A little bit of our story....

We are not a family who travels together very often (although we would really like to be), we rarely have the money.  We are not a family who spends weekends at the mall (much to Ruby's dismay) or even at the movies...all of that costs too much and it is not in our budget. We live in a small house with an upside-down mortgage. We have a ton of expenses, like most families I know.  

My kids are very familiar with the words "broke", "bills", or "maybe on payday".  It's not that we are poor, not by any means!  But the money comes in and goes right out again. So...we have to fight for a beautiful, adventurous life right here at home, in our little house, in our backyard, sometimes at a nearby little horse barn or at the neighborhood pool.  It's a simple life, and even if this has taken me a while to come to terms with, for now, our journey is here...at home. 

 Viggo, helping his Mama make his favorite...pumpkin pie.

Viggo, helping his Mama make his favorite...pumpkin pie.

  

 Sunday morning biscuits

Sunday morning biscuits

 Clementine and Pedro at the little barn

Clementine and Pedro at the little barn

 Ready for an afternoon, riding with friends

Ready for an afternoon, riding with friends

 Me & My Ruby

Me & My Ruby

 Knitting one of my bunnies AND cooking dinner in my backyard.  My favorite way to cook this time of year.

Knitting one of my bunnies AND cooking dinner in my backyard.  My favorite way to cook this time of year.

 Did I tell you that I like to knit? lol

Did I tell you that I like to knit? lol

 Big and small, but always made with Icelandic wool.

Big and small, but always made with Icelandic wool.

 Visiting Papa at the station on Christmas. 

Visiting Papa at the station on Christmas. 

 Lunch at Tooley's

Lunch at Tooley's