education, silas

K5 Grad

June 22nd marked a milestone. Silas finished kindergarten, and we are so proud of him. While the school year seemed to drag on and on, we are thankful for a wonderful first year of school. Silas learned to read (even words like “camouflage”) and to write letters, words, and stories. My favorite is a series… Read More K5 Grad

birthday, brynn, toddler, video

A Puppy Party

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

community, house, oregon

Here Is Home

God is good. He has blown us away with His generosity and graciousness in giving us this home as our own! From the first time I walked into this house, I fell in love. We had just survived four days on the road with three kids, a giant moving truck full of our earthly possessions,… Read More Here Is Home

friends, oregon

An Old World Kind of Day

Years ago, my friend Melissa said tulips were her favorite flower. I didn’t get it. Tulips seemed kind of lame to me…until now. Here in the mild climate of Oregon, each season stretches out in full glory so we can revel in it. I’ve never seen such a long, beautiful spring! Tulips are everywhere—and their… Read More An Old World Kind of Day