Author Archives: Elisabeth Moody

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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4 Year Old Boy

Oh, those chubby cheeks get me every time! I could just kiss Cooper’s little face every time I walk past him. We threw him a family party to celebrate his 4th birthday last Sunday. Stephen and I were excited to … Continue reading

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Around Here

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 … Continue reading

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Silas’s Sixth

Happy birthday, my Silas Clark! This year Silas and I decorated his cake together. It was a team effort. Silas picked out the cake flavor and the frosting colors. Since he wanted a Transformer cake, I bought Optimus Prime and … Continue reading

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Progress Report

We’ve reached a whole new level of parenting. We attended our first parent/teacher conference last week. Silas’s teacher reviewed his progress with us and showed us samples of his writing, his drawing, and his math. I’m happy to report that … Continue reading

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Plumpers Pumkin Patch

At the last minute, we decided to go to meet our friends at Plumpers Pumpkin Patch last Saturday morning. The day was sunny, and perfect for a visit to the farm. Apparently, everyone else thought so too, as it was … Continue reading

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The 4T Loop

There are many ways to explore Portland, and the 4T Loop combines four transportation possibilities in one swoop: Trail, Tram, Trolley, and Train. Last weekend, two of Stephen’s co-workers from Phoenix were in town to meet with Stephen and his … Continue reading

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Autumn Revelry

After we moved to Portland, I came across a blog post—via BrownSugarToast—encouraging readers to pick three words when entering a new season. Since I was so obviously beginning a new phase of life with our recent 1,300 mile move, it was helpful to think through … Continue reading

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Exploring Oregon

Brynn was mesmerized by the falling water. Multnomah Falls is a gem off the Columbia River on the far side of Portland that we took the kids to see a couple Saturdays ago. As we stood at the observation deck looking … Continue reading

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Say, “Cheese!”

Cheese has long been one of our delights, hobbies, interests, indulgences. Stephen decided to try his hand at cheesemaking, so he ordered a starter kit off of Amazon. Early in September he gave it a go, following this tutorial. Cheese … Continue reading

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