Medical Update – Spring 2017

The prelude to winter began with Dan's hospitalization November 1st. I spent the day wrestling with my intuition that I needed a significant break--things were getting to be too much and I felt super fragile. I talked to the HR manager at work and decided to take a leave of absence for the month of … Continue reading Medical Update – Spring 2017

Lately In Life

So let's talk about life lately. We are nearing the end of July, folks. Summer is pretty busy, isn't it? It certainly has quite a zeal to it. If it were fall or winter, I suspect we would be judging our busyness and blaming it on "back to school" or the holidays, or this or that. … Continue reading Lately In Life

Cheese & Chocolate Party

  At Dan's last platinum chemo treatment day, February 21st, we joked with our friend Patrick that we should have a "Cheese and Chocolate Party" in six weeks to celebrate the supposed return of Dan's taste buds. We origicnally christened it the "5 C party," the C's to stand for Carlton Crest Cheese and Chocolate … Continue reading Cheese & Chocolate Party

Two Months in Photos: Celebrations and Growth 2/13-4/13

Oregon's spring came generously early this year. I couldn't help but feel it was meant for us. The last two months have been full of struggle and change, so warm air, full sun, and colorful blooms as early as February were like stars in a deep, dark night sky guiding me along, promising some kind … Continue reading Two Months in Photos: Celebrations and Growth 2/13-4/13

1 Month in Photos 12/9/14 – 1/9/15

Jim and Char arrived again on December 9th to stay with us for ten days. I had quite a bit to do on my holiday to-do list, so it was great to have extra hands to help and keep Raine entertained. He is really loving his special time with Grandma and Grandpa when they visit! … Continue reading 1 Month in Photos 12/9/14 – 1/9/15

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

Holiday Shopping With Dan & Leah – Part One

  If you are shopping for the holidays, you have one weekend left. If you aren't, lucky you to NOT be involved in the craziness! (I hope you will read this and keep in mind gifts for a rainy day.) Either way, we wanted to share with you our holiday shopping adventures. We came up with … Continue reading Holiday Shopping With Dan & Leah – Part One