Parade Time

Elijah’s First Parade

Last weekend was The Dalles Cherry Festival. Brent was on call for the weekend, so we decided to spend the weekend close to town. That turned out to be a good thing since he had to go in 3 times and once was in the middle of the night.… Read the rest

The Dalles Life

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


100 Days of Elijah: Day 50

Halfway point! Today deserves two photos. Plus, I couldn’t pick¬†one. This kids smile and laughter sure brightens my day even on the overcast days where there isn’t much color around and everything looks gray.… Read the rest


Flat Tire

My escape from reality has been my runs lately. Although, I guess I’m not really escaping reality when I spend most of that time thinking about what is going on in our lives right now. However, it is a time that calms me down and brings me a little peace.… Read the rest


Three State Tour

Last month, we left the confines of Montana for our last big outing before our¬†addition to the family arrives. The trip centered around two different events, a Seattle wedding and the Grand Teton Relay. In between the two, we spent time in Oregon with family.… Read the rest


An Oregon Run

Brent and I were able to go on a chilly yet beautiful run the other morning in The Dalles. I ran up a hill to gain about 1000 feet. It felt great and the view was beautiful. It is a great way to start my training as it is a fresh start.… Read the rest