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Portland Update: One Year


Today, we celebrate living in Portland, Oregon for ONE YEAR. A year ago, we ended our epic, cross-country road trip and finally arrived home.

It definitely seems unreal. I keep thinking that there’s no way that I’ve lived across the country from everything and everyone I know for an entire year. But, I have. And, I’m so happy.

The best way I can describe how I feel about Portland is this: When I visited for the first time in March of 2013, I felt as though I had found something that I had been missing my whole life. All of a sudden and very overwhelmingly, I felt home in a way I never felt in Florida.

Very few people are actually from Portland. Most of us are transplants- coming from all over the United States to experience this same feeling- a feeling of peace, wonder, acceptance and adventure.

I wake up every day with bountiful thankfulness. I don’t know why I’ve been so blessed to have the opportunity to live here, but I know it’s exactly where I’m supposed to be.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest

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I can count on one hand the number of places that have truly taken my breath away. The Oregon coast and the Grand Canyon are two. As of last weekend, the tulips were added to the list.

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest in Woodburn, OR is the home to over 40 acres of tulips. 40 acres may not sound like a lot, but imagine being completely surrounded  by color after color as far as the eye can see.