haven noun | ha-ven: a place where you are protected from danger, trouble. A harbor, port and shelter. 

Welcome! This blog has been a way for us to share our family's adventures. It started with paying off a mountain of credit card debt and has gotten more exciting from there.
We started working on our tiny house in Becker, Minnesota in June of 2015 and completed construction just before Thanksgiving 2015. We then moved (house and all!) to Nevada and lived in the tiny house for just shy of a year before purchasing our 2-bedroom home on an acre. The tiny house allowed us to move states quickly and try out several areas before deciding where to buy (some moves were by choice, others were not). It also allowed us to save up a downpayment much more quickly than we would have if we had gone into a rental. Those months of tiny living were challenging, but brought us so much closer as a family. We will treasure the memories forever. 

Zac and I met during college through a mutual friend. Zac bought my engagement ring after we had been dating for four months. I was finally nearing the end of my rebellious teenage years, but nonetheless, I was still insistent that I didn't want to get married (ever)...so he waited for over a year to propose. Thank goodness he's patient.

Shortly after we got married we started attending a church. A church we drove by everyday and decided to date for a little while before really committing. It was there that we learned about grace, forgiveness and what it means to live for Christ. We are so thankful for his faithfulness. 

Fast forward seven years and here we are with three kids, ages four, two and ten months. We've always heard "less is more" we've certainly found it to be true.  I started this blog in August 2014 with no idea what the next couple years had in store but it has served as a wonderful way to share our journey with friends and family far and wide. 

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