|The view from our driveway|
We have had moments of culture shock, as expected. So much skin being shown. So much PDA
|Omara at Tumalo Falls|
|Ethan playing in Elk Lake, in the Cascade Mountains|
We've eaten our weight in Oregon berries (strawberries and blueberries) and Washington cherries--with a touch of Angel Food cake and whipped cream whenever possible. And tortillas, and non-stinky cheese...amazing! I really could go on and on, but only a few of you will actually understand the pure joy that can be achieved by simply pulling a meal together on the fly, with no tears or sweat. Unfortunately the washer seems to be shrinking our clothes a little bit--especially mine and Chad's. So annoying. But that's totally a different issue, right????
|Anya and Isaac having a real snow-ball|
fight after swimming in Elk Lake
|Chad and the kids hiking Smith Rock|
|Anya owning the mountains!|
|The only photo proof that I was along for |
the fun. Pardon Isaac's cut-off head!!!
This is a new adventure...living day by day without knowing more than a few months ahead what God's plan might be. Not that I always knew. I just thought I did. It was easier to pretend that life was predictable and steady and I had the "power" to plan. Nothing has really changed other than my consciousness of my dependency, and of my poor future-vision. So I keep moving forward, trying to enjoy each day and live in the moment. It's easier to do here than...uhem...some places we've lived recently!!!!