We’re going to miss Montana. This move is bittersweet in that while we’re resolute about returning home for this next season of family life, we’ll certainly miss Big Sky Country and many of it’s inhabitants. It’s been a beautiful oasis in which to homeschool, homestead, simplify, adopt, and adventure. The land is where are roots are. The Read More →

November is “National Adoption Month”, yesterday “Orphan Sunday.” With the aim of spurring additional families to answer the call of the orphan, I figured I’d jump aboard the advocating bandwagon by sharing a highlight reel of sorts here on the blog: Adoption 101. Adoption Cliff’s Notes. Adoption in a Nutshell. Four years ago this month, Husband and I began our international adoption journey Read More →

I’ve reluctantly come to terms with the fact that little man is now too big [long] for the Ergo backpack. His feet dangle nearly to the floor and seem to drag across the ground as I carry him, these days. #hobbitproblems It’s bittersweet, because it quietly marks the end of his baby-hood, and because that Ergo was Read More →

Today marks the fourteenth year that I’ve had the privilege of being Mrs. to Handsome Husband. He’s my favorite human. “The woman was made of a rib out of the side of man; not made out of his head to rule over him, not out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but Read More →

We have a steady stream of visitors heading eastward from Oregon, again, this summer. *Be our guest, be our guest, put our service to the test…* With Quality Time as my primary Love Language, I feel especially blessed when loved-ones are willing to travel- and use up vacation time– to hang with us. Bestie Courtney & Busy-Bee Read More →

I’m a homemaker. Making and keeping and running our home is a job I actually take pride in. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to share how we strive to maintain an organized, efficient home with a bunch of local high-school Home-Ec students, earlier this week. They returned to tour our house as a field-trip, yesterday afternoon. My friend (the Read More →

Once upon a time, there was a season wherein I dressed our girls identically… Every. single. day. Pretty sure it’s a God-given right to moms of girls. While it was undeniably adorable (and effectively curtailed excessive spending, as I only purchased clothing I could find in both their sizes) at the time, it just wouldn’t fly anymore. They have developed distinct styles, tastes, Read More →