Homer for Harley

Harley’s softball team had a double-header in Heppner last weekend which was great because that is where her dad’s family is from, and that is also where my oldest daughter, Emma, and her ... Read More

Dear Daughter

Dear Daughter, If I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes.  Only then would you realize how truly special you are. AmyNature Girl. Mom. Wife.... Read More


My oldest daughter, Emma, played in the final volleyball game of her high school career yesterday.  it was very bittersweet for me because, even though I am excited to find out what her future holds,... Read More

My Princess

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Emma is on Homecoming Court again this year, and it is hard to believe it is her last one! I have more images of the whole court, but wanted to post this one of her with her escort, Aidan. So proud of... Read More

First & Last

For all three of my girlies, as with most kids around Eastern Oregon, today was the first day back to school after summer break.  I love the first day of school each year; it signifies the opportunit... Read More

Emma & Thor

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Last week was the Morrow County Fair, and it was Emma’s next to last year showing pigs for 4-H.  This year, her pig’s name was Thor.  He was HUGE!  I was able to go to Heppner Thursday ... Read More

Time For Some Hoops

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Emma’s basketball team had games in Pilot Rock yesterday, and today they played at home against Weston-McEwen.  I was pretty excited to be able to watch her play because I haven’t had muc... Read More


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I spent the weekend in Forest Grove at the 1A/2A State Championship Volleyball Tournament watching my oldest daughter and her team compete. The girls all did great, and the team placed 5th overall whi... Read More

Stressed Out

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For many reasons: Returning to school full-time. Girls’ activities (5 activities at the same time and only one me) Living two-plus hours away from Emma. Balancing my homework with girls homework... Read More

Pretty Princess

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I know I’ve said this probably a hundred times in the past few months, but I can not believe Emma is a JUNIOR in high school!  I just can’t seem to get past the fact that she will be 17 i... Read More

There’s a Hole in My Heart

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Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you Until we meet again! ~Author Unknown It’s a huge hole, and I know that there is nothing I can do to make ... Read More

Natural Natalie

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I don’t know what to say about this sweet girl.  Even if I did, I wouldn’t know where to start.  She is Emma’s best friend.  If you ask Reagan, though, she is also Reagan’s ... Read More