Posts tagged "kids"
Our Family Hike

Our Family Hike

My family has been enjoying the same hike through the Columbia River Gorge, a national scenic area, for decades now. My parents began hiking this easy trail in the early 70′s and continued to use it as the family grew. Years are marked in family photos with each child taking our turn riding in the...
Becoming A Parent: What I've Learned So Far

Becoming A Parent: What I’ve Learned So Far

It is a pretty steep learning curve when you become a parent for the first time. After a month and half, I wanted to share some of the lessons I have learned so far.1. Bring new parents food. Our friends organized a meal train. You pick the nights you could use a meal and people...
Welcome Baby Juniper

Welcome Baby Juniper

We welcomed our baby girl into the world on Leap Day! Her name is Juniper Carol Wilkinson and we call her Junebug as a nickname. She weighs 6 lbs 8 oz and everyone is healthy and recovering well. My labor went as smoothly as we planned. I woke up at about 1:30 am with contractions...
Serious Nesting

Serious Nesting

It’s hitting me more and more that in a few short weeks there will be a baby living here. The pregnancy has been great, but I almost just expect on some level to stay pregnant forever now. No so… This weekend Jay and I attacked Bug’s room – putting in shelves, unpacking gifts from family...
Farmy Baby Shower

Farmy Baby Shower

Graduate school gives you a shortage of both time and money. Yet somehow, my classmates in Eugene put together a super-sweet baby shower for us that I just have to share with you. The theme was “Springtime on the Farm” and they came up with the most adorable and creative ways to fill us with...