Sunday, March 17, 2013

We Moved and So Did Our Blog!

Soooo.... we moved about a month ago, and we're still getting settled in but I'm getting back to a somewhat normal routine.

Since we do not live in the Pink House anymore, we decided to change our name and line it up with the Etsy Shop.

We are now at:

Monday, February 4, 2013

YES! The Lake House It Is!

   Although I lost faith along the way, God knew in my heart that I trusted him.  And boy did he come through!  I am so Thankful To my Lord and Savior for finding us, and guiding us to this House on The Lake that we will easily be able to call home.

     Our Landlord is a great woman, lots of fun, and down to earth.  To top it off, she has Fibro too, so we understand each other very well.  We spent the weekend helping her prime and paint the whole house.  It gave us a chance to really get to know each other, and is helping us move in quicker! I smile from ear to ear as I walk through the house.  Maryanne mentioned in passing that this is a healing house; how profound.

     All of the kids and grandkids have had a chance to come and see our new home, and they all  Here are some pics #1 took for us...check out her other great photos at

Steps down to the lake - deck half way down


Steps from back yard to deck /lake steps

Papa taking kids onto frozen ice

They were so excited to experience this

    So many new adventures await us at our new home.  Living on a lake is a whole new way of life.  What an amazing adventure and time of healing await us!

     Still packing and will start to move tonight - our goal is to be sleeping there by Saturday.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Please Please Please Please Please ... Lake House?

   Well here we go, we're plunging into "The Lake House".  We've decided on the house by a lake - definitely, we've been spoiled over the past 20 years, but for taking a step back ??.....This is a pretty damn good step back.

     So say a few prayers and keep your fingers crossed that this works out .... I've got our first daughter's wedding coming up in 6 Months!  That's where I want my mind to be.

Keep you posted!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Selling, Renting, Packing, Moving - Chaos

Obviously this whole ordeal, along with the holidays, Fibro, and family life, have kept me from blogging.


Reality hits - Fibromyalgia severely impacted my ability to work; listening to my body, to avoid the cycle of push, crash, burn, meant I called out sick and had to limit my hours.  Two years ago, I left my job.  To keep this "short story" short, aside from many other details, we have to sell our house - Our Pink House :(  Boooooo, and Rent a house till we get back on track.

      Of course, that just means another adventure which my ADD has a love / hate relationship with - love adventure and change, but it also leaves me a bit apprehensive.

House showings - clean house - start to pack - holidays - pack some more - no more auctions ( boooo  :( ) / buying because we don't want to have to pack and move extra stuff.  I have PLENTY of my Stuff to pack.

      So now the search for a new home that fits our multi-generational, large family, has become a bit of a challenge.  We are limited with $$$ to pay for rent, need 5 BRs, a place to keep our business going (and growing!), preferably with some land so we can have some peace and seclusion.  Am I in Dream World?  Yeah, I think so.  Oh Did I Mention We Have 3 Dogs???

        In one of my blogs, I said I'd keep you posted as we went on this journey, and until now, I was reluctant to share, as this "reality" is a tough one to share.  It's a bit disappointing, depressing, and challenging.        

        As a family, we are all trying to adjust to what is happening.  We LOVE our Pink House; as #5 said "This is the first house I felt "At Home"".  

So, these are the houses we've checked out.  One house that sits on 9 acres has been for sale for a while, but they will not rent; another house on the lake is very tempting, but we'd be a little cramped and that can create tension amongst my clan; another one that fits Everything our family needs, but it's a bit farther away.  WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO DO, WACK A DO, WACK A DO.

Yes, I am going insane.  Wish Us Luck!