My friends and I sang This Used to be My Playground by Madonna at our high school graduation from Paradise Adventist Academy in 1998. I couldn't help but find the lyrics appropriate for my state of mind today. "This used to be my playground This used to be my childhood dream This used to be the … Continue reading One Year After the Paradise Camp Fire
If you read some of our recent posts, you saw that we recently visited Bend, Oregon. The purpose of our trip was to look at real estate. House hunting is not my favorite thing to do. It always seems like the perfect house is sitting out there, just outside of our price cap... If only … Continue reading House 🏡 Hunting With Your Spouse After a Natural Disaster
My good friend and fellow Camp Fire Survivor, L.R. Just launched her blog today! Returning to Paradise I highly recommend checking it out! She is a Christian homeschooling mama with millions of fabulous ideas. She and her husband are planning on rebuilding their home in Paradise.
Our last memory verse took us several weeks to memorize. We've had a lot going on, and this homeschool mama has been distracted! Did I tell y'all about our big project? E and I are working on going through all of our receipts since last November and figuring out which ones we can submit to … Continue reading Memory Verse Monday
In a strange twist of fate, we headed back to California. This is something that we never would have predicted ten months ago, or even 10 weeks ago! The past 9 and a half months on the road, traveling around the Western USA, have been amazing! We are so blessed to have been able to … Continue reading Pit Stop
Since losing our home, and being displaced by the Paradise Camp Fire (11/08/18), our family of 5 has been living, full-time, in our 35-ft motorhome. It's our 9 month Winnebago anniversary today! You can click on any words that are blue in this post to go to the post about that particular place or activity. … Continue reading RV Living Quarterly Report (September 2019)
There are 25 Big Boots in Cheyenne, Wyoming. We found and photographed 15 of them for you. S really wanted to find all 25. In the end, we just ran outta time! I like boots, I like unique artwork, and I like scavenger hunts. This project was lots of fun for us! I hope you … Continue reading Big Boots 👢 – Cheyenne, Wyoming
Hi there everyone! I know that it's Tuesday today, and this post is a day late. I've been having a really tough time the past few days, and I slacked on school yesterday. E and I are feeling like we'd really like to settle down and move into a regular house and start rebuilding a … Continue reading Memory Verse Monday
Happy first day of school everyone! If you're all done with school in your household, happy random Monday in the middle of August to you! If you already started school or haven't started yet, consider this wish belated or early! Today was the perfect time to add "morning time" back into our daily homeschool/road-school routine. … Continue reading Morning Time in Our RV
I just came across this song about the Paradise Camp Fire and wanted to share it. *Please be advised that the lyrics contain a mild expletive. https://www.npr.org/2018/12/13/676226073/a-song-of-tribute-to-the-lost-town-of-paradise Here's the song in a YouTube video: https://youtu.be/_f_SDSBP_dk We ❤️ Paradise.