I cannot believe this, but I realized today that I have had this blog for SIX YEARS!
That is a very long time.

I started this little baby up in anticipation for moving across the country to Portland back in 2009. I knew we had an adventure ahead of us, and I wanted to be able to re-live every minute of it. In my head I pictured stories from the open road and tales of the wild west. Little did I know that 6 years, 4 states, and many other (different looking) adventures later, I would still be here typing out a few paragraphs here and there.

I love looking back on where I have been. My 20’s have been so full of change and growth and trial and joy. I hope everyone allows themselves the space and time to document their lives. It can be hard to make the time, but you won’t be sorry. Jot something down. Journal. Write letters. Take pictures and scribble a note on the back. Your future self will thank you.

In other news, Spring has fully sprung in the great state of Texas. The wildflowers have exploded to cover every square inch of every highway median and roadside ditch. The otherwise drab interstate has suddenly become a wonderland of bright purple, orange, and pink overnight. Spring in Texas is truly magical.



For my spring break last month, Josh and I managed to get away to Portland for a few days. It was so nice to get away after 2 of the hardest weeks of my entire life. It was amazing to be back in that city after having left almost 4 years ago. I had forgotten how much that place has my heart. The trees and the mountains and the crisp clean air…We spent the weekend seeing dear friends, eating and drinking everything we possibly could, and reminiscing about what life was like when we lived there. I’m so grateful for both the time spent visiting and the years we spent calling Portland home.











I hope your Spring is beautiful and full of newness and growth. Soak in the beauty around you if you can, even if you can’t be enjoying the wildflowers and perfect weather. Lately, I’m having to find beauty within the walls of a classroom-but it is definitely there if you look hard enough!

Happy Spring!