Paleo Crockpot Challenge

It’s been over a year. And what a year it has been. I’m not sure where I would even begin, were I to re-hash the year. So I’ll stick with the biggest highlight… I married my best friend on a beautiful, rainy day in August. Some day I would love to do a post about…

The House

“Dear Heavenly Father, thank you,” he began. Then there was a pause, a sigh and the unmistakable sound of gentle tears beginning to stream down each of our faces. I dare not open my eyes and so instead I squeeze them tightly shut. “Thank you, thank you. Amen.” He finished. And then with a laugh…

Hood River + Halo Headband Giveaway

As I drove into Downtown Hood River last Wednesday, my breath stopped for just a moment and then I let out a sigh. It was most like a sigh of relief. It was the 4th Wednesday I made the drive from work in The Dalles, 20 miles along the Columbia to Hood River. This Wednesday…

I Have a Beautiful Body

I’m making a pact with myself. The comparison needs to stop. It’s funny, I think I struggled less with body image when I was 25 pounds heavier. Maybe there’s a fear in me that I will go back to what I was. Even just saying that now, I have to stop myself and ask, “so…

The Longing

From the day I started this blog, I’ve always desired for it to be real, authentic. And while I have never said anything on these pages that isn’t true, there’s a part of myself that I’ve been too afraid to open up to the big wide internet world. But what is our life, if not…