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T minus 15 days!


The countdown is on, we will be moving to our “Glamping Adventure” in 15 days.  Our hosts have been AMAZING!  Have you ever just woken up and thought I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be, like all the doubt of the challenges has melted away and you just know that where you are is right, for that time.  That’s how I’m feeling these days about this next step.

All the animals have been re-homed, our storage is almost full (complete) and we are charging forth with our last week of school and preparations for moving.  I still have to find a truck to move a few things we can’t move in our car and figure out what to do with the things we hoped to sell but are not moving…donate, I suppose.

We are out of town this weekend, probably not the best financial move since I’m still struggling with being late on two bigger bills, BUT Little Gymnast is headed to Regionals and we are all going to support him.  After this meet, he will officially level up and go from being in the gym 15 hours a week to 20 hours a week.  He loves it!  I’m so grateful for a gym that has allowed me to barter my technology skills for his training, there is no way I could have kept him going otherwise.

So just to give you a glimpse of our new home…here’s a video of Princess and Eugene one our new yard neighbors.

We’ve also learned this week that our hosts have ordered a bunch of hatchlings (400 was the last count I heard) and we are going to get a coop at our place to have our own chickens…can you say dream come true! I wish you could hear the excitement in my voice and see the twinkle in my eye as I look forward to this adventure!

We were out there this week, dropping stuff off and helping out, and Mrs. Host pulled me aside and said this:

Mr. Host asked me how long you were planning to stay and I told him I don’t know, and he wanted me to make sure to tell you, “Stay as long as you like, I don’t care if it’s a few months or a year. Take the time to get on your feet, make yourself at home. You are welcome here.”

Can you even imagine how much that meant to me during this most difficult financial season? I know, I/We are exactly where we are supposed to be right now. And more importantly, that whatever comes next, it will be okay.


  • Reply Nicole |

    What a blessing! Such wonderful friends! Good luck to little gymnast! Savor the road trip with the fam 🙂

  • Reply Walnut |

    When one door closes, another one always opens. Sometimes that door just doesn’t take the exact shape you expected!

    • Reply Mary |

      My sister used to say that when one door closes another one opens but sometimes you’re standing in the hall for a long time. It still makes me laugh to this day.

    • Reply Hope |

      Or timing, but I guess patience has never been one of my virtues so this experience is forcing me to work on it!

  • Reply Jill |

    As the mom of a gymnast, I have an idea of how hard your Little Gymnast has worked for this! Best of luck to him this weekend!

    • Reply Hope |

      Thank you, Jill! He did really well, 7th on floor and 13th on rings. I am one very proud mom! And it was a good family time too!

  • Reply Sarah |

    That video made my day. So cute. The kids are going to have so much entertainment from the animals.

    Just remember that it is going to be a transition but once you figure out routines, etc., it will be easy. I joined a gym and have started taking showers there three times a week. The first week was so difficult as I would take the wrong bottle into the shower (leave in conditioner instead of shampoo) or forgot to take the right clothes to change in to. Now everything is automatic and it is actually easier to take a shower there.

    Can’t wait to hear about all your experiences.

    • Reply Hope |

      Thank you, Sarah! Yes, the little ones are definitely ready to be there already, and I’m definitely getting there. This packing to move is for the birds!

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