Drive By: Lake Oswego

Drive By: Lake Oswego
Drive By: Lake Oswego

Most of my life I lived in Lake Oswego, Oregon. It’s where I feel most “at home.” It’s not only where I grew up, but it’s where my husband and I lived when we were first married and where we raised our girls during their early years (until we moved to Eastmoreland, where we had our son!).

My parents still live in Lake Oswego, so it’s nice that we are able to “go home” to visit, even though it’s not to the same homes we used to have.

I thought I’d give you a little peek at just a few of the houses we drove by as we were buzzing around our old neighborhoods last week.

Drive By: Lake Oswego

This (above) has always been one of my all-time favorite houses on the lake.

Drive By: Lake Oswego

So charming, yes? It is just around the corner from one of the houses we lived in when I was in high school so I’d drive (or boat!) by it all the time.

Drive By: Lake Oswego

Straight across the lake there (above) you can (barely!) see the home I lived in! It was such a beautiful house!

Drive By: Lake Oswego
Drive By: Lake Oswego

So many memories around this lake!

Drive By: Lake Oswego
Drive By: Lake Oswego
Drive By: Lake Oswego
Drive By: Lake Oswego

This house was for sale in one of the neighborhoods where we lived with our girls so many years ago.

Drive By: Lake Oswego

It had the cutest garage; it looked like a guest house from the side.

Drive By: Lake Oswego

This is a former neighbor’s home, I’ve shared it a few times on the blog, I’ve always been in love with this house. It’s still just as charming as ever!

Drive By: Lake Oswego
Drive By: Lake Oswego
Drive By: Lake Oswego
Drive By: Lake Oswego
Drive By: Lake Oswego

I absolutely love the smell of jasmine!

Drive By: Lake Oswego
Drive By: Lake Oswego

Lots of homes had flags flying! The 4th of July is always a very festive time around the lake.

Drive By: Lake Oswego

I love going on drive bys, but I always feel a bit homesick driving around the neighborhoods where I used to live. But, I’m always grateful for so many wonderful memories here!

Do you ever feel homesick for neighborhoods you think of as “home”?

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More Drive Bys on Onerror: 

Highland Park – Dallas Drive By

Magnolia – Seattle Drive By

Queen Anne – Seattle Drive By

Queen Anne + Magnolia Drive By

Summer Drive By in Portland, Oregon

Cannon Beach Cottages Drive By

or scroll through all of my past drive bys here!

As Seasons Change

As Seasons Change

Hi friends! This is the week that Luke (our youngest!) graduates from high school! So, I guess you could say I’m both looking forward to summer officially starting and not wanting to rush on to the next season.

I’m trying to savor these last few days of Luke being in high school, knowing so much about our lives, and his, will change as our baby prepares to head off to college this fall. It’s an interesting season as a mom!

Having our daughters still a big part of our lives and remaining close after their high school (and college!) graduations has prepared me. I know that while this season with Luke (and as a parent with kids still at home) is coming to a close (tears!) and things will change (as they should!), we have a beautiful new season to look forward to as a family.

I’m sure there will be a lot of new emotions and special memories that will surface for me this week (especially since this is our baby who is graduating!). I’ll share more about this experience and be able to reflect more on all of the seasons of life as a mom in the upcoming days, weeks and months!

A few months ago I shared more thoughts on this season in a blog post that resonated with a lot of you! If you missed the post, you can go back to read it here: Dwelling: The Heart of the Home Maker.

As Seasons Change
From my recent post, Dwelling: The Heart of the Home Maker.

Are you in a season of change, too? Let’s chat!

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