About Our Family

You may not end up where you thought you were going, but you will always end up where you were meant to be.

Jessica Taylor

Our Journey

Some years ago, when we purchased this domain name with the intention of creating a blog, it had nothing to do with what it has become. We had intended to move closer to family, get an RV and travel the country.

We started to plan our trips, even bought a truck to pull our rather large RV. But it never worked out. The draw to be close to family and help with GGma (Ashley’s Grandma) never went away. We ended up selling our big truck and resuming life as normal.

One thing led to another, and we started to see that when we stepped back and listened to God’s plan instead of our own, it all worked out for the best. Despite being ‘stuck’ as I like to say it, we have been protected from harm and gained a closer connection as a family.

I look back a think, ‘where would we have been stuck?’ if we had been traveling during the beginning months of the pandemic. Instead, we have taken the gift of living with family and used this time to grow and learn.

Silver Falls Hike
Hiking in Silver Falls, OR
Twin Falls Temple
Twin Falls, ID Temple
Garden Ladybug
Ladybug in Saint Helens, OR

We have started a family garden, gathered food storage, and learned many valuable skills that we would not have gained any other way. As a family, we have been able to focus on what is most important to us.

As our time here prepares to close and we prepare to move onto our own homestead, our journey will just continue to wind along. And the experiences and knowledge we can share will continue to grow.

Why a blog

As the world continues to spiral out of control, more and more people are looking around and wondering how to protect themselves in the coming days. The fear of societal collapse is very real for many.

Each of us has a great amount of knowledge. We each have something to share. To teach you only need to be one step in front of someone else. That one step lets you share what you learned while taking it to the people who follow behind you.

So, we invite you to follow our journey and learn how to become more self-sufficient, cook healthier, live more naturally, and teach your children the things you want them to be taught.

Our blog is for those who dream every day of growing a homestead but have no idea where to start. Those who want to preserve their own food or are afraid of taking the leap to homeschool their children.

No matter where you are in your life, we hope to inspire you or entertain you with our adventures.

Our family

We are a family of five plus one on the way. We enjoy taking walks & drives in natural. The kids love hanging out with their grandparents, playing with Legos, and making all kinds of things. Both Ashley & I take turns writing articles in the blog and running the social media spaces.

Alex's Photo

Alex – Husband & Father

Uses his inventive mind to build websites and random projects around the house using wood and his 3D printer.

Ashley's Photo

Ashley – Wife & Mother

Spends much of her day working with the children on schoolwork and crafts projects. She would spend all day sewing if she could.

Lukas

Lukas

Enjoys spending the day learning how things work.

Kaylee

Kaylee

Loves making craft projects and reading.

Skyler

Skyler

Always trying to keep up with his brother & sister in everything.

Hunter

Hunter

Our newest little one. He enjoys being held by anyone in the family.

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