About Us

We are a family.  None of us genetically related. Our children grew in our hearts.

We  strive to live minimally.  Less is more.  Experiences, not things, are what matter.  We have just what we need, and for that we are grateful.

Living in the moment.  Mindfulness. Thinking about what were doing right now.  Isn't this really living? Being in the moments of true joy. Being in the moments of deep sorrow.  Allowing.  With out the bitter we could not know the sweet.  It is not easy.  We just try to do our best to be alive in each moment.

Life has led us through a gauntlet of ups and downs.  We try to go with the flow and create peace. Our youngest daughter Madison Elizabeth very unexpectedly died just before her 2nd birthday.  We miss her every day.  She continues to bring peace to our family.  We love her and are so grateful for the time we did have with her.  Her spirit still shines bright.

We currently live on the road in our fifth wheel trailer.  We roadschool our children, Eric does research, and I teach online classes for University of Minnesota.  We are traveling the USA, Canada, and Mexico.  Life is good.  We live small with an amazing back yard that changes everyday.

University Park Bear- Dead

"I killed a bear today Oh What a man am I! We the experts knew just what to do When the bear did not comply." "...