Monday, February 23, 2015

California Calling

My brain is on overload, thinking about school and curriculums and all the hard work I’ll need to do to make sure I’ve prepared the boys for the transition to traditional school.  I have no doubt they’ll adjust and thrive, but it’s near impossible to stop a thinking mama’s mind.  

My remedy for uncertainty is always sunshine, and this February, Oregon has delivered.  Be calm, my heart, and bathe in the Light.

Warmth calls my name and I feel my past beckoning.  Somehow in the last twenty-four hours, California has become my future.  Numerous tabs and windows sprawl across my computer screen, with search items like “kid-friendly resort hotel” and “surviving a family road trip.”  I’m fortunate to know where and when to stay in Southern California, to have an even longer road trip under my belt, and to know that this will be another adventure to add to our family memory book.  
“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.” G.K. Chesterton

Our past in sunny San Diego, about eight years ago.

We’re embracing our present, living the free-range homeschool lifestyle, taking advantage of all that is right now.  Today, that’s sunshine, smiles, and a few extra writing assignments thrown in for good measure.  And as it should be, filling up with Goodness miraculously erases all that worry, unknowing, and uncertainty.


  1. Lisa, your redesign is beautiful. You have the most adorable children on the planet. My heart loves the picture of Katherine touching the baby. God has definitely blessed us with incredible sunshine, good for our Oregon souls! Oh yea, love the picture of you and Michael also, time flies!

  2. Thank you, Lisa. It's fun to get back to blogging a bit. Even if no one else reads it (which is fine with me!), I so treasure going back to look at our history. I'm sad I missed out on the last couple of years!

  3. Lisa, you're an incredible writer. I'm blessed to get a glimpse of the Ferry world from miles away. I'm glad you have sunshine & warmth this year. It makes me happy too.