At the beginning of this year, I enrolled the boys in the Hillsboro Community Youth Choir. Through the years, Silas has participated in gymnastics, soccer, t-ball, taekwondo, science club, and swimming at different times, but I felt he could use some musical instruction. His school offers music as one of the “specials” during the afternoon,… Read More Community Choir
His heart beats His blood begins to flow Waking up what was dead A moment ago And His heart beats Now everything has changed Because the blood that brought us peace with God is racing through his veins ~His Heart Beats by Andrew Peterson (click the picture to hear the song) This! This is why… Read More He Is Risen Indeed
Our third recent adventure trip was to the Wheatland Ferry north of Salem. Stephen had been wanting to take the kids on a river ferry for a while, and there are still a couple in operation nearby. We found an adorable lunch spot in McMinnville, and visited the local bookstore and grocery before our ferry… Read More Wheatland Ferry on the Willamette
Toddlers don’t translate well over the phone. While Brynn LOVES to talk on the phone, it’s just hard to get to know her that way. She’s constantly asking, “I talk Grandma?” and would walk around all day with the phone to her ear if I let her. She ends up babbling incoherently and then popping… Read More A Little Bit o’ Brynn
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17 ESV Thanksgiving is a sweet holiday. It’s a time to pause in reflective thankfulness to God our Father. It’s a time to enjoy family and friends… Read More Thankfulness
Our little girl loves dogs. Brynn will hear a dog at the nearby park or will see one coming her way before I can even notice the dog. She’ll point and say, “Ruff,” and blow kisses. So we threw a puppy party for her second birthday. Her day began with balloons and streamers—a birthday tradition… Read More A Puppy Party
T-ball is the cutest. Silas had his first game a couple Saturdays ago, and we were so proud! We signed him up for Cedar Mill Little League so he could be on a team with his friends from school. The two head coaches are husbands of some friends of mine from Moms In Prayer. Not… Read More Go, Dodgers!
Silas was reading to Brynn this morning, and Brynn decided to read along with him. Cooper, on the other hand, has decided to pursue his doctorate.
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.
Silas As Dad Moody noted when he and Mom visited a few weeks ago, Silas seems to have forgotten about superheroes the moment we set foot in this house. While superheroes are fun for little boys to be into, and while I do miss seeing him in costume, I’m happy that the outdoors and nature… Read More Growing Up