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

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I'm back!!!!!

Wow! It's been more than a year since I have posted on this blog! I'm sorry but not sorry that life got in the way. 
So let me update you on what's been going on with us. 
Joslyn started pre-k August of 2014, And soon after I asked to join the PTA at her school. I was quickly told that There was no PTA at the school, but They would be ecstatic if I would run it. I quickly called my dearest friend Jodi, who was big into the PTA and she convinced me that I could do it. I sat down and prayed that God would guide my steps and that if He wanted me to do this then He would provide the right people to make up my team. He quickly answered and brought me some amazing people to walk along this journey with me. And a journey it has been! Our PTA started with no funds, due to embezzlement, and had major tax issues with the IRS we had to clear up. We also had to earn the trust of the teachers and staff of our school. We accomplished much last year. We had 4 very successful events and many programs that enriched the school and students. We raised money for supplies for library books and musical instruments for the school. So as you can imagine this kept me very busy. 
 Also I have been the trainer for a Celebrate Recovery in OKC, on Thursday nights. I have enjoyed helping others in their recovery journeys alongside working on my own recovery issues. I recently in the last month have resigned as the the Trainer of CR and have decided to run the children's version of CR. It is important to me that my children and other children experience the freedom from their hurts, hangups and habits. So that is going well, and I also get paid to run the program, so that's some bonus income that I am bringing in. Yea!

We got to escape the apartment lifestyle In February of this year. We moved into a little house not far from where we lived before. It's got a good size backyard and the best part is washer and dryer hookups. I so have felt blessed by God to have this house for the time we have gotten it. We have had a few scary moments, like a drive by shooting next door and a tresspasser In our backyard. Also we have lost one lawnmower due to theft. But otherwise it has been a great change. Some things I don't like about the house is the one bathroom and the carpet that is everywhere even in the kitchen. But we have dealt with those issues and are surviving well. And I have much enjoyed having clean clothes whenever I want them!!!

So next I will talk about my sweet children. Joslyn is 5 1/2 and about to head into kindergarten this year and Jaxon is turning 3 in October! How did this happen. Joslyn has lost her front two teeth and about to lose another one. But what is weird is that you could see her big teeth coming up behind her baby teeth before they fell out. 
Jaxon got potty trained this summer thanks to a collaboration between me and my sweet mother-in-law. He has made the transition easily and I feel very lucky that we don't have many accidents.  Knock on wood!!!
Joslyn did very well in her first year of school and learned all of her alphabet. She did get in trouble a few times and it also was during naptime. I will be interested to see how kindergarten goes without naptime. Jaxon followed me around the school all last year and we have another year of him under foot. I found it difficult to get all my work done with him there but luckily I have many helpers at the school that love him as much as I do!!! 
Joslyn gets to start Girl Scouts this month and I am super excited for her to join this program. She also has learned to tie her shoes. Joslyn is super into anything princess, nature and she is super competitive. She wants to be a mommy when she grows up! Jaxon is super into trains, cars and trucks. He is all boy but is regularly subjected to sissy dressing him up like a girl. He is independent and fierce, and can destroy a room like a strong tornado can. 

On the food journey, I have found that balancing the PTA, my children and all my other desires, once again my health and food addiction have been put on the back burner. But every failure brings me a little bit closer to success. 

Speaking of success, my hubby and I have been doing really well in managing our finances and communicating about what and where our finances are going. 

So I want to talk a moment about what is next for our family. We have some very very exciting news we will be sharing in the next few months but it's got to be the right time so right now I will share what I can. There will be big blog changes coming soon. I will soon be looking into purchasing a website and transferring   this blog into the website. I have great ideas on how to engage new readers and how to blog better. So please stick around! Cause I'm back for good!! Right now I am committing to posting to this page once a week, to the best of my ability. I have redesigned our families goals ( at the top of the page) and will update those goals today, so keep checking back in to see the changes. 

Also I please ask that If you have a minute, please take time to pray for my family in these certain areas.

This year will be my last Presidential term for the PTA, so I am going to make it a great one. You can only run for two
Consecutive terms, so my team will be looking for able bodies to fill our positions and keep our visions alive. Please pray for guidance as we look for our successors. 

Please also pray as I teach my children and others the ways of gaining victories in their lives. This recovery life is hard. But life in recovery is a life with hope for the future. I will also be training other leaders in teaching our children. I feel very unqualified in this endeavor. 

Please pray as we make some major decisions in our family's life that God will guide us during this process. We want our dreams to come true but only if it is God's will. 

How can we pray for you?