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

Monday, August 21, 2017

Camp Week

I know my blogging has been sporadic lately....I'm going through one of those times where I'm questioning the future of my blogging. In terms of priorities, blogging falls pretty low on my list. But I also know that if I stop completely, my photography will suffer or become non-existent. So...I'll post when I can and not beat myself up or feel guilty about how sporadic it is.

Anyway....the girls went to camp last week and my husband and I spent a few days in a favorite spot. We spent one day walking around town and the next day walking around mountains. 

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Trip to the Coast

This past week we had friends visiting from France and took a day trip to the coast....partly to see the Pacific Ocean, but mostly to escape the 100+ temps we had here in Portland. 

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Little Things Thursday

I was going to wash the window, but then they say there and I took photos instead. 
I still need to wash that window!

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Sunday, July 30, 2017



mom/grandma's visit

4th of July party

new outreach opportunity....
working with new refugee family from Congo 
(although they lived in a refugee camp in Tanzania for 20 years)

lots and lots of library visits with my girl
(she's trying to visit all 20 in our county this summer)

Troutdale Barn Concert / Troutdale parade
Gresham Arts Festival / Gresham Farmer's Market
Hood River Farmer's Market

oldest daughter volunteered at a VBS

Jill and youngest daughter attended a 3 day homeschool practicum

Kevin and Jill celebrated 21st anniversary

hosted three large BBQ gatherings in our backyard
(friends, co-workers and church community group)

youngest daughter attended VBS and also spent a lot of time making slime

we discovered $1 Waffle Cone Wednesday

We played tourist in our own town

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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.