Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Things I'll miss in Oregon

As time comes rushing forward I've come to accept the fact that we are moving away from what we know and love.  I find myself relishing in the simple things that I have loved about Oregon.

1. Sunny spring bike rides on the river bike path.
2. Colorful blooming rhododendrons and azaleas in the spring.
3. Day trips to the coast.
4. Warm ceder-scented days in Sunriver.
5. The perfect summer day: not too hot and not too cold.
6. Lots of beautiful city and state parks.
7. Wonderful campgrounds near waterfalls and hiking trails.
8. The Sweet Life Patisserie
9. All of my friends and family

I'm sure there will be more things that I will find myself missing and some things that I won't miss( ie the buck-nutty-Subaru-driving environmentalists, for one).  Don't get me wrong, I love recycling. I just happen to think that there are more important things in life.  I believe in moderation in all things.  

But I digress.  Here's the list of things I want to do before we leave.  Some we have done before and some we have not:
1. Camp at Belknap Hot Springs
2. Eat at Kings Estate Winery
3. See a Shakepearean play in Ashland
4. Stay and play in Sunriver
5. Go river rafting
6. Ride bikes around Dorena Lake
7. Party with all my cool friends

So much to do, so little time.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Just when you get your kids figured out, in whatever stage they are going through, they change and grow and you have to grow and change with them.  As a mom I am constantly learning, constantly adapting, hoping against hope they they won't change again.  But I know they will.  Of course I want them to grow up and be successful and happy.  But, do they have to do it so quickly?

Life is much the same.  Just when I think that life is good and I know what to expect, I get thrown a curveball.  Swing-and-a-miss.

I thought that we were going to settle down in Oregon and stay here for the long run, but sadly this was not meant to be...

We are moving to Nashville.  We lived there 6 years ago, so it's not brand new, but still...curveball.  Dan and I prayed to know if this is right for us, and we both feel that it is.  Even though it's not what I want right now, I think God gives us the experiences we need to become who He wants us to become.  I am clay in His hands.  I will learn again, I will change again, and I will adapt, and most of all I will trust in Him and in His plan for me and my family.