A colossal, heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Valerie Hibler Photography Phab Photo Phundraiser! Valerie[and all who participated]’s generosity has blessed our family tremendously, and contributed significantly towards our in-China expenses. We are sincerely grateful!   Without further ado, here is a video announcing the winner of the photo session and $200 photo Read More →

I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for the amazing people that God has placed in our path, both here in Montana as well as our home state of Oregon… In the same week, a photog-friend from each state generously offered to donate their services to bless our family’s adoption fund. In Bozeman, Bärbel of Bärbel Morton Photography has Read More →

It’s no secret that I’m a gluttonous, voracious reader. I’m currently devouring five books and always have a rotating queue never less than ten titles long. So many books, so little time. One day I hope to have a den/library with at least one entire wall dedicated to books/bookshelves. In my current season of life, however, I 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’m about to be a mom of a toddler again, and it’s been a while. I’m thrilled to have a second go-round at Toddlerhood with our Little Man, but also a tad nervous… Everything seems to be different and new again. To circumcise or not to circumcise? Cloth or disposable diapers? Where can I get one of those nifty Read More →

Seventeen years ago I spent my entire Spring Break grounded. Even from my phone*. The humanity! As one might guess, it seemed to me the end of the world– especially since I had just met the cutest, awesome-est guy… … A grade older than me, he was the strapping captain of the wrestling team, with perfectly coiffed spiky-but-not-too-spiky sandy blonde hair and a faint sprinkle of Read More →

Our youngest awoke early this morning with the stomach flu. And a good morning to you, too, Germs! Isn’t there a rule that homeschooling families are exempt from communicable disease? Last year, our first in public school, in a new state with new bugs, we seemed to catch every bug that Montana had to offer. I digress… As Read More →