A girl? Oh good, we need a girl!

It's my 4th time an auntie, but baby Maya is my first niece! Congrats to my beautiful sister on bringing a little glimmer of light into an otherwise very dark world. 

Settling into a new home.

Perry and I moved to Portland, Oregon in March. So far, we are loving it! Aside from Portland being a great city, the surrounding landscape is also stunning. There are river beaches, moon mountains, wild flowers, mossy tree limbs, waterfalls, frogs, garter snakes, morels, sturgeon, steelhead, and even cicadas (though they are not as noisy or common as the east coast kind)! Every time I catch a glimpse of Mt. Hood or Mt. St. Helens, my heart flutters. Perry laughs at me because sometimes I audibly gasp without meaning to.