Settling In

It seems like forever since we left Amman, Jordan, our home of two years; although it's really been just two months. But since leaving we visited lots of places and saw lots of old friends. We are finally now settling down into our new home in Corvallis, Oregon.


Today our office should hopefully be up and running, and then there's just the rest of the house to move into! It will be a somewhat long process as we have to first sort and move out the belongings of Jordan's late grandmother, and then hopefully move our own in. It's an overwhelming process, especially when it's combined with our other goals of running this site and trying to adjust to life in a new city.

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But we had a great summer; action packed! Here are a few memories from the last two months:


Quiet moments in the Lake District, England


Five years later, we finally return to the States.


We took the driving test not once, but twice, in two different states.


Reflection on Lake Superior, MN


Mile high in Denver.


Great family time in Colorado.


And super fun zip-lining adventure.


And finally some relaxing time on the Oregon Coast.


How has your summer been going? What adventures have you had?


Recent Comments

Marie Hargis
Marie Hargis Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:53

Beautiful photos, I love the one of Jordon looking like he can walk on water, and the shot of the tree overlooking the mountains of the lake district, the one of the Oregon coast and the two of you on the zip-line. I must admit I am a bit envious of all your travels, but I am thrilled for you that you have been able to travel especially when you are young enough to truly enjoy it.

Donna Bell
Donna Bell Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:49

If there were any photos in your blog that I would love to own it would be those above here. The colors and the clear shots...amazing!

Elissa Mac
Elissa Mac Thu, 08/15/2013 - 18:05

Beautiful photos, and good luck with the unpacking, sorting, and settling in! Winter here in NZ - so enjoying rainy days!

Dawn Evans
Dawn Evans Thu, 08/15/2013 - 05:18

Good luck with the unpacking and settling in!! Lovely photos. My summer has been hectic but nice with lots of family coming to stay. We can't go anywhere due to our aged, beloved, disabled dog plus my husband was out of work for almost all of this year so we have finances to rebuild LOL Anyway, since we moved out of London - 3 years ago now - our village life feels like a full time holiday :) Have fun!

Heather Alger
Heather Alger Thu, 08/15/2013 - 01:45

Gorgeous photos, You are so brave on the zip wire :)
Its lovely to have those memories and new adventures ahead too.

Catherine Olson
Catherine Olson Wed, 08/14/2013 - 22:38

Your pics from the OR coast are just beautiful! I think I need to road trip up there. Good luck with continuing to settle in! Although I, like Tiffany still have a few full moving boxes from when we moved in over two years ago. They just sit in the closet, I rarely need anything from them so I figured its best they stay put. :)

Tiffany Johnstone
Tiffany Johnstone Wed, 08/14/2013 - 17:44

Looks like so many fun memories. I can't wait to see all the great pages you create. Good luck on the settling in. Just take it one day at a time (I say as I sit staring at a full moving box from when we moved in almost two years ago...)

Katey Green
Katey Green Wed, 08/14/2013 - 03:56

love those photos of the Lake District, I miss that sort of scene!

Nadia Slegers
Nadia Slegers Wed, 08/14/2013 - 00:55

That driver test picture is cute!! We took the adventure to demolish and rebuild our bathroom this summer.
Good luck settling in!

Meg Bertapelle
Meg Bertapelle Tue, 08/13/2013 - 13:24

looks amazing! good luck moving & settling in ;)