One Year After the Paradise Camp Fire

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

Monday Mention: Returning to Paradise

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.

Pit Stop

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

RV Living Quarterly Report (September 2019)

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)

Memory Verse Monday

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

One Of These Days – A Song About The Paradise Camp Fire

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.

Gold Tried By The Camp Fire

Here is the story of my childhood neighbors surviving the Paradise, California Camp Fire 11/08/18. Too late to evacuate, they watched their home burn to the ground from the front lawn with their 5-year-old granddaughter. Dr. Niswonger took the photo above, it is my childhood home not long after my parents evacuated from it. http://www.fulcrum7.com/blog/2019/7/15/gold-tried-in-the-fire-literally  … Continue reading Gold Tried By The Camp Fire

Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 3)

Continued from Leoni Meadows Family Camp - Grizzly Flats, California (part 1) and Leoni Meadows Family Camp - Grizzly Flats, California (part 2). I wanted to take a moment to answer a few questions that we've been asked recently. Thank you to all our friends for asking us such great questions. What do you do … Continue reading Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 3)

Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 2)

Continued from Leoni Meadows Family Camp - Grizzly Flats, California (part 1)... Wednesday 7/03/19: After a yummy hot breakfast at the cafeteria, morning worship under the ponderosa pines, another go-cart ride and more archery practice, we headed to the climbing wall. The kiddos had a great time climbing and E completed the "junk yard" obstacle … Continue reading Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 2)

Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 1)

We spent the past week off the grid, with no cell service or internet connection. Happy belated 4th of July everyone! I have mixed feelings about being offline. On one hand, it's nice to take a break from cell phones and computers, and on the other hand, I enjoy how technology can connect us across … Continue reading Leoni Meadows Family Camp – Grizzly Flats, California (part 1)