Monday, January 26, 2015


After a few weeks of deliberating, Cam and I decided just to name our home Escondido House. It just fits it. In Spanish Escondido means "hidden" and because our home sits behind tons of oak trees it is kind of hidden. So welcome to Escondido House...we hope you enjoy it :)

Lots has been going on last week at Escondido. Stucco was finished, rock was delivered, drywall was put up and tape and float (I really have no idea what that is but something about sealing the walls and making them smooth) was finished. It finally looks like a home when you walk's pretty amazing.

Living Room
the hallway goes to the powder room, laundry room and our bedroom. I love that the laundry room is right by my bedroom.


foyer and stairs

Amelia and Asher's room ( I thought I took a pic of Aiden's room but guess not)

game room

As we were walking around and checking it all our Asher stopped and looked at me and said "Mommy I can't believe this is really going to be our house." His eyes were so wide with excitement and happiness. It was one of those moments that I will never forget. How happy and thankful he looked.

This house has been a dream a long time coming for us. Not many people know but our lives changed back in 2010 when the Affordable Healthcare Act was passed. It was as if Cameron had lost his job and had to start all over. We were heavily in debt and the walls were closing in. I remember sitting on our back porch talking about our choices. Were we going to throw in the flag and give up or fight back and work our hardest to get back to where we were. We chose the second route. Every second since then we are so thankful we did. Cameron read all the signs God was giving us and started concentrating on building a new agency for Medicare and opened an office in Sun City. We talked about me getting a job but with the boys still young neither of us wanted that. So my job was to follow a super strict budget with literally no extra spending as we worked to payoff our debt. 2010-2012 we really hard. We stuck together and promised to never let our financial situation get in between our relationship or ever to let our kids know what was going on. We prayed daily for strength and always followed the path God was paving for us. 

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29 11-13

We made it through. Little by little every year after 2012 got easier. Our last day in our old house Cameron paid off our last credit card. It was an amazing feeling...I can't even explain it. We were leaving our old home and our debt behind. We were moving forward to a new future where we would never allow ourselves to get into the financial problems were in before. That feeling...well neither of us will ever forget it. It felt good. We hugged it out and thanked the Lord for his blessings on us. 

"For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light" Ephesians 5:8

Everyone deals with hardships in their lives. I'm not at all saying ours was harder then anyone else's. I'm saying it was hard for us...the hardest experience we have dealt with as a couple. I know many people out there deal with a lot worse but instead of comparing hardships let's embrace them and lift each other up.

And I will end this post with one of the cutest pictures I have ever taken

Love her :)


  1. Loved this post! So proud of y'all! And the house is looking amazing! Love you guys!