Deborah in flowers in New Zealand

A Gift From Deborah

December 6, 2019

As Tim and I are exploring New Zealand, we know that preparations for the holidays are beginning at home. One way I love staying in touch with the holiday prep and friends and family while we travel is via social media. I love seeing what all is shared around the holidays. For example, one of […]

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Featured in VoyagePhoenix!

October 11, 2019

We were recently featured in VoyagePhoenix, a magazine that looks to highlight the best of the Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Tempe areas, and we are just thrilled to share with you all the stories and behind-the-scenes we shared with them! Meet Deborah and Tim Bateman of Risk Blossoming in Central Phoenix: Featured in VoyagePhoenix Deborah and […]

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Leavenworth, Washington: A Bavarian Village

July 12, 2019

Ever since we started our Risk Blossoming adventure three years ago, we have welcomed destination recommendations from friends and followers. One that has repeatedly come up is Leavenworth, Washington. This year, we included it on our itinerary and planned both a rendezvous with our family and an extended stay for ourselves in this charming Bavarian-themed […]

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Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone to Risk Blossoming

March 8, 2019

There are many components to living a Risk Blossoming life. Over the past few weeks, we’ve talked about “decluttering your life” and “planning.” This week, we share a recent event that validates the all-important foundation for a risk blossoming life: stepping out of your comfort zone. Tim’s Story I recently decided to step outside of […]

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A Goal without Planning Is Just a Wish

February 15, 2019

One of the most enjoyable aspects of traveling in our motor coach, BAM, is planning our Risk Blossoming trips and itineraries. This year, Tim spent a good part of November and December of 2018 arranging the coming summer of 2019. Here’s a little “behind-the-scenes” on where summer life in an RV gets started. Tim’s Perspective […]

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Full and Aching Hearts on the Oregon Coast

Full and Aching Hearts on the Oregon Coast

August 31, 2018

In last week’s blog, we wrote about reconnecting. We didn’t realize that we had allowed ourselves to grow distant from some of our own personal values. Values like nature, our land, the people and our pride in our beautiful country. This week, we continued the process of reconnection. But this time, our melancholy was focused […]

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Columbia River Gorge and Grandparenting

July 6, 2018

While I had driven through the Columbia River Gorge, I had never stopped at Mt. Hood, Hood River, or Multnomah Falls.  So this week’s trip was sure to offer new views and new adventures. Add in a planned visit to catch up with Phoenix friends Tara and Ken and see their new summer home in Hood River […]

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In Memory of Lucille Frances Bateman: 1920-2017

September 21, 2017

After receiving a call from our daughter Tara, that the passing of my mother, Lucille Frances Bateman, was imminent, I pulled off a mountainous road in the far north of Iceland. I got out of the car, for a moment to be by  myself, and looked out over a fjord to the large mountain on […]

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