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Chasing Beautiful Skies

Every single day, from the comfort of my home, I am given an incredible gift.  It is never the same, but each is breathtaking one of a kind masterpiece painted just for me. No matter what season it is, or what the weather is, each have the ability to remind me to slow down, relax, and end my day on a beautiful note.  Continue reading Chasing Beautiful Skies

Finding my Faith

I was raised a non-denominational Christian.  By the time I was eight, I had read three versions of the Bible and “graduated” from Sunday school to attending the actual services with my parents.  I went to a few of the Bible study classes with my parents, both at the church and at the homes of various fellow church goers’ homes.  I participated in the annual Bethlehem Walk and went to Youth Group with my sister.  The whole family went on trips with the church and to Christian camp. My mother was in the choir and joined in various plays put … Continue reading Finding my Faith

Living through construction

When we started the house we knew it wasn’t going to change overnight, we knew it would take time, money, and effort. WE hit multiple stalemates and multiple times had to change paths and handle the situations at hand. My husband, my daughter, and my terminally ill father all shared one bedroom/living area upstairs while we attempted to get the downstairs gutted and start rebuilding to make it liveable. Let me tell you this, if you want to test your grit, your will power and your belief in yourself, buy a fixer upper. It will show you exactly who you … Continue reading Living through construction

Demolition day

When we bought the house, we couldn’t wait to get started. We only had a month to get as much remodel done as possible, pack our old house, find space in new house to actually live in, and to not break down. The stress we lived under prior to buying this house was insane, we worried all the time about rent, money, bills, you name it. When we found this house we both knew it was a crazy jump, but one that if it worked would wipe the financial burden from our shoulders. However, we knew from the get go … Continue reading Demolition day

Purchase Price: $2,300 Cost: Rock Bottom Reward: Freedom

I hope if you find this that it gives you hope, because for many, that’s all they have. If no one besides my family and myself read this, I hope they use it as a story for future generations about how no matter how hard life tries to break you, as long as you keep hope there isn’t anything you can’t do. We met and survived our climb to the top of Mount Everest and K2 both when it comes to our tests in this life of our strength,perseverance, courage, love and pure will power.  Continue reading Purchase Price: $2,300 Cost: Rock Bottom Reward: Freedom