Being almost twelve years into marriage and over eight years into parenting, you'd think that the time for creating new family traditions would be done and over. However, most of our family traditions were forged in sunny Southern California where the weather and lifestyle is vastly different from the Pacific Northwest. Vastly different. This year, … Continue reading {timber}

{unpacking christmas}

The smell of pine needles reminds me of home. Some people like to choose the noble fir, but the lowly douglas is the one that brings back memories of Christmas in the Northwest. Thirty years ago my parents celebrated my first Christmas with me. I was 6 lbs, 15 oz at birth, just like my … Continue reading {unpacking christmas}