Building community as an act of love

Editorial warning: this is a messy, stream of consciousness kind of post. 🙂 I was listening to a podcast called Becoming Wise today, in which a scientist who is also a Jesuit priest recounted a memory: When I was a little kid, about nine years old, I remember a rainy Sunday afternoon, and you couldn’tContinue reading “Building community as an act of love”

Tree deck!

Tom’s been working on building the kids a tree-related structure (we don’t have any trees that would support an actual tree house). Amelia has been his helper. Witness the half-done result: the tree deck!  Eventually it will have a ladder and railings and other fun accoutrements. Yay, we’ve been wanting to do this since weContinue reading “Tree deck!”

Powell Butte adventure 

This morning we decided to bike over to Powell Butte and hike around. Powell Butte is about 7.5 miles from our house, along the Springwater Corridor, which google maps said would take us about 50m. I’m not sure exactly how long we took, but we stopped semi-often along the bike path, and had a niceContinue reading “Powell Butte adventure “

Hiking at Hoyt Arboretum

We had a fun Sunday morning hike at Hoyt Arboretum! We stopped for breakfast at Kormblatt’s Deli on NW 23rd (YUM), and then drove up to Washington Park to the arboretum. It was overcast, but the sun peeked through a few times. We more or less did a one-mile loop, and the kids only declaredContinue reading “Hiking at Hoyt Arboretum”