We have this huge comfy hammock we call the “avocado.” It’s big enough for the two of us, plus a baby! Here we are relaxing in Maui.
We honeymooned in Playa del Carmen, Mexico!
Enjoying a beautiful sunset on Molokai!
We spent our 1st wedding anniversary in Tucson, Arizona!
In Minnesota to watch our Beavers play the Golden Golphers!
One of our first trips together, in San Francisco. I grew up here and lived there for 5 years as an adult too.
On a snorkel cruise off the Napali Coast of Kauai.
Anniversary trip to Colorado. The weather and scenery were fabulous!
Here’s a photo from our first date. We met up in Michigan to watch the Beavers play in The Big House!
The Big Island has the most beautiful black sand beaches and you will always see sea turtles there too!
We loved visiting Indiana for the first time this year. The Purdue campus was gorgeous!
Our first Kona sunset together.
Having a magical day in Disneyland!
We are loving Carmel, California!
Exploring Big Sur!
Just two of Christian’s 5 nieces!
Christian's family at our wedding in Hawaii.
Christian is very close with her Uncle Don.
Christian’s dad, Steve, and her three sisters: Lori, Karen and Stephanie. She’s the second oldest of four girls. All of the grandkids call her dad Papa.
Christian and her sisters dancing with her dad at our wedding. It was the first time that they had witness Papa dance!
Christian's mom (Nana to the grandchildren) passed suddenly in 2014. She loved being a grandma and Christian thinks she picked out Aaron for her.
A year ago today we said goodbye to our beloved Henry. He had been Christian’s baby for 11 years, and then both of our baby for five more wonderful years. We love all animals so much, and look forward to adding them to our family again one day.
Our newest nephew Caleb just turned one!
Exploring Portland’s Pittock Mansion with Christian’s Dad and Kelly
What we do for fun
What we do for fun
Snorkeling in Hawaii
Hiking in Mt. Hood National Forest
Snowboarding at Timberline
Biking around Tucson. We love exploring cities on bikes!
Planking at a barre3 event downtown Portland.
We always have a puzzle going on our dining room table. Here with our sweet cat Henry.
Watching the Beavs play at our rival, Oregon!
We made the quick trip down to LA to watch the Beavers play Utah State in the Jimmy Kimmel bowl game.
Hiking Diamond Head on Oahu.
One of Christian's most fun birthdays was when we rented bikes in Waikiki and rode around gathering up birthday goodies around the city!
Cheering on our Portland Trailblazers!
Our first time snowshoeing!
Walking through Portland’s Waterfront Park to see the flowering cherry blossoms!
With Aaron’s travel benefits, we can fly anywhere standby for free! Here we were headed to Chicago, en route to West Lafayette, Indiana!
Enjoying the Tulip Festival in the pouring rain!
Aaron’s mom, Greycelyn, and sister, Lindy, live in Hawaii. We do get to see them often.
Just some of Aaron’s Hawaii based family.
Playing with the cousins!
We hope to help make this sweet woman (Aaron’s mom) a grandma! Our baby would be her pride and joy. She is retired and lives in Hawaii. She has the same free travel benefits, so she will help care for our baby as well. She even has her own room
Christian made this quilt for Greycelyn as a Mother’s Day gift. The rose print fabric was from a Mumu that Aaron’s grandma use to wear.
Aaron dancing with his mom, sister and a few of his aunts at our wedding.
An ukulele lesson for Aaron, taught by one of his cousin’s kids.
A little store around the corner from our house that serves Tillamook Ice Cream cones!
The local playground for the elementary school a block away.
Another beautiful place to run and play near our home.
We have a beautiful rose garden by our house with acres of roses to smell and explore.
Lots of wooded paths to take.
There is a brand new splash pad near our home. We met up with friends to watch their kids (pictured) have fun in the heat!
We’ve had snow twice this December already! Just down from our house is a hill the neighbor kids all like to sled down.
We have a couple of beautiful deer families in our neighborhood.
Christian loves to bake! She has a go-to chocolate chip recipe that she knows by heart.
She sewed 800+ face masks and gave them away to friends, family and neighbors.
On cloud 9, celebrating her birthday in Hawaii.
Christian was a youth & high school cheerleading coach for 12 years. Here she is with participants of her high school team's youth cheer clinic.
Christian was a member of the Disney College Program. She was a Jolly Trolley Driver in Toontown!
Celebrating an OSU victory!
Obsessed with pink. And cupcakes.
Biking to meet up with family for brunch on the Oregon Coast.
Aaron loves to exercise...even while on vacation!
He is the cook in our home. Here with the most yummy Thanksgiving turkey he made in our smoker.
Aaron likes to get in at least one surf a week. He always texts Christian afterward to tell her how many honu (sea turtles) he saw.
Aaron's whole family grew up playing and coaching volleyball.
This man loves to cook AND eat!
On a bike adventure in Bend. We love exploring new cities on bikes!
Greatest cat dad in the world.
Taking a break to soak in the views up on Diamond Head.
More Photos of Our Home
More Photos of Our Home
Family over for Christmas Day.
Aaron works out in the gym in our garage nearly every day. Christian does her barre3 classes in there too.
Some thank you flowers from our sweet neighbors in our breakfast nook.
We grow our own cherry tomatoes.
Christian loves baking with her nieces.
We have a huge soaking tub with a sunny window. Our hibiscus plant loves this spot.
Relaxing on our lanai.
Christian gets so excited when her Bleeding Hearts plant emerges from the ground each Spring.
We built a candy chute off of our front porch for Halloween!
We love to find the perfect Christmas tree each year. Aaron always cuts it down for us.
Oregon has the most beautiful autumn. We have several pumpkin patches nearby with corn mazes too.
Christian loves baking birthday cakes from scratch!
The Oregon Zoo is just ten minutes away - here we are driving through their fantastic Zoo Lights event.
We helped buy chickens for a family in a developing country via this super cool Giving Machine.
There is an official Santa mailbox a few blocks from our house. After baking cookies with her nieces, they all drop off their letters to Santa. You are never too old for Santa!
Around Easter, we love to visit this lovely tulip farm.
Our Christmas tree is up! This year we have this magical switch on the wall on the left, can you see it? When you pull it up or down…music plays and the twinkle lights come on or turn off. It’s so fun!
Christmas Cookie Bake-Off 2021!
You are never too old for a game of Twister!
We like to visit Christian's hometown to watch their annual 4th of July Parade with family (here with Christian's niece and sister). It's just the sweetest parade!
Our Nursery Inspo
Our Nursery Inspo
This framed print of Jesus was the initial inspiration. Christian refers to it as “Surfer Jesus.”
We want a sunny surf themed nursery.
We plan to have an accent wall behind the crib with this cute wave wallpaper.
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