11 Years & Counting

It’s been 11 years since we said our “I do’s” and they have been the most amazing years. It’s crazy to look back on this time. We’ve traveled, made friends, made babies, laughed and cried together. And now, we are setting out on a new adventure…… Read the rest


One of the most exciting steps in a pregnancy is when you get to find out the gender of baby! I know that some people like to wait, but that just isn’t my cup of tea. I feel like I need to know to really get down to planning and being prepared.… Read the rest

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I work at Skyline Hospital as an IT administrator. I maintain computers, networks, and help out the hospital staff with their digital woes. It’s something I feel I’m good at, but to be honest, it’s not something I’m overly excited about. But a couple times a year, I get to put on my creative hat and do some photo a video work for the hospital.… Read the rest


If you follow either Jess or myself on Instagram, you probably saw that we went on a family trip to Kauai recently. It was a great trip, though it may have highlighted some chapters being turned in our lives.

Pacific Ocean sunset looking over Queen's Bath in Princeville, HI on the island of Kauai

We traveled there with Elijah, Jess’s parents and her sister Krista. It was a nearly full van, especially the first and last day with all our luggage.… Read the rest

It’s not my job

“It’s not my job!”

Have you heard that lately? Said that lately? Well I’ve said both, felt both and possibly encouraged both. Why is that? Is it necessarily even a bad thing? Let’s dive in!

Let’s start off with determining the validity of the statement. There are times for the statement, “It’s not my job” to be used in realistic, productive way.… Read the rest

Up-ended Routines

This winter, I was on the schedule to serve at our church. The roads were dicey due to some recent snow storms, but I had missed nearly a month of services because of travel, work or bad weather, so I shoveled the driveway, brushed off the car and got our little family on the road.… Read the rest

REEL Replay | Nepal 2018

It’s been nearly a year since I went on a trip to Nepal and while late, I finally did a recap video. Now this is just a piece of the work, with more to come later. It was great to relive my time there. I went there with my good friend Andy Holm to trial run a dream of ours to make an organization that helps businesses that are dedicated to reaching into their respective communities and making an impact.… Read the rest

Pregnancy Struggles Update

You all have been following along on my pregnancy journey. I want to thank you for your prayers and investment into thinking about me. Your kind words and support have meant a lot. I decided that it’s time I give you an update on how it has all been going.

For those of you that don’t know, I am pregnant!… Read the rest

What’s your outlook?

My goodness! “Where do I go from here?” Have you said that, felt that, ACTED on that? The helplessness builds in your psyche like a consuming fire, devouring what was once good. Perhaps you’re at a dead-end job, struggling to get a business off the ground or trying to get married or have children.… Read the rest

Finding the “Perfect” Christmas Tree

We spent some time this summer taking a look around the local woods to spot the perfect place to go tree hunting. We found several places that looked like there were some pretty great trees. My sister was coming to town the week before Thanksgiving, so we decided to take her out with us.… Read the rest

Elijah’s Three Yr Old Session | DT The Dalles

After I posted a photo or two from our time at the Rowena Crest Viewpoint, a friend suggested that I do a more urban setting for a shoot. So, I did! This time, I waited to take the hubby along too. Mostly because I didn’t want to deal with a kiddo running around with cars so near.… Read the rest

A Three Year Old Photo Session

Right before our little man, Elijah, turned three and I mean days before, we went out and had a couple photo sessions. I decided that I need and want to start documenting Elijah a little more often. That means, having a photo session or two throughout the year. I think I will at least do a big one for his birthday.… Read the rest