Monday, June 25, 2012

Settling In and pics of our new life

So everyone we moved!  Now we live in a new state (northeastern Oregon) and a totally new environment.  We moved mainly because my husband could not find a job even semi close to our home (there are no real businesses in our little town that pay well or even hire), so we had to make a decision.  We could no longer afford the massive experiences of the commute so it was move.  So Hubby started looking around at places to work.  Fortunately for us my husbands skills make it to where we could get a job just about anywhere, but most are in or near big cities which we don't like. So even though he was offered jobs in many places they just weren't right for different reasons.  Our biggest priority was going where God wanted us to go.  We prayed, our friends prayed, we asked for guidance and affirmations to make sure this was God led, and God was so faithful. When we got the offer for Hubbies new job everything just clicked, and we had so many affirmations that there was no doubt this is where we should go.  The company payed for us to move here and we are in a large town small city kind of place.  There is way more shopping than our old town, meaning two grocery stores and a dollar store and lots of restaurants! But the main draw for us was the massive amounts of outdoor recreation that is just minutes from our front door.

 For those of you who don't know I have spent my whole life in the desert.  Yes Washington state has a desert, a pretty big one actually but no one ever really visits.  It's nice in its way but I have always wanted to live somewhere green and preferably in the mountains.  I love to be in the mountains and forage for berries, mushrooms, fish, hunt, and camp.  Unfortunately in every place we have lived we were hours away from any mountains for recreation.  But now we are literally at the foot of the wallowa and blue mountains.  Every morning I wake up and see snow capped peaks and every day I take my children for a long walk next to the Powder River and marvel and all the natural beauty.

fishing less than 20 minutes from our house

viking boy on the stairs going to the kids bedroom

Princess in Waiting and Captain Submarine on a fishing trip

We have already gone fishing and I am scoping out areas for berry picking as the most delicious wild berry grows here!  The huckleberry!  I cant wait to pick them for pies, jams, and syrups.

I have a great book on wild berries and mushrooms and I am spending my time on learning identification.

We are living in a cute little house with a nice fenced yard only three blocks from my husbands new work so no more two hour commute and all the expense that went with it.  So far I love our new town and the people we have met, I miss my garden and fruit trees and our old church family but I know God has great things in store for us here.


  1. Sounds great! I hope it all works our for you guys. I also hope the winters won't be to rough. lol

  2. Sounds like a great move! I love Oregon, Im not to far away , we are in BC. We visit there every few years! I could never leave my green trees, mountains,lakes,rivers & steams! Sounds like a wonderful place to live & grow!

  3. Neat!!! it sounds like you landed on your feet here and you will bloom where you have been planted. I'm so happy for all of you!

    God Bless,
    Janet in MA


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