1095 days ago we closed on our first house. (Which was 1155 days after we got married for a grand total of 2250 days of being a Dregge! for those of you who were counting *wink*)  If numbers aren’t your BFFs that translates to THREE YEARS. Three. Crazy. Years. I invite you to take a stroll with me down memory lane and check out a few of our way super fun remodeling projects or even take a tour of the house on the day we closed.

These are exciting times at The Portage. We are demolishing our debt dungeon one brick at a time and making our house a home along the way. We are finishing our third/beginning our fourth decades – that’s right, the big 3-0! Norah is exchanging her baby teeth for grown-up ones and she’ll be in 1st grade this summer.


Dreaming is a forte of mine, though, and gravel roads, cozy cabins, and hobbit holes still beckon to me. But I think I’ve got a few years yet to steward this Portage. Time is working a wondrous magic on me, transforming and consecrating my passions. And I will always believe the best is yet to come.

“You mustn’t wish for another life. You mustn’t want to be somebody else. What you must do is this:
“Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.
In everything give thanks.”
I am not all the way capable of so much, but those are the right instructions.”
Wendell Berry, Hannah Coulter


6 thoughts on “2250

  1. I love Norah’s squished face! So often we want to go, but God does stretch us right where we are at. Excited that God has allowed me to witness your journey!

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