Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Monday, July 17, 2017

Girls Hike

We took advantage of great weather and summer schedules and went hiking with friends last week. It was a short hike to one of my favorite waterfalls....short and easy with a fantastic reward at the end (the waterfall). 

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Friday, July 14, 2017

I'll Push You by Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck

This is the true, inspirational story of friendship, adventure and faith. Best friends, Patrick and Justin, decide to take on the adventure of a lifetime and travel 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. The twist, however, is that Justin is in a wheelchair and Patrick will be pushing Justin on this seemingly impossible path. 

In the book, the two tell the story of their friendship, Justin's diagnosis and how they accomplished such an amazing venture. I really enjoyed hearing how each was challenged and changed by this journey. It was also encouraging to read about other travelers who helped along the way and played a part in the story. 

I really enjoy memoirs, especially adventure narratives, and this story was a joy to read. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for this review.

Thursday, July 6, 2017


Our neighbors shoot off a few fireworks every year and we go out and watch them. We live near a lake, and the fireworks keep coming from every direction so it's a bit random and there is a lot of head turning to catch them. But it's close and convenient.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Lavender Valley

Last year we came upon this lavender farm after the bloom, so this year I wanted to be sure to get there earlier. My mom was visiting, and so I took her to see it. Some of the lavender was in bloom, but not all of it.  The big lavender festival is coming up this next weekend so I bet it will be in full bloom then.

Still it was beautiful and the views of Mt. Hood were amazing.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

My Garden

My garden and backyard is far from perfect, but I do enjoy it. I'm grateful for this space, and this year my goal is to share it with as many people as possible - inviting at least one person over a week to sit and talk/eat/drink with me on my patio.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Macro Magic

I love capturing reflections in water drops. I've been waiting for these daisies to bloom and for the rain to come so I could  photograph them. The first four photos were taken with my dslr....the last two with my iphone and olloclip.

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