education, grade school, silas

Back to School

Though I see those three words, “Back to School” all over the place, this is Silas’s first year going “back to school.” 1st grade already? This school year start has been a breeze!  Fred Meyer (aka Kroger) is now my official go-to store for Back to School supplies. After searching two other stores, Silas and… Read More Back to School

community, education, grade school, parenting, thoughts, web stuff

Christians Parenting Through Public School

A year and a half ago I was scouring the internet for resources to help us as we prepared for Silas to enter kindergarten. I was specifically looking for help from believing parents who utilized their public school while intentionally shepherding their child’s heart towards Christ and imparting a distinctly Biblical worldview to their child.… Read More Christians Parenting Through Public School

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