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I Was Made for Fall

Fall in Oregon whispers of luxury – the piling on of soft, cozy layers, whether they be clothes or blankets or boots and scarves. The weather seems to champion the introvert in me...

Driving Along Oregon’s Columbia River

One of my favorite things about being back in Oregon is our proximity to the Columbia River Gorge & Basin, one of the most beautiful areas of the United States that I have ever...

Beauty Swoon

Sometimes the beauty of Oregon will still catch me off-guard as I’m driving through town, and I’ll wish I could capture forever what my eyes see in that instant. I didn’t...

Things I Miss about Texas (Yes, There Are Some!)

I’m so happy to be back in Oregon, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some things I miss about Texas. The people. I definitely miss some of the good friends we made there....

Sky, Fields, Family

It was impossibly beautiful here in Oregon today. Mid 70′s, bright sun, clear blue sky, lovely breeze. The incredible weather, coupled with the rare occasion that everyone was home...

You Can Have This or You Can Have That

In the Houston suburb where we lived, our subdivision was just a few years old. The streets were a maze of cookie-cutter houses and square box back yards. Nearly every house had the same...

Wordless Wednesday: Welcome Back To Oregon

It will be three weeks on Thursday since we moved back as a family to the Portland, Oregon area. Am I happy to be back? Oh, yes. I plan to catch up a little – as much as I can –...

You Can Go Home Again, But It’s Really Trippy

Last week my husband and I flew to the Portland, Oregon suburb where we’ll be moving our whole family in just two weeks. We had lived in this particular town for 7 years before moving...