“No matter how difficult,
Over a decade ago, I met the love of my life. He already had four kids. And I had three. For both of us, it would become our second marriage. And the beginning of a blended family experiment. It’s not easy, but it’s beautiful. And in some ways, we’re still doing the hard work of healing.
I’ve learned that family is so much more than the people you’re related to. It’s a state of mind, and an intention to do the work. I’m fortunate enough to have found family in my kids, my grandkids, in my bonus family, and in my community of incredibly strong, motivated women.
Me: Honey, let’s get chickens! Husband: Why? Me: For eggs, so we have them fresh everyday. Husband: No Me: 😭 A few weeks later… Husband: You have to be up and out of the house by 7am tomorrow? Me: Why? Husband: Because that is the time they deliver baby chicks
Everybody can close their eyes, and picture a dream house they’d love to live in. Yet, actually creating it – how do you create something from nothing? Anyone who’s creative understands that that’s the magic, that’s the alchemy. This house was born in my heart a long time ago. And most days, it doesn’t feel
“I have 7-kids and 3 grandkids!” This always raises eyebrows! And honestly, I love seeing the surprised look on peoples faces when I share this with them. That surprised look remains until I tell them, “I have a blended family”. Then I get the “head nod” of understanding as if saying, “Ah, that makes sense.” When Ryan
We’ve built a home we love, inside and out against the backdrop of Utah’s natural beauty. We keep chickens and look to the land around us to keep us grounded yet inspired. Follow along to watch our farmhouse DIY in action.