet Saturday. But, it was… Read More Little Bit O’ Green
Valentine’s Day is a holiday I like making a big deal about for the whole family. I want my family to know they are loved, and I seek to teach my children that loving others is a high priority for us since we are so well-loved by God. His love should motivate our love for… Read More St. Valentine’s Day
, grade school
, just life
Between two birthdays and Thanksgiving all in the same month, Novembers are busy with celebrations around here. Because we’ve settled into life here in Oregon, our family calendar was a lot fuller this past month. I volunteered in Silas’s classroom twice and hope to do it more. His teacher’s love for her students and love… Read More Around Here
At the last minute, we decided to go to meet our friends at Plumpers Pumpkin Patch last Saturday morning. The day was sunny, and perfect for a visit to the farm. Apparently, everyone else thought so too, as it was challenging to find parking. After just a little slippage in the mud, our Rendezvous was… Read More Plumpers Pumkin Patch
Kindergarten seems like a normal part of childhood, doesn’t it? Turns out, Silas will be ahead of both his Daddy and his Grampy when he graduates from kindergarten. Stephen managed to attend about six weeks of kindergarten before he dropped out. He couldn’t color in the lines or take a nap, so one day, his… Read More Kindergarten: A New Legacy
If you need a smile today, if you need a bit of beauty in your life, take 17 minutes to watch this short clip called The Gnomist. I stumbled upon it by accident today, and it’s captured our imaginations.