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Our Favorite Outdoor Activities With Kids

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Personally, Shiang-ling and  I think we have the most fun when our family is outside. There is just something about how we spend our time outside, the elements and the naturalness of it all comes together and makes lasting memories whether we’re on the objective side of a camera lens or not. Hiking – We have recently started hiking more. We’ve always wanted to go hiking, but we just never made time to do it or had the terrain for…

A Kiss on top of MT Washington Auto Rd

Mt. Washington Sunrise Auto Ride | Sunday Funday

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This trip started out at midnight with a loud thunder and lightning storm over the top of us. It was down pouring when we got up to leave and got lucky the rain stopped just long enough to load everyone up without making a mess inside the car. It was a 2.5-hour drive to the gate of Mt. Washington’s Auto Road. When you get to the gate it’s another 20-30 minutes up the 8-mile winding road. The drive itself wasn’t…

Traveling to Vermont

Revisiting Friendships New & Old | Heading North for the Summer!

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This past 5 weeks it feels like we time hopped. Traveling through 5 states and visiting with some new and some longtime friends. Hot Hot Georgia Starting out in Georgia, where we were celebrating with our friends Elissa & Cody, who just got married. We hung out with them for a week, made new friends and had a wonderful time! Back to Music City Tennessee Johnny and I were committed to speaking at and participate in the Tennessee Tiny House…

Big Family Living Tiny | Tennesse Tiny House Festival!

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Johnny and I spoke about being Big Family Living Tiny. I don’t know whats wrong with me but I get SUPER anxious about speaking… I know LOUD ole me get super nervous?! Well we started out with a smallish crowd but it quickly grew as we spoke about how we chose our bus, what we’ve found to be important for us as a big family and our life/family philosophies. We spoke from the heart and wanted to share truthfully how…

Georgia Wedding Celebration

Wandering down to Georgia

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Where is your sense of wonder? Do you still have it? Can you pull over to see something because you thought for a second “I wonder what that looks like?” Or purchase a random fruit/candy/thing just to try it? This past weekend we scooted on down to Georgia. Johnny’s reserve duty obligations ended sooner than we planned and now we had a 10-day gap in our plans. We were participating at the United Tiny House Association’s Tiny House Festival in…

Enjoying & Exploring Nashville TN

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Johnny and I are both lovers of the free-99 specials and keeping costs down. Especially when traveling to a large city like Nashville TN! It adds up quickly when you have a big family traveling and we prefer to spend our money on quality food (like damn good burgers from The Pharmacy), MUST see things and items that can serve us for a long run ( like the kid’s Wave kayaks). Outside of visiting the local Camping world, we really…

Our Family Christmas Letter

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Our version of a family Christmas letter. This post contains affiliate links. Dear World, We hope this “letter” finds you and your family well. I am pretty sure we all feel like 2018 came and left and we are still trying to figure out what happened. We are currently “residing at Johnny’s parent’s side yard”. Its good, we laugh because we never imagined ourselves here. They know that we don’t want to be living there but that we appreciate the yard and hospitality to…

Skoolie conversion

How We Went Tiny

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I am NOT a hoarder… if you ask my husband he’d say I am but I am clearly stating it now, I AM NOT A HOARDER.   I just like things. He’s always lived minimally. Growing up in a family of 13, he just didn’t have a lot. Plus he’s just never cared for material items. On the other hand, I am one of two kids, artsy and love trinkets and collecting different kinds of bottles. If it has a…

Week One of Skoolie LIfe

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Man Oh Man… I never thought I’d admit that we have so many things.   Late afternoon last Tuesday, we determined it was too late to leave. We still had a ton of things to finish before we could even pack everything out. So we decided to work on as many things as we could and travel fresh in the morning. I mean who wants to start a long journey after building all day? ( I totally would and suffer,…

T-Minus 12 days till Skoolie Life begins!

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ex·haust·ed: drained of one’s physical or mental resources; very tired. I’ve written and rewritten this post four times now. Each time was to correct the timeline in which we are leaving. This time… this time I am blogging from my ½ completed skoolie desk and I am thrilled. We leave in 13 days and I am starting to get mixed feelings about it. I’ll write more about that in another post… cause right now I just can’t.   We were…