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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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

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

  • 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-

  • 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!

  • 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 🙂

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

  • 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.}.

    • 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 🙂

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

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

  • 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!

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

  • 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!!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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 🙂

  • 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!

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