Friday, September 16, 2011

Opening the Window

I've always been a nature lover, always loved climbing trees and running wild in the woods. When I was a kid I always thought I would live in the woods. Then I grew up, I had kids, I lived mostly in cities. We traveled a lot but it was rare that we lived in the woods.

Three years ago we moved to Oregon. It's amazing, we fell in love, we lived in Portland. Several months ago we made another move. Welches Oregon is a small town, actually it's one of the Villages of Mt Hood. We live within walking distance of some great hiking trails. It's perfection. My children love their new back yard.

Eight? Yeah, every night I cook for eight or more people. My husband, myself, our six children, and various guests from family to other kids that are visiting. Sometimes even random people from the neighborhood stop in to grab a bite as everyone knows we won't turn away someone who's hungry.

We budget, we're by no means well off, and yet somehow we always have plenty to feed ourselves and share. I have lots of tips, tricks, and recipes that I use daily. Again, I like to share. So you will find such things here, things that interest me and my family.


  1. Greetings.
    I am glad Kiley and I stumbled upon you.
    We like following your blog!


  2. @J. Patrick Campbell

    Glad to have you here Patrick and Kiley of course!