Halloween fun

I have to record thoughts about our Halloween. It was a great time. I love this picture. Kevin was the Bumblebee transformer, Ethan was the Venom Spider-Man, and Brooke was the Mulan princess. Darlings:) We had a great time at the trunk or treat party at church. Lots of fun costumes. Brooke got into the […]


So many beautiful images of fall up here. Gold leaves everywhere. It’s so fun. This week, Ethan and I were riding bikes together in our neighborhood. It was a non rainy day, and we took advantage of it. Something really neat happened. The wind was blowing slightly. We turned onto a street, and the wind […]

Mama thoughts

From 2002-2004, I was a missionary serving in the LDS Florida Jacksonville mission. An incredible and priceless experience. I spent 6 months in Lake City. My companions and I lived in a small guest house on a big acreage, where some other families lived up the road from us. One family up the road has […]

Brooke’s birthday

Brooke turned two! We had a lovely, little birthday party for her. Invited our two families that we know up here. Grateful to know some people up here before we moved. That really helps. We made cupcakes with some yummy home made frosting. We set up balloons and shot them with nerf guns. We then […]

The first day

The first day we drove through Portland, it was really hard to keep our eyes on the road. West of the freeway, you can see one large part of the city; buildings, bridges, and a lot more freeways than the three we had back home. A large river. Trees. We kept going ‘wow’ and looking […]


Before leaving Ca, we saw our friends from Las Vegas. We used to live in the same apartments, and that was a fun chapter of play dates and friendship. It’s so great to keep in touch, and visit friends again. Love these guys! We began our journey north. More and more trees began to appear. […]