the queen is back!

Hey fans. I took a summer sabbatical as you all can see, and after some good summer days, I am back! I hope all of you have had nice summers. I covered a lot of ground this summer and I wish I could write about all of it but here’s a few of the highlights. Mom and I took Madison to Mackay, Idaho, to help set up her classroom; I went for a few days with Morgan on a job to Kingman and spent a little time with the lovely people there; Mom, Madison, and I taught a little Teacher Prep class for a couple days; we camped at the beach with the Koehn’s&Jantz’s and celebrated our anniversary that day by watching dolphins jump in the waves and finding sand dollars; we bought sourdough bread and flowers and soaps on weekends at Farmers Markets.

farmers market finds.

One highlight was going with Madison and Levi camping one weekend. We drove to Bishop and camped under the stars with cattle roaming around and the meteor shower overhead. The springs were full of unique people and we watched the sunrise from them one morning. We also found a place in the river and spent awhile one afternoon swimming. It was a glorious experience. On the way home we came upon a new fire that had started in the mountains so we stopped across the road and got to watch the planes drop retardant and the helicopters dip from the lake to fill their buckets with water. It was quite interesting.

Having this blog is difficult in some ways. I started this blog to keep my family updated while we traveled, but it’s turned into more of a lifestyle blog as time has gone on, with occasional travels scattered here and there. The things I write here are just my thoughts and opinions, but for you they could offend or inspire. I have often thought if you weren’t interested or didn’t agree, you wouldn’t come back but I hope that you can get something inspirational from each one and continue checking in on here! The downside to writing my thoughts and opinions to lots of people who know me or who I am is that some of the things I have written about or will write about can seem pointed, even though I try to stay away from “political” posts. I have lost a lot of confidence in my writing which is part of the reason I haven’t posted recently, and I miss it so much, but finding the middle of the road on what to say or not say is difficult. If I write about depression like I did in a previous post, 50% of you wanted more posts on it and agreed it’s somewhat of a taboo subject in our circles, while the other 50% criticized me for having to take anti-depressants because it’s probably a spiritual issue. Now I’m left with the decision if I should ever post about it again or not for fear of stepping on toes, yet how do I stay silent on something I have dealt with since my dad passed away? This is just an example. I want this to be a positive site, but there are some of these things I don’t know where to always go with. Please pray that this blog can inspire and enthuse.

A bus update. We are getting so close to move in time! I bought drawer liners the other day to keep things from sliding around in the drawers because that’s something you have to think about when your house is going to be on the move occasionally. Anyways when I bought them I actually stopped in HomeGoods line and thought, “Wow. We are actually doing this.” Since I guess all the work Morgan’s been doing hasn’t sunk in yet? Our cabinets are in, the whole inside is painted with just some touch-up painting to do. The bed is built and in, everything is trimmed out, and the shower is sealed. We need to finish the shower this week and get the stove and skylight in. Plus a lot of other stuff that is just getting items in and connected basically. We have everything bought except our refrigerator, and it’s out of stock. Do we settle for the wrong size or use a mini for the time being? All big questions, you know. I am honestly so so proud of Morgan because he has watched videos and figured lots of things out that we had no clue about before we started this. So needless to say, we are very excited to see what this month brings! We have plans to move in this month, but things have come up so we will see.

a view from the front of the bus.

Since it’s past, I guess I can write about it. My birthday was the 27th and Morgan had a surprise party for me on the 25th! It was outside at Kevin’s and Morgan did such a good job. He grilled tri-tip and lots of my special people were there. I got very spoiled and loved and it was quite fun. Also I’m old now.

I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend. Stay tuned for more posts! Another Christmas Gift Guide post featuring different friends’ businesses will also be coming next month. xoxo, cheyenne

3 thoughts on “the queen is back!

  1. I support Julie’s thought wholeheartedly, although I’m sure it’s easier said than done.
    So exciting to read about your bus progress!! Does bus have a name?


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