Tiny Beginnings

I guess the title is somewhat fitting considering Maggie is 4’11 and I am 5’7, even though I claim 5’8 on a good day, or when I wear boots.  This is the start of something big.  Something that is written in Jeremiah 29:11.  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

It all started with an argument, a lot of big decisions in our relationship begin here, it’s what happens when two extremely passionate people get married, your passions don’t cool off they are fuel for the other’s fire and sometimes that can clash.  We were driving around Waco, where we met and really grew up, talking about where we would live.  We were getting married in two weeks and had no clue where we were going to go.  We had the wedding planned, the honeymoon booked and that was about it.  While driving around Waco I got online and applied for all of the tiny home shows that HGTV had to offer.  We loved the idea of living efficiently and we both do not need much so we figured why not?  Thirty minutes later we hear back from a casting producer wanting to interview us and this tiny home idea took off!

Coming up with plans may seem easy when you are dealing with something under 300 square feet, WRONG! We quickly realized that in order for this not to feel like just a small space that we are forced to live in we need to utilize every ounce of space that we could possibly squeeze out of a trailer.  Bringing me to my next point, the trailer.  We had tossed the idea of a flatbed truck around, didn’t really like it. Then Maggie’s dad (#ThanksTim) said he had an old, and I mean old, flatbed, gooseneck trailer on some land of his.  This is a huge piece of the puzzle in the tiny home world.  It’s your foundation.  After getting wheels on this sucker, (with great thanks to Chris, Wendy and Brittany LaVergne; your wedding gift is literally the foundation of our home!)  we were able to use the help of a friend, Chance Feagins, to haul it to Brownsboro, Texas where the build would begin.

If you have not seen my version of MTV Cribs check it out! It is our first update and gives the layout on how we will build our home! MTV CRIBS – TINY HOME EDITION EPISODE !

This is the first post of many to come! BUT PLEASE DO NOT BE FOOLED, THIS BLOG IS NOT ABOUT OUR TINY HOME! Refer back to the little bio on us when I said there will be posts about Jesus, fitness and Baylor football (because that’s all we need right?) as well.  For all of my crossfit folks out there The Fittest Man on Earth, Rich Froning says; “Crossfit is what I do for a living but it’s not who I am, it is my platform to reach out to people…putting Christ first.” “He uses this platform to reach people in order to live their life for Christ.”  That is the sole purpose of this blog.  Maggie and I have a pretty abnormal, crazy life: from tiny homes to professional cheerleading teams I sometimes think we are more of the entertainment for our family than anything else.  Our goal here is to document all of the amazing and crazy things that happen in our life BUT that is ONLY to POINT STRAIGHT TO CHRIST.

 

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