Love Your Eyes

Jema in a swing chair or hammock by Acacia.

I am trying to convince Jon that my gift of creative thinking will manage to find a place for this Acacia swing chair (I want the butterfly design)!  I loved it the moment I laid eyes on it at Columbia River Roaster in Arcadia, Oregon.  A coffee shop with a swing! So far I have developed […]

Pie Fight: How We Celebrate Birthdays

Cool whip face on Eli.

When I stepped a foot outside the box, as in the box of cultural norms, unknowingly I decided to view the world from a different perspective.  I no longer felt bound by traditional ways of celebrating occasions.  I was freed of what I was “suppose” to do or “should” do for my kids if I […]

Double-Decker Bus on Alberta Street in Portland

Red Double Decker Bus on Alberta Street in Portland, Oregon.

It only took us three and half years to visit the state that was number one on our list to see when we left on this permanent road trip, the state of Oregon!  We are finally here “living” in northern Portland and soaking in the variety of culture that has melded together in this city. […]

Writing My First eBook

Writing in the RV office

“Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul.”  -Anne Lamott Here I am in my “office” of sorts, writing away.  I just popped out of bed, threw on some clothes and set up my space.  I need a shower, some may […]

Wild Rice Recipe on a Rainy Day

Bend-Sunriver Oregon Thousand Trail RV Resort Campground Site

Rainy day in Oregon today.  Thank goodness there is a clubhouse for the kids to hang out in while I write.  We gravitate towards sipping Organic India Tulsi Tea and spending the day chilling.  Tonight includes the premier of Spiderman 3 while Jon and I sip wine in bed.  A nesting sorta day and night. For dinner […]