Forgive my brevity, but I just finished applying for four international visas and my brain is absolute mush. Our flights are booked, we’re headed to China! March 26th. 16 days… not that I’m counting, or anything. After a quick puddle-jump to Seattle, we board our 12 hour international flight to Beijing. Please pray for our Read More →

I will praise you, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works.  I will be glad and rejoice in You;  I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. Psalms 9:1-2 We just got our Travel Approval, our official invitation to head to China and pick up our Read More →

I used to drive the freeway every day. In much of Oregon, freeway driving is simply a way of life. My daughter’s school was a twenty minute drive southbound on I5, and I made that trek twice daily. If was going shopping, I’d always find the nearest freeway on-ramp to expedite the journey. Being a Read More →

What’s a family of Montanans to do when it’s too icy to go sledding with your new Christmas sleds, too warm to go ice skating with your new skates, and too snowy to put up your new trampoline from Grandpa & Grandma? Impromptu Christmas road trip! That’s just what we did. After a tranquil day Read More →

I love living in Montana. Aptly dubbed, “Big Sky Country”, the 180′ expanse of striking blue sky is clear and bright nearly every day of the year, regardless of the temperature. With our notorious wide-open-spaces, sparser, squattier tree line, and minimal sprinkling of puffy clouds that dot the far reaches of the atmosphere, the sky Read More →

I vividly recall the fist time I read my favorite passage of scripture… In the back seat of Husband’s Jeep Grand Cherokee, squeezed next to our four month old firstborn, and yakking it up with my sister on a lose-your-mind-road-trip from Salem, Oregon to the tippity-top of Vancouver Island, British Colombia. It was an annual Read More →

Hula skirts, horses, ziplines, and square dancing. Old friends, new friends, and packs of wild children running like wolves over the mountainside. Our family of four- soon to be five- just returned from a blessed escape to an enriching retreat, tailored to families that have adopted- or are currently in process. Far from cell phone Read More →