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My husband pulled off an epic surprise Christmas present to me this year: a 2 night getaway to a mountain cabin near Mt. hood.  He even arranged for my mom and her twin to come up from Texas and take care of the boys while we were gone. The “cabin” (which I totally imagined a […]

December 17, 2018

My husband pulled off an epic surprise Christmas present to me this year: a 2 night getaway to a mountain cabin near Mt. hood.  He even arranged for my mom and her twin to come up from Texas and take care of the boys while we were gone. The “cabin” (which I totally imagined a […]

December 17, 2018

This is the second year in a row that when my mom was visiting from Texas we got incredible weather at the coast IN FEBRUARY. It was a fun little day trip with just the boys, myself and my mom. I even got a chance to drone a bit! Of course it was MY kid […]

December 17, 2018

This is the second year in a row that when my mom was visiting from Texas we got incredible weather at the coast IN FEBRUARY. It was a fun little day trip with just the boys, myself and my mom. I even got a chance to drone a bit! Of course it was MY kid […]

December 17, 2018

It was a dark and rainy January day as I headed up to her childhood home on Skyline Blvd in Portland…. The wind was pretty crazy. How were we going to get some nice outdoor shots? Welp, per usual, we made it work and doesn’t she look AMAZING?!! We did a few “outdoor” shots in […]

November 30, 2018

It was a dark and rainy January day as I headed up to her childhood home on Skyline Blvd in Portland…. The wind was pretty crazy. How were we going to get some nice outdoor shots? Welp, per usual, we made it work and doesn’t she look AMAZING?!! We did a few “outdoor” shots in […]

November 30, 2018

Do you like to support local businesses?  I sure love my big box stores when it’s necessary, but it also feels so good to support my local small business or even fellow small businesses/entrepreneurs that aren’t local – that have online shops! Yay for the internet! It means SO much to me when folks support […]

November 23, 2018

Do you like to support local businesses?  I sure love my big box stores when it’s necessary, but it also feels so good to support my local small business or even fellow small businesses/entrepreneurs that aren’t local – that have online shops! Yay for the internet! It means SO much to me when folks support […]

November 23, 2018

The city of Portland basically shut down (several times) across the winter of 2016. It was a rough one for this Texas girl who only prefers to visit snow and than leave it there. Of course it happened to be when I was also pregnant and solo parenting for 3 weeks… big storms and stuff […]

November 18, 2018

The city of Portland basically shut down (several times) across the winter of 2016. It was a rough one for this Texas girl who only prefers to visit snow and than leave it there. Of course it happened to be when I was also pregnant and solo parenting for 3 weeks… big storms and stuff […]

November 18, 2018

Look at this sweet family who gets to celebrate Christmas together for the first time this year! They’ll quickly learn that baby is more interested in the box that someone else’s gift came in rather than the actual toy/gift.  Hah- am I right?! Pretty sure it took a good solid couple of years before our […]

November 17, 2018

Look at this sweet family who gets to celebrate Christmas together for the first time this year! They’ll quickly learn that baby is more interested in the box that someone else’s gift came in rather than the actual toy/gift.  Hah- am I right?! Pretty sure it took a good solid couple of years before our […]

November 17, 2018

It’s that time of year… when your little petri dish kids bring all the germs home & so generously share them with you. Here are some of my current favorite immune boosters and goodies we use during the cold & flu season & how to get your hands on them. (There’s a couple suggestions that […]

November 16, 2018

It’s that time of year… when your little petri dish kids bring all the germs home & so generously share them with you. Here are some of my current favorite immune boosters and goodies we use during the cold & flu season & how to get your hands on them. (There’s a couple suggestions that […]

November 16, 2018

You know when you see those families where all the kids are actually being nice to each other, respecting each other, helping each other, laughing together, listening to their parents and generally enjoying life?  Enter: The Ray Family. Y’all… you could just FEEL the love they shared between each other as humans and as a […]

November 16, 2018

You know when you see those families where all the kids are actually being nice to each other, respecting each other, helping each other, laughing together, listening to their parents and generally enjoying life?  Enter: The Ray Family. Y’all… you could just FEEL the love they shared between each other as humans and as a […]

November 16, 2018

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