community, grade school, silas, sports

In the Game

Silas’s baseball season is going strong. He’s on the team with last year’s coach and a lot of the same players too. Hanging out with friends during games and practices is a good bonding experience. The community we’re building with these friends is awesome. Silas is doing coach pitch this year, so he’s learning more… Read More In the Game

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Community Choir

At the beginning of this year, I enrolled the boys in the Hillsboro Community Youth Choir. Through the years, Silas has participated in gymnastics, soccer, t-ball, taekwondo, science club, and swimming at different times, but I felt he could use some musical instruction. His school offers music as one of the “specials” during the afternoon,… Read More Community Choir

education, grade school, silas

Back to School

Though I see those three words, “Back to School” all over the place, this is Silas’s first year going “back to school.” 1st grade already? This school year start has been a breeze!  Fred Meyer (aka Kroger) is now my official go-to store for Back to School supplies. After searching two other stores, Silas and… Read More Back to School

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Christians Parenting Through Public School

A year and a half ago I was scouring the internet for resources to help us as we prepared for Silas to enter kindergarten. I was specifically looking for help from believing parents who utilized their public school while intentionally shepherding their child’s heart towards Christ and imparting a distinctly Biblical worldview to their child.… Read More Christians Parenting Through Public School

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Oregonniversary

One year ago on July 1st we moved into our home here in Oregon. We were warmly welcomed by our neighbors and were immediately incorporated into the community’s Fourth of July bike parade/party in the park. Can’t wait for this year’s Independence Day celebration! On our one year Oregonniversary we drove to Cannon Beach with our… Read More Oregonniversary