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

employment, house, oregon, stephen

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 with whispers of goals to be met, and my mood is both reflective and hopeful… Read More New Beginnings

baby, church planting, community, crossroad baptist, employment, just life, preschooler, stephen, toddler

Summer Season

As I consider this blog and how I write about our summers, I’m surprised that my tendency is to recap our summer activities in one post. It’s surprising since our lives aren’t bound by a school calendar. Perhaps because everyone around me has an encapsulated time slot labeled “Summer,” I adopt that view. Or perhaps, with the… Read More Summer Season

baby, brynn, date nights, marriage, stephen

Treasuring

Our little girl turned two months old yesterday. Brynn has the sweetest (and quietest) personality. She has been giving lots of smiles and loves to stick her tongue out when she’s especially excited. Simple things like ceiling fans, the family room curtains, and dangling toys are call for the “tongue-in-and-out” move. Brynn is flexible and up… Read More Treasuring