At the start of summer break, I was pretty pumped with my creative approach to making the summer fun by giving it a summer camp flavor. I christened it “Camp Explore.” I posted our daily routine in camp lingo. For example, clean rooms became cabin inspection. There were a few new things I added to… Read More Camp Explore
At the magic hour, we celebrated God’s good gift of family with a photo shoot at Portland’s Laurelhurst Park. The golden light filtering through the stately old trees dappled the park in beauty. Our photographer, Nick Varady-Szabo, helped us relax in front of the camera by asking us to sing silly songs with the kids and… Read More Into the Wild of this Grace
My dad fully embraced his role as Grandpa during our Christmas visit to West Virginia. From the minute we arrived, Dad had an entire playtime schedule planned for the kids. He pulled out classic wooden toys from his childhood and was giddy with excitement as he shared them with Silas, Cooper, and Brynn. It was… Read More Playtime at Grandma and Grandpa’s
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
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.