We just bought our 5th home in 12 years of marriage! Four of our homes were “fixer-uppers”. We really don’t intend on buying “fixers”, or buying and selling houses so often. It’s just always worked out that way for some reason or another. For anyone who doesn’t know, we lost our home in the Paradise … Continue reading Do We Have What it Takes to Take on a Fixer-Upper?
(The featured image for this post is the sunset from my parent's deck in Paradise, California, before the Camp Fire.) We have an exciting update! In April, we made an offer to purchase a house here in California, and we just got the keys to our new home! It is with mixed feelings that I … Continue reading Coming in for a Landing
We decided to take a mini vacation to test out the RV. We finally got it back from the shop in mid-January. E and I have been feeling pretty "blue" the past couple weeks and we thought that seeing the ocean might be a nice short-term remedy. We used to have a piece of artwork … Continue reading The Cure for Anything is Salt Water – Point Reyes National Seashore – California
As 2019 comes to an end, we want to say "Thank you" to everyone who follows or visits our blog! Blogging would be so boring without you! Thank you for bringing joy to our journey with your prayers, love and support! 2019 started off pretty rocky for our family. Our lives were turned upside down … Continue reading Happy New Year’s Eve! 🎉
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
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.
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)
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
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.