food, garden, house, just life, oregon

My First Garden

Vegetable garden, that is. Growing up in WV, I would transplant daffodils and ferns from the nearby creek to decorate our yard. Several friends would gift perennials to add to my collection. But flower gardens became a thing of the past once I married. Working full-time those first three years of marriage meant that I… Read More My First Garden

community, house, oregon

Here Is Home

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

family, friends, house, oregon

On the Oregon Trail

From Phoenix to Portland. Four days of driving. On the road to Oregon. The first day was exciting, reflective, and brutal in the desert sun. Thankfully, we landed in St. George, Utah where we were reunited with old friends. Pastor Greg and MerriEllen Wright graciously opened their home and their hearts to us. As always,… Read More On the Oregon Trail

elisabeth, family, friends, house, stephen

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 Northwest. That’s another reason I haven’t posted in a while. We counted down the days,… Read More Moving Out

house, oregon

Winslow For Sale

Our house is on the market! This move to Portland got real in a hurry. The “For Sale” sign was posted in our front yard on a Tuesday, and the listing for our home went live that Thursday—now just 11 days ago.  It’s been a lot of work, a lot of cleaning, a lot of… Read More Winslow For Sale