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Turning 28

I turned 28 years old this past week. I still remember being a kid and deciding how my future would look like at this age- to see the way it has turned out is so satisfying and unexpected. It’s hard for me to process emotions while I am going through it- as an introvert I […]

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Make It Monday: DIY Kids Birthday Medal

This is a weekly edition of Make It Monday – hope you enjoy! Baby shoes will be coming next week (I misplaced my elastic!). In the meanwhile, Mikah celebrated his 5th birthday yesterday! He REALLY wanted to have gold medals. I opted to make some instead of getting dollar store ones. I think they have a little more […]

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Redefining Normal

Hello again! We are all back in Portland as a new bigger family. It was incredibly stressful initially working out an estate sale, travel plans, medical accounts, financial accounts, etc. But things are finally starting to fall into place. Everyone seems much happier with the new arrangement and our last step will be moving into […]

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San Diego

  It has been a whirlwind here with dust now just starting to settle. Earlier this month a flash trip to San Diego, starting as a drive, ended in a decision to jump on a plane within an hour of notice. That choice came after hearing that Grampa was being admitted into the ER. Grampa […]

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The Adventure Begins

This is the first edition of Vanlife, a section about living as a family in a 1986 VW Westfalia vanagon. We left Portland mid afternoon on the 1st and spent the morning preparing the van as well as our house for a subletter. Once everything was set, I felt incredibly anxious about actually leaving. Were […]

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