|Multnomah Falls, Oregon|
Wherever we go, Mali and I have these conversations about how we could live there. We have friends and family scattered all over, and there are wonderful things about every one of the places we’ve gone to visit, chief among those being our friends and family who mean so much to us. When we say, “We would love to live here!” we genuinely mean it.
|Great Salt Lake, Utah|
In the almost eighteen years Mali and I have been married, we’ve lived in four states, criss-crossed the United States multiple times, and even gone overseas for a spell, and we have had been blessed and our lives have been immensely enriched by the experiences we’ve had and the people we’ve associated with. I honestly believe that we could live anywhere and be happy, as long as we have each other. And indoor plumbing. As long as we have each other and indoor plumbing, we're good.
That said, the old adage, “Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home” rings true for us every time we return from one of our adventures. It was fantastic to spend a month away, going back to Utah and Washington and spending so much time with our families—and we musn’t forget how much we enjoyed being with our friends in Illinois as well. Without detracting at all from the great times we had on vacation, there’s just something about coming home to my own abode, sleeping again in my own bed, returning to the regular rhythm of everyday life that is soothing to my soul. May it ever be so, I earnestly hope and pray.
|Wherever we go, we are a happy family|