Author Archives: Elisabeth Moody

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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Dear Stephen,

I wish you were here every day. Thank you for working so diligently to provide for us. Thank you for your perseverance under pressure. But still, these babies are so precious to watch every day. I wish you could experience: … Continue reading

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Kindergarten: A New Legacy

Kindergarten seems like a normal part of childhood, doesn’t it? Turns out, Silas will be ahead of both his Daddy and his Grampy when he graduates from kindergarten. Stephen managed to attend about six weeks of kindergarten before he dropped … Continue reading

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Silas’ Expedition

This is the big year—the year Silas goes to kindergarten! After lots of thought and prayer we enrolled Silas at Bethany Elementary, our excellent neighborhood public elementary school. We’re prayerfully sending him to school while seeking to build our relationship with … Continue reading

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A Bit of Magical Beauty

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.

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Growing Up

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 … Continue reading

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