June Recap

June was a bit of a blur, awaiting Dan's CT scan, awaiting Dan's results, and blowing off steam afterward. I'm so sorry to have left everyone hanging after my announcement and no follow-up post! For shame. {I hope you all concluded that no news is good news!} I recently read "10 Tips for Coping with Scanxiety" … Continue reading June Recap

Our Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony

There was a beautiful opportunity that opened up for us to renew our wedding vows on Valentine's Day. In three weeks, I planned a small ceremony for us with our siblings, Doug and Rachel, and enlisted a few friends and community members to help us put it together at the last minute (on a shoestring budget). … Continue reading Our Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony

Christmas 2014

These are all photos taken by our talented friend, Christie, for our holiday cards. I can't even tell you how much I love them. We were at Cana's Feast, and those are my beloved mountains in the background. I'm not one to wear bright red, or even put Raine in bright red, but it happened … Continue reading Christmas 2014

Holiday Shopping With Dan & Leah – Part Two

McMinnville is also a fun town to explore during happy hour and at night. Third Street is beautifully lined with trees, a canopy of Christmas lights twinkling above with lit up ribbon arches at cross streets. We have enjoyed many evenings drinking and eating here together and with friends. Our top recommendations are: Thistle Nick's … Continue reading Holiday Shopping With Dan & Leah – Part Two

One Week in Photos 12/2 – 12/9

What a busy week! The holidays have our calendar full. Looks like cancer won't be slowing us down! I started the week trying to take Raine to the gingerbread village decorating party for Valley Emporium, but he only lasted about ten minutes (long enough to pick out our candy decorations, eat a bunch of them, and then … Continue reading One Week in Photos 12/2 – 12/9

One Week in Photos 11/26 – 12/2

We celebrated Thanksgiving 2014 with the Sherwood Seven --Matt, Gayle, Abbie, Sarah, Garret, Hannah, and Emma. We have so many great memories with them, ever since our first Thanksgiving with Matt and Gayle in 2004! We had just moved to Oregon two months prior and Gayle invited us to her home for the holiday. It … Continue reading One Week in Photos 11/26 – 12/2

Shine A Light Tonight

We are on for tonight! At 6 pm Pacific time, I will host a Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event. Please join us at Upper Park in Carlton, OR, or from the comfort of your own home. We will light candles and/or shine flashlights and share stories to raise awareness for lung cancer. It … Continue reading Shine A Light Tonight

Shine A Light Event Rescheduled

Hello, friends. In my last post, I decided to host a "Shine A Light" event of my own on Wednesday, November 26th at 6 p.m. Due to a change in Dan's symptoms and treatment, we will be at St. Vincent's tomorrow and I have to cancel. (An update post on him will be published soon...) I … Continue reading Shine A Light Event Rescheduled

Two Weeks In Photos 10/28 – 11/11

  We said goodbye to Dan's mom, Char, on his first chemo day -Thursday, October 30th. She had stayed with us for for 23 days. For some people, this could sound like a mother-in-law nightmare, but I am so fortunate to say that it was a mother-in-law miracle. I love Char so much and cherished … Continue reading Two Weeks In Photos 10/28 – 11/11