Much Needed Family Time

With all the craziness of life going on. I have not spent the time with my family that they deserve. Either I’m home and busy, or gone entirely. At least that’s how it was. Now that the house is “done” and we are just days away from moving back to Montana, I’ve been able to spend some much needed time with my little family.… Read the rest

The Interim

I accepted the job, finished the house to get it on the market and drove out to Montana to work a couple weeks. We are full swing into a new chapter of life, yet this seems more like a prelude. Nothing is settled, everything feels up in the air. It makes me think of catching a pop-fly ball when you know you have it, but you’re momentarily blinded by the sun.… Read the rest

Feels Like Home

Everybody around the Gorge is talking about all this snow that is still on the ground. By talking, I really mean complaining. Yes, I am stuck at my parents without a car. Yes, it is too icy to take Elijah out in the stroller with the hills. Yes, I am getting a little cabin fever at times.… 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

Patience Iago Patience

I have always struggled with patience. I want to have a plan for everything and I want it to happen in my timeline. God apparently doesn’t want that for me lately. With everything that has transpired since Brent started applying for jobs, it has been a waiting game. It hasn’t been a normal waiting game either.… Read the rest

A little hope…

It was take two for story time today over at the White Salmon library today. As I drove through the Gorge, I knew it was going to be a good day today. The sun was out which brought light to the mountain that we had only seen a glimpse of over 2 weeks ago.… Read the rest

Today’s Thoughts 

As I sit here writing this I have had just one thing on my mind today, my friends back in Bozeman. It has been three weeks since we left Bozeman. It doesn’t seem that long yet, it seems like forever. When will I get to see them next. I’ve spent this much time not seeing them before due to vacations overlapping and life in general.… Read the rest

Stepping Out

This morning I decided to take a step out of my comfort zone. I get a little nervous trying out new things especially when I don’t know anyone else. Today Elijah and I took a drive over to White Salmon. We stopped by the library for baby/toddler story time. I didn’t know what to expect since I’ve never gone to a story time before.… Read the rest

Imaginary Neighborhood

I know I have already talked about this a little. When you get a card in the mail that says “in my imaginary neighborhood you live right next door…”, I can’t help but shed more tears over the recent move. I can’t help but think of the tears that we have shed and the ones that were shed on our behalf.… Read the rest

Where to start?


Now that we have been in The Dalles for a week and Brent is now onto his second week of work over in White Salmon, we are both trying to figure out where to start building community. This isn’t an easy question to answer as we have yet to figure out where we will be in the next several months.… Read the rest

Leaving Bozeman

I started saying goodbye to Bozeman back in July when Brent actively started applying for jobs around the Pacific Northwest. Now, it has always been a dream of ours to leave Bozeman. I wanted an adventure. I had only ever moved from the northern part of Montana down to the Gallatin Valley with my parents when I was 12.… 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