Category Archives: elisabeth

Little Bit O’ Green

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 … Continue reading

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The Stories Are True

There is more More than all this pain More than all the falling down And the getting up again There is more More than we can see From our tiny vantage point In this vast eternity There is more Our … Continue reading

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A Self-Motivating Savings Plan–That Works!

This is one of the best things I tried last year, and you should try it too! I didn’t want to blog about it until I had done it myself, and I’m definitely going for it again this year. I … Continue reading

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My Baby Bought Me a Swagger Wagon

That’s right! I’m a “mini-van mom.” I’m well aware that I’m a rolling stereotype, but this new ride is worth it. Our 2004 Buick Rendezvous had been slowly dying for a long while. It wasn’t in great shape when we … Continue reading

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My Happy Place

This is the farm on the eastern shore of Maryland where my mom grew up. In my mind, it will always be “Pop-pop’s Farm,” although my Pop-pop has been gone for over six years. I have many happy memories of … Continue reading

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My Best Friend’s Wedding

That’s a title I wasn’t sure I’d get to write. But God is faithful, and God is good beyond measure. My best friend, Rebekah, married her Richard on December 17th. And they are lovely together. the happy couple Dr. Pringle … Continue reading

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Autumn Revelry

After we moved to Portland, I came across a blog post—via BrownSugarToast—encouraging readers to pick three words when entering a new season. Since I was so obviously beginning a new phase of life with our recent 1,300 mile move, it was helpful to think through … Continue reading

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Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage {Part 2}

We sailed Glacier Bay on the 10th anniversary of our wedding day. A romantic setting, on a romantic day, with a romantic man. Even the journey up to Glacier Bay the night before was memorable. It was awe-inspiring to walk out on deck … Continue reading

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Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage {Part 1}

Our 10th anniversary cruise to Alaska was everything we had hoped. It truly was a second honeymoon. Knowing my man so much better and fuller, and having weathered some storms together, made the trip sweeter than a honeymoon. We sailed … Continue reading

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Moving Out

Life crawled to a standstill in anticipation of our move from the desert. That’s one reason I haven’t posted in a while. Then life sped up to a crazy fast pace as we packed up and moved to the Pacific … Continue reading

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