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Welcome to Simple Moments Stick

Welcome to Simple Moments Stick, my little corner of the internet!  I’m so glad you stopped by and want to get to know me a little better!  I’m Susannah – wife to the hottest associate pastor around and mama to two precocious little boys!

Simple Moments Stick is my place to encourage the simple life.  Whether it’s faith, marriage, parenting, travel, food, or anything else these are ways to incorporate simplicity in your every day life.

Here at Simple Moments Stick you’ll find:

  • A respectful discussion about my Christian faith.  I know that not all my followers agree with my religious beliefs and I strive to honor that but my faith is at the core of who I am and I can’t shy away from that.  I desire to share my Christian faith and keep it simple and focused on the most important thing – the Grace of Jesus.
  • A look into my marriage and parenting style.  I definitely don’t have it all together but I strive to be the best wife and mother I possibly can be!  You’ll read all about the things I get right and the things I get wrong as my family grows and changes together.
  • A little of everything else.  Simplicity can be found in travel, blogging, fashion, and so much more and I bring all sorts of fun topics to the table!  You’ll never be bored when you stop by Simple Moments Stick!

Grab a cup of coffee, snuggle up in a cozy blanket, and join me as we journey toward simplicity together!


  • Nancy

    August 27, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Hi! Found you through SITS – congrats on your big day! I love your story and am excited to read more. I spent a month in West Africa about 7 years ago so I'm looking forward to reading about your experiences in Ethiopia…and also really curious to learn more about your amazing family!
    I'll be following via Bloglovin…great to meet you! God bless!

  • Becky L.

    September 13, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    I just found your blog. You were visiting Jen, army wife, (El Paso, TX). Talking about rain. Hey we are close! I live in Oregon as well. I grew up in Oregon, left for 13 years, 4 with military, came back with husband and two children in tow. Now I'm a grandma! I blog too, hop over. I just finished a series of posts on my recent trip to Nicaragua. Have a a great day!

  • Caroline

    October 4, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Love your about me and your heart for the Lord! So cool!!! And a big family, how fun!

  • Erinn Sluka

    October 21, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Hi! I found you through SITS Blogtober. I live just North of Seattle-not too far from you! Was just in Portland last weekend to take my son and friends to Lego Fest down there at the Convention Center. Sounds like you guys are going to have a very fulfilling life together. Will have to remember you next time I head South! Come visit me as well-

  • Jaime

    October 23, 2013 at 2:27 am

    What a lovely About Me page!

    I found ya via the SitsGirls Blogtober! I just became a follower and I hope you come visit my blog, too!


    October 25, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    you and your husband remind me so much of my little sister and her husband — she's a kindergarten teacher in phoenix, and he studying to get his master's in theological studies (he writes the blog they are the sweetest, and your writing reminds me so much of them 🙂

  • Jonathan Petersen

    October 29, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    I’m writing to invite you to join the new Bible Gateway Blogger Grid (BG²). If you'd like details, email me. Thanks.

  • Caitlin F.

    November 21, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I am so, so glad you stopped by my blog so I knew to come here and see yours. I cannot wait to dive knee-deep into your entries, they are so close to my heart as well {god, family, love, gratitude, etc.}.

    1. Caitlin F.

      November 21, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      And I just realized now you're the same blog I "found" the other day and commented on. Oh my goodness, my mind forgets more than it doesn't most days. Either way – so glad to have connected! Looking forward to reading more 🙂

  • Channing Lobpries

    December 6, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I found you through the Lets Be Friends Blog Hop and I am so glad I did. I cannot wait to read more!

  • Kyomm @Vow Move Live

    December 18, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Hi Susannah, thank you for stopping by my blog, i look forward to reading more of yours and getting to know you. thanks again!

  • Beka Castille

    December 23, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Hey! I found your blog through a google search off of a google search…lol. Glad I did though! Looking forward to reading through what you have on here!

  • Hillary Fay @ A Whole Awful Lot

    January 16, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Hey! I found your blog through Rachel's guest post today! (love her btw!) I'm excited to start following you 🙂

  • Notes from a Newlywed

    February 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Oh, this is so nice to meet you! I completely stumbled upon your blog when I googled how to be a no-reply blogger using WordPress. Turns out I totally love your blog, beyond that one incredibly helpful post, and we even follow some of the same blogs already. Small world, love it!!

  • Ashley Elizabeth

    February 11, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Hello, I'm not sure how I stumbled upon your blog. I am so happy though to have found a fellow Oregon blogger. I'm in Oregon City and it isn't often that I find local bloggers. I have read a little this morning and love your blog!

    Swing on over and say hello.

  • Cheryl

    February 20, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    I learned about your link-up through Caroline at "In Due Time". So happy to have found you! I loved reading your "about" page, and your passion for Jesus and His cause is contagious! So thankful for you! God bless you and Nate and your future together! It will be exciting to see where God leads you. Love, Cheryl

  • Marianne (Mare) Baker Ball

    March 3, 2014 at 3:08 am

    hello! I love finding other believers in the blogosphere! Just came here from another Christian blog. You have a beautiful family. What a wonderful upbringing you had with all the traveling. I 'liked' your facebook page, so I can stay connected. I think blogging by Christian woman can bring light to the social networking world. I'd like to join in your blog hop sometime. Visit me, if you'd like: facebook –
    this will take you to my blog, Adventures in the Ballpark. I will be coming back!

  • Ceil

    September 12, 2014 at 1:56 am

    Hi There! I am coming over from Jennifer's bloghop!
    What fun to read about your interesting life and family! Wow, I bet you have some wonderful stories 🙂 I'm sure you will be a wonderful pastor's wife. You have a heart for ministry and for the Lord. What more do you need?
    I hope we can be blog friends too!

  • Jennifer – The Deliberate Mom

    September 14, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Oh yay! you met my beautiful blogging friend Ceil! She is such a wonderful spiritual friend/mentor.

    I loved rereading this Susannah. Thank you so much for sharing (and for showing up to my #Blirthdaybash)!

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  • mypurplepineapple

    May 18, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Love your About Me page! It is awesome that yours consist of text + pictures! God's love + grace amazes me everyday! I love traveling + would just LOVE to do missionary work like you have done! I am glad you shared your about me page on the Blog Love project! It is great to get to know more about you! I am Very excited to read your upcoming blog posts!

  • Lucy Blair

    June 8, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Hey Susannah! Just found you on The Peony Project and I'm so glad I did! My husband and I will be moving to Portland next year and I had no idea there was a community of Christian bloggers already established there. Won't be able to join in your meet up this summer but I am so so so thrilled (can you tell by the amount of "so"s I'm adding?) to have learned this!! I'd love it if we could keep in touch so I can come right alongside y'all whenever we arrive. Have a great week!

    <3 Lucy @ Spirit-Filled Simple

  • Iryna Bychkiv

    June 12, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Hi Susannah! I found your blog on Peony Project! I'm also 20 something mama and like blogging about parenting and kids. I'm excited to read your blog. Wow, you came from a big family! I wish I had siblings, but I'm the only child in a family. That's why I want to give my daughter many brothers and sisters. I hope God will bless us with more kids.
    I also traveled a bit before moving to the US, mostly in Europe. I've never been to Africa though. That's an exotic place for me. How did you like living in Ethiopia? I feel like their lifestyle is so much different from the way we all live.
    I definitely need to update my "About" page. I've just started blogging couple of months ago and didn't have much time for writing my personal story. I also have some stories to tell:)

    Have a great day!

  • keturahcolette

    June 25, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Hi! Nice to meet you! I found you on The Peony Project page. I have enjoyed reading about you and "getting to know you". I can't even imagine having a family as large as yours (I am an only child), but it sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing a glimpse into your life 🙂

  • Katie at Better Off Benedict

    August 13, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Hi! Nice to meet you 🙂 I finally connected the dots and figured out that you must be Stephanie's friend Susannah! You are now on my reading list!

  • Koko atkokosplace

    October 4, 2015 at 1:50 am

    What wonderful experiences you've had! Cheers, Koko❀

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