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

elisabeth, employment, faith, grade school, hinson, marriage, meta, oregon, parenting, preschooler, stephen, thoughts, toddler

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

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

friends, oregon

An Old World Kind of Day

Years ago, my friend Melissa said tulips were her favorite flower. I didn’t get it. Tulips seemed kind of lame to me…until now. Here in the mild climate of Oregon, each season stretches out in full glory so we can revel in it. I’ve never seen such a long, beautiful spring! Tulips are everywhere—and their… Read More An Old World Kind of Day