We’re Jeff and Leah, 2 years married. Leah’s a dietitian, and writes the “Batch” posts (recipes and writing about food and nutrition) here. Jeff’s an English teacher, and writes the “Narrative” posts (writing about writing and books and teaching) here. You can read a little more explanation about that and us in a rare recipe by Jeff, and below are some highlights.

*** Milestone #2: One Year of Blogging! (in a post about Dune, of course) ***
*** Milestone: Fifty(ish) Blog Posts! ***

How We Met and Got Together
Study Abroad, Kids (How to Get a Spouse, p. 1): how Leah and got to/met in New Zealand
Study Abroad, Kids (How to Get a Spouse, p. 2): how we reconnected a decade later
Dating My (Future) Wife in Oregon: the start of a significant road trip
Dating My (Future) Wife in Washington: part two of traveling between OR and NM
Dating My (Future) Wife in Idaho: what Idaho has to do with Walter Mitty
Dating My (Future) Wife in Utah: Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park
Dating My (Future) Wife in Arizona: about smelling bad in two famous canyons
Dating My (Future) Wife in New Mexico: MEOW. WOLF.

Where We Live Now
Welcome to North Carolina!: how a guy from Oregon and a gal from Massachusetts wound up in North Carolina (our very first post!)
Settling in a New City: all about our city of Greensboro, NC
Why We Don’t Live Under a Water Tower: a brief look into apartment hunting
Renting a U-Haul is Much Harder Than Renting a DVD: why moving is not always easy
We Live in a Mill: all about life in a flannel mill

Where Jeff is From
Wild Wild Documentary: Growing Up in Eastern Oregon (p. 1) also about a great show
Wild Wild Documentary: Six Glorious Episodes (p. 2) it’s on Netflix–check it out

Where Leah is From
Coming someday?

Some Posts about Travels
A Beautiful Alaskan Summer Day: Alaska (Summer ’19)
Spring Break on the Oregon Coast: Oregon P1 (Spring ’19)
The Tillamook Creamery: Oregon P2 (Spring ’19)
In Defense of Cold Vacations: Minneapolis P1 (Late Winter ’19)
In Defense of Cold Vacations: Minneapolis P2 (Late Winter ’19)
Snowed In Away from Home… Again!: Boone, NC, P1 (Early Winter ’19)
Snowed In Away From Home: Boone, NC, P2 (Early Winter ’19)
Happy 2019, Goodbye 2018! And “Moo!”: New Year’s in Oregon (Winter ’18/’19)
Surviving the Snowpocalypse: Boone, NC, P1 (Winter ’18)
Surviving the Snowpocalypse: Boone, NC, P2 (Winter ’18)
Surviving the Snowpocalypse: Boone, NC, P3 (Winter ’18)

Besides recipes and things related to writing, there’s some good general posts like one on hiking with llamas or another about mixing up toothbrushes. We’re new to this, so we welcome suggestions—please leave us some comments. Enjoy!

–Jeff and Leah

At a wedding… haha, though not our wedding!