Category Archives: house

Snow for Christmas

Snow is unusual here in Portland. There’s typically about one day of snow a year here, so this week has been incredible! Monday morning, I was taking Coop to the doctor when it started snowing big, beautiful flakes. We started … Continue reading

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The Day We Moved to The Shire

July 1st was Move In Day. We filled up on waffles and coffee for breakfast and then drove to the Charlais neighborhood to get the keys to our new home. Our woodland cottage is adorable! It sits on a cul-de-sac … Continue reading

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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 … 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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These Last Arizona Summer Days

Our days in the desert are coming to an end. After just 11 days on the market, we sold our home! We accepted an offer on our house that, by God’s generosity to us, was above our asking price. Our … Continue reading

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Birthday Cupcake

Brynn Kathryn had her first birthday on June 4th. Happy birthday, sweet baby girl! God gifted you to Mommy & Daddy. Mommy was longing for another baby, and we were so happy when we discovered you were a little girl … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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P is for…

Peeps These are my peeps. My people. My marshmallowy sweet, squishably loveable (and often sticky) people. My peeps. Pete’s Fish & Chips Rachel was our tour guide for our first visit to Pete’s Fish & Chips in nearby Tolleson. Apparently the restaurant and … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

January is my favorite desert month. The holiday busyness is over, my home is clean and simpler with the seasonal decorations put away in the garage, the weather is sunny and silent—which makes me smile inside, the new year has begun … Continue reading

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A Nursery for Baby Girl

If you’re reading this blog, you’ve already seen a picture of the beautiful mural Dad Moody painted for Brynn’s nursery. Today I thought I’d give you a tour of the completed room. (Please forgive the many shades of blue that … Continue reading

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