cross country Rhodes trip

August 3, 2013

cross country rhodes trip one

1: little miss six likes to travel like her momma… she takes everything but the kitchen sink!
2: holy holy holy, upstate new york is beautiful! (visiting the LDS church history sites in palmyra, new york.)

cross country rhodes trip two

cross country rhodes trip three

3: the kids loved taking turns driving with danny in the u-haul truck.

4: something about all that water and all its power makes me feel uneasy… small. weak. it’s amazing, but i’m terrified of being near it. same feeling happens to me on big bridges and in the ocean.

cross country rhodes trip four

5: we dined here.



many things are happening around here. many good and exciting things.

there is the obvious, it’s finally feeling warm in new england!!! the sun shines past the clouds and rain about four days out of seven! wahoooo! the Red Sox have had the most exciting start to their season this year, and we hope the goodness continues. there have also been some unexpected changes in our life lately. because of all the snow days we had this winter, our kids will be in school till june twenty-SIXTH and shortly after that it looks like this family of six will be setting out on a new adventure. there’s been a change of plans, instead of staying here in boston and continue to indefinitely settle down,


moving forward…

July 1, 2012

i feel very present. happy to be right where we are at this moment. Home. Home has had a triple meaning this year, defining both going home and coming home— i recently went home to Utah, where i feel i have the largest collection of family and friends. Some friends have moved elsewhere. For example, a friend has just found a condo at in Berlin. I can’t wait to visit her. Home also being where I was raised in Washington State, yet no family remains in my home town. and Home, being where our family currently resides. When you move house, you can start to get a pretty twisted perception of what ‘home’ truly is. Beyond the process of finding Houston Movers to help you relocate,


moving with kids

June 20, 2012

good morning friends. I am going to focus all my efforts today on packing for my upcoming utah trip + packing for our move. in the meantime,¬†nikki from the salty pineapple¬†is featuring me as a guest on her blog today. I’m talking about moving as a family, something I feel like we are mastering this year {hardly.}

these are two perfect visual representations of how i pack – for trips. i take it all! have you seen these guys in asia? they are legit – they really pack their carts like this and manage to maneuver through the most crazy traffic. it always makes me smile.


painted ladies*

September 5, 2011

home sweet home – boston edition.

the “third is a charm” home we applied for & are living in…is a big old updated colonial home built in 1861, we actually have a plaque by the front door honoring the home from our town. do the math: it is 150 years old this year!

the home is full of natural light, three-and-a-half baths, eight – yes – count ’em – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 BEDROOMS, lots of parking space, the most darling-ever tree swing in our front yard. and in our price range…which is the best part. although technically i think the best part is that it is right next to the best park in town which also boasts the most amazing playground i’ve ever seen.


i have claimed utah as my home since i was thirteen. the same age as my oldest daughter, this very summer. i have lived in-and-out of utah for twenty-two years. i was born in alaska & “grew-up” in a small northwest town on the coast of washington state, but have spent most of my time in the shadows of what is known as the wasatch front.

so, without knowing how long i am bidding farewell to all that i love along the wasatch front, i made sure to take every possible chance to say farewell to those we love, before leaving…


summer’s birthday lunch – there have been four babies born to four besties at home since i’ve left…