• Find Your Tribe and Love them Well

    September 13, 2017

     Find your tribe and love them well. I’ve heard that quote over and over and, for the longest time, it made me sad.  Why was no one choosing me to be a member of their tribe?  Why was no one loving me well.  Why wasn’t I worth it?  I spent hours crying out to the…

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  • We Know What to do at the Fair

    August 28, 2017

    Nate and I tend to err on the side of being more minimalist people.  I definitely wouldn’t say that we’re minimalist in the true sense of the word but we hate clutter.  We love getting rid of things that aren’t useful or don’t bring us joy.  We hate spending money on stuff.  (Make sure you…

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  • America’s Favorite Pastime

    July 14, 2017

    Take me out to the ballgame!  Although that’s not something you’ll normally hear me say, when I’m visiting family and that’s the activity everyone is taking part in, I happily join along.  On my side of the family there are 12 siblings, 4 in-laws, 1 fiance, 3 nieces (with one on the way), 5 nephews,…

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  • Touch a Firetruck

    June 28, 2017

    Ask Caleb what a firetruck says and he’ll immediately start screeching out a siren sound.  It’s a little annoying but totally adorable so we ask him to do it quite often.  Since we ask him so often, it might be our fault that our little dude adores firetrucks.  When we found out that the children’s…

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  • Sledding with a Couple of Toddlers

    January 6, 2017

    The week after Christmas Nate, Caleb and I headed to Spokane to visit my family.  With eleven brothers and sisters, five nieces and nephews, and four siblings-in-law you better believe trips to visit family are a whole bunch of crazy!  This time around there were only a few of us home (and by a few…

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  • Southwest Washington Fair

    August 24, 2016

    There’s something special and quaint about a county fair.  I had only ever attended huge state fairs so, when it was time for the Southwest Washington Fair, I knew we needed to go!  I’m in love with small town living and a county fair is, in my mind, the epitome of that!  Nate was able…

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  • Lake Stevens Aquafest

    August 1, 2016

    Caleb adores his grandparents so he’s a fan of visiting them (or them visiting him) whenever possible!  This weekend was one of those weekends when we decided to take the two hour trek up to Lake Stevens, Washington to spend time with them. It just so happened that the weekend we were going to be…

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  • Community Living

    July 8, 2016

    My heart yearns for community.  I think we were created to be in community and, unfortunately, the era we live in – especially here in America – makes it hard for us to have the desire for true, authentic community be met.  We go to work, the grocery store, the mall, any number of places…

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