But who’s counting anyway?

We're leaving for Ecuador in 18 days 23 hours 3 minutes 47 seconds.  We have 3 of our 5 bags packed, soon to be 4 as of later today.  The time has gone by super fast.  My hearts starting to race just thinking about it.  I don't feel prepared, we still don't speak Spanish, but... Continue Reading →

Train vs. Tahoe

My grandma has this really old Chevy Tahoe. I remember the day she bought it. I grew up going out to the river with her in it, and using it to tow our boat. I mean, even my first car accident was in that car lol. We [our family + grandma ] have lived together... Continue Reading →

Im at Capacity

I cant deal with getting the kids ready, myself ready, my brother-in-law a birth certificate and passport, my little brother an I.D.and passport, and now my husband a new I.D.  Im already getting all our documents apostilled in three different states, selling the rest of our possessions (including our car), packing, buying, homeschooling, exercising, praying,... Continue Reading →

55 Days Left in the US

So, yesterday we officially left behind the "purging phase" (as I took to calling it), and we have now entered the "purchasing phase"- Infinitely more exciting. Main things I learned from the purging phase: We have way too much stuff. Im so happy we got rid of/donated/sold easily two thirds of our belongings. Everything we... Continue Reading →

Forgiving Mom and Dad

My relationship with my parents has always had a bit of tension.  My parents were young and in a tough position. At just 18 (Mom), 18 (Father), and 20 (my Step Dad),  I can't imagine what they were going through trying to raise a little human like me. My biological father has been an addict... Continue Reading →

When Will I learn?

The birds song, the wind in the trees, the cool fresh water, brings me down to my knees. You are so glorious, and I am so small. Why dont I give in, and give You my all? When You've made so much beauty for me to behold, why cant I give in and just do... Continue Reading →

Praise Him

When I hit a wall and I don’t know what to say, I remember that my lips were made to praise The Lord, so I’ll start there. When I hit a wall and I don’t know what to do, I remember that my hands were made to serve The Lord, so I’ll start there.  When... Continue Reading →

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