Background Photographer

A couple weeks back, Jess had a photo session with a friend and her boyfriend in Hood River. I tagged along and wandered around with my camera while she took their photos. I’m going to try to be better about posting my images on the blog. I take a proper camera with me nearly everywhere, so I have a lot of images.… Read the rest

Vantage Point

Up above Thompson Track in The Dalles, there is a water tower. It is a steep paved road that leads up to this point. From this vantage point, you can see The Dalles in its entirety. The other day, while waiting for Jess to come home from a weekend up in Coeur d’alene, I took Elijah and Flynn up the hill to take some pictures of the surrounding area.… Read the rest

Stomping Grounds

A couple of weekends back, we drove out to my parent’s property for the day. My brother and his two girls were up for the weekend as well, so we had some time with them too. One of the day’s tasks was to help my Brendon with moving one of the Datsun pickups to a better spot for hooking it up for towing back down to Eugene.… Read the rest

Belated Boise

Last October (2016) Jess ran yet another marathon. This time it was the City of Trees marathon in Boise, ID. This run occurred at a vital junction of our lives, I had just wrapped up my time as a Systems Admin with Woodard & Curran (TREC) and we were in the process of packing up the house to move to The Dalles, OR.… Read the rest

Belated Boston

It was in September of 2016 when I visited Boston. This was my second trip to the historic city, though this time I was excited to have some more time to explore the location. It was part of a back to back work trip that had me in Casper, WY for a week and then off to Portsmouth, NH for a corporate services meeting with the company I worked for at the time.… Read the rest

2016: Year in Review

As I sit down to write this little recap of the year’s events, I can’t help but feel thankful. A lot has happened this year, if keeping up with Elijah constantly growing and changing wasn’t enough, I started looking for a new job closer to my family (and Jess’s parents) in the Pacific Northwest.… Read the rest

Looking for Home

We’ve now been living in the Gorge for a few weeks, yet it still doesn’t feel like we’ve moved. Our house is still pending sale in Bozeman, due to close in the next couple weeks. We’ve started some talks with a realtor and have driven through some areas of interest. Originally, it was the plan to wait until the funds from our Bozeman property were available to us, but now I have the itch to find a home.… Read the rest

Finding Our Bearing

We’ve been here a week now, the U-Haul has been returned, the storage unit filled, bags unpacked and a few days of work under my belt. I’ve been getting used to the commute, but I think with views like this, I’ll come to enjoy this part of my day.

The first days of my new job were standard new hire fare.… Read the rest

Goodbye, for Now

As I write this post, I am sitting on a sleeping bag in the master bedroom of our house in Bozeman. Our bed is gone, few items still remain in the house. I can’t sleep. My mind is torn between the new adventure that lies ahead and the friends and family we leave behind.… Read the rest

Ten Months

Our little guy is now 10 months old! Though he’s not crawling yet, he can scoot and roll and can move quicker than both mom and dad are ready for. He’s a happy, healthy baby boy who brings regular joy into our lives. It helps that he sleeps through the night…DSC_5284Read the rest

Nine Months (3/4 Year Old)

Our little guy turned 9 month over the weekend! We were away camping up in Hyalite Canyon, south of Bozeman for the holiday weekend, so we finally got our monthly shot accomplished today. Speaking of camping, Elijah experienced his first camping trip and did great! He even slept through some thunder and lightning storms that passed through.… Read the rest