Category Archives: travels

oh how God loves those babies!

It’s been 12 years since Quinn and her family traveled from Colorado to Juarez, Mexico, with a team from their church to build a house for a deserving family. While they were there she learned that one in four babies … Continue reading

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a week in the heat

A week ago I drove the two hours to Eugene in a downpour to catch a flight to Phoenix Gateway Airport, which is a ten-minute drive to Quinn and Dusty’s home. They accept and honor my preference to not be … Continue reading

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the pose

Fourteen addresses in the first 18 years of my life as Mrs. Paul Carlson meant our kids didn’t really put down roots until we settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We lived there ten years, longer than any other location. So … Continue reading

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traditions die hard

Nineteen years ago I wrote a piece as an assignment for one of my reading groups, inspired by our book—Kathleen Norris’s Dakota—specifically the chapter titled “Where I Am.” And now where I am has extended 19 years. Here’s a portion: … Continue reading

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we do what we do

Someone beat us to reserving Captain’s Cabin for the week of our anniversary, so we took the closest to it—this week! Turns out we’re sharing Harbor Villa with a high school youth group from Northwest Baptist Church in Bellingham, WA. … Continue reading

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road trip back from utah

Let’s see, I think we left off at the white-hanky farewell. Such good sports! At this point we were ready to put some miles on the car and get ourselves to Boise, where a cute little airbnb would give us … Continue reading

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a road trip to utah

I had a delightful birthday celebration (#74) on the 8th . . . . . . that included several highlights: (1) passing the vision test for my renewed driver license, making it no longer necessary to wear glasses on the … Continue reading

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