Now that we are living back in Portland with older kids, it is a great time to discover new activities. With an adventurous uncle in town, we decided to book a kayak tour of the Willamette Falls. We booked 2 tandem kayaks and 1 single through eNRG kayaking and they were great. We had an … Continue reading Kayaking the Willamette Falls
I have been awfully quiet, mostly because I didn't really know where to start. This 6 month transition has been a roller coaster... some great, some bad and a little bit of everything else. But here we are, settled in and loving our new normal. We made it, and while I have many drafted blog … Continue reading Being Grateful in the Middle
Part of the journey is the end. Here we are again.... packing up our belongings and sorting through the many memories we have made here. It's time for pack-out and we are preparing to live transitionally for the next few months. While I am often overwhelmed by the amount of to-do's in this phase, my … Continue reading Transitioning, Again.
So here we are. We have told the kids that we are moving home. They are both excited, but not entirely sure how this new life at home looks just yet. It is home, but it will also be a new house, new schools, and new routines. We are sub 30 days and I … Continue reading Growing Up Expat: Going Home
What is the hardest part about living overseas? It's simple. The being far away. This past week we had to watch the news as the Woosley Fire in Malibu, California ripped through our families property. With no power or cell service, we were cut off from all communication for 24 hours and not knowing how … Continue reading The Hardest Part