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Trying A New Outlook

We're home from spending cozy days and nights at a beautiful "cabin". Central Oregon has some of the most breathtaking, peaceful, majestic surroundings. You just can't believe that what you are seeing is real! It must be a movie back drop. But no, these mountains and trees really do exist.

It is so hard to come back from a clean, gorgeous home to a house that's filled with dirty laundry and pet hair balls in the corner. (I try to keep up, but I feel it's all against me!)

I dreamt of saying, 'Rob, let's sell our house and move here. Right now. I'll home school the girls and we'll have a beautiful life'. And I love that dream, however I was noticing that this gorgeous home that we were borrowing, although tastefully decorated, had no personal touches. No symbols of an actual family that lived there. And that made me re-think my home.

I enjoy having family photos on the mantel. I love our collection of scrapbooks on the bookshelf. And the pet hair? That I'm not that happy with, but the joy that our pets bring my family is something I can't deny and I can feel that happiness in our four walls.

My girls are growing faster than I like. And someday my complaints of a "dirty house" will be long gone. I'm going to focus on the life that is happening all around this little house. It may drive me crazy sometimes, but it's worth it.

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