My Big Life Change!

Picture taken by Abby Austin of 1000 Miles on my own two feet.


To transform my life, with God's help of course, one step at a time.

1. Get healthy & honor God with my body

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2.Become at least 50% sustainable with emphasis on doing our part to take care of God's planet.

3. Live life as an adventure, experiencing new places, things & people.
18 out of 150 bucket list goals accomplished

4. Become debt free & build security for my family, so we can then bless others financially also.

5. Continue to grow closer to God, building My family's faith & sharing the Gospel with those we meet, by using the talents and gifts God has provided us.

6.Continue to make money by creating and sharing my thoughts and beliefs through artistic expression: all the while hoping that my art will impact others. "Holly Kennedy

: All I know is, if you don't figure out this something, you'll just stay ordinary, and it doesn't matter if it's a work of art, or a taco, or a pair of socks! Just create something... new, and there it is, and it's you, out in the world, outside of you, and you can look at it, or hear it, or read it, or feel it... and you know a little more about... you. A little bit more than anyone else does... Does that make any sense at all?" Quote from PS I LOVE YOU

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Over the hills and through the woods to Grams house we went!

One of my adventures was to see my Grandma. Now you are probably saying how is that an adventure? Well, since my beautiful daughter was born, we have been tight on money, and lately, tight doesn't even cover it. It's more like trying to fit a size six dress on an elephant, kinda tight. My Grams, as we like to call her, lives with my cousins in Sundown, Texas. It is about 6 1/2 hours drive from here. So imagine trying to scrimp up enough money for a trip and drive 6 1/2 hours with an 8 month old and you can see why I say adventure. The trip wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for my darling husband and my Aunt, Uncle, and cousins. So we get up Friday morning and leave by 7:00 am. The idea is that the eairlier we leave, the more she sleeps, the better. We had a wonderful road trip, new sights, a happy baby and John and I were even pleasant that early in the morning. I saw a whole bunch of cotton fields and couldn't resist, pickin a little cotton. I had never even seen cotton in the field before and I was shocked that minus the seeds, it felt like a cotton ball. John laughed and asked what I thought it would feel like. I honestly didn't know. So we get there Friday afternoon to Lubbock, Tx and hang out with Grams, my favorite cousins and second cousins, then when 5:30 rolls around my Aunt and Uncle pull into the drive and we have a wonderful dinner of spaghetti. Joslyn and I take a dip in Aunt's pool with Carleigh. We play a round of Complicated Rume' before bed and sleep well. The next day, Aunt Janie is having a Garage sale outside and Uncle Luther, makes us a wonderful breakfast of bacon and eggs and waffles. We all know how to eat in my family. then we mosey on down to Sundown, which is about 45 minutes away from Lubbock. My cousin Mandi and husband Dale, and their 4 wonderful children live in a beautiful renovated house that they have made out of 2 old houses. My Grams lives in a little house made for her right next door. So we ate lunch and played with the kids. Grams and I had a wonderfully long chat while Mandi watched Joslyn. It was so good to catch up! Then Mandi, Dale, John and I had wonderful adult conversation until the wee hours. I don't think that John and I have stayed up so late in a long time. We drove back to Lubbock that night to my Aunt & Uncle's house and crawled into bed. The next morning we drove around a little while everyone was at church and then enjoyed a wonderful lunch. My uncle made a venison roast that was sooooooo good! I am not fond of venison, but this tasted just like a beef roast. I couldn't get enough of it. We packed up and said goodbye. It was so hard to leave! My family makes you want to stay for awhile. I hope that we left lasting impressions on them as they did on us. I love them with all of my heart. Remember that our time on Earth is short, so take avantage of the time you have with family. I am including some pics of our trip. Until next time...