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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....

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...

Long Story Short – A Quick Guide To Our Family’s Big Changes

July 2011 – my husband takes a job with his company in Chicago. The kids and I stay behind in Houston so our oldest daughter can finish her Senior year in high school. We anticipate...

When You Move Away, Far Away

It was all innocent enough. I had just finished my DVRd episode of Downton Abbey when a commercial came on for Antiques Roadshow, the host standing in a green valley, mountains rising up...

Why My Mind Can’t Manage To Stay in the Present

My mind seems caught in a six-month time warp. Even though I am going through each day, fulfilling responsibilities, meeting deadlines, completing routine tasks, my mind is not...

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