Monthly Archives: September 2016


Think Pink

Willamette Valley Medical Center’s 3D-MAMMOGRAPHY™ Continues to Protect It’s Community’s Women Willamette Valley Medical Center invests in women’s future by providing the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams- clinically proven to be superior to conventional 2D exams. McMinnville, OR- Sept. 26, 2016- Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) was first in the state of Oregon to offer Genius™ 3D

Understanding Life with Crohn’s Disease

Someone very close to me suffers from Crohn’s Disease and after recently spending some time with them, I realize just how big of an impact it has on someone’s day to day life when they suffer from it. Imagine having diarrhea 10 – 20 times a day. Picture yourself having stomach pain, every day, all

Communicating with the twins

As Karson and Lucy approach two years of age, Nate and I are constantly reminiscing about how far they have come. They've learned and grown so much. We're always amazed at how much they understand what we say and the world around them. Though their words are still limited and sentences are still coming along,

Chopping Wood & Horrible Back Pain

A few days back, I chopped up a bunch of wood from a 50 foot cherry tree that we cut down at my home. My neighbor Lowell brought over a couple of giant sledgehammers and a special log splitting wedge, and we got to work. At first, I didn’t think much about it, other than

Why Yawns Are Contagious

It happens to all of us. Out of nowhere you see someone yawning and then what happens to you? You start to yawn too, right?!?!?!? How can the sight of a physical action, automatically trigger the same reaction in yourself? And actually, it’s not just seeing it. Merely thinking about yawning, reading the word, or

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Most days as a parent I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm almost two years into this parenting gig but it seems every time I start getting things figured out, everything changes. For the past few months we've been in this really sweet spot. Karson and Lucy are becoming more independent,

Let That Belch Out!

So the other night we are all finishing up dinner, when my 7-year-old daughter let out the most thunderous belch. I mean, she could have woken up the entire neighborhood with this one. (Although, I should give a special shot out to my beautiful wife, who is truly the queen of the belch in our

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