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Growing Opportunities

June 21, 2024

This trip was everything we needed as a family, a big disconnect from technology to reconnect with each other.

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It’s Been a While…

June 11, 2024

Life lately has been a little blurry. We’ve been in a multitude of transitions in recent months. Catch up with what we’ve been up to and exciting new ventures to come!

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Stay Grounded no matter what season you’re in ?

April 18, 2023

Life is about the journey, not the destination. Slow down and enjoy the moment. Grow your roots. Then, you’ll discover what it means to have true contentment and peace in your life, despite all the storms you face. 

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Red White And Bethune Be Happy Tampa

#PAYITFORWARDFORETHAN

September 1, 2020

“Wake Me Up When September Ends” by Green Day was my anthem for the month of September beginning September 16th, 2011. That was the day that we lost our son, Ethan, in a tragic car accident on our way to Disney to celebrate his 7th birthday. Every year since the accident, Septembers have been a…

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Red White And Bethune Average Family Tampa

HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM

August 26, 2020

Our (second) Launch Day started out with smiles and ended in exhaustion. From the bus not being ready when we arrived to the taillights on the Jeep not working when it was connected to the bus. Despite the problems, we still kept our spirits up and stayed positive. The bus kept giving our mechanic issues…

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Red White And Bethune Be Happy Tampa

PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE

August 18, 2020

Patience really is a virtue y’all. We have gotten a serious lesson on it these past 10 months, especially the last two weeks. As you may remember, Blue Betty, our bus, made it 60 miles to our mechanic before we learned the suspension was completely shot and had to be replaced… and it came with…

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Be Happy Tampa

BEACH PLEASE

August 10, 2020

What do you do when your home is being worked on and you need to unwind and get away? You go to one of your favorite beaches, Anna Maria Island! As y’all know, we have been working on Blue Betty since November of 2019, literally every. single. day. When we got the news about the…

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Cry Tampa

(FAILURE TO) LAUNCH DAY!

August 6, 2020

The day has FINALLY come!  It has been a very long 9 months of remodeling and prepping. We have fixed all we can fix, we’ve loaded up the Bus, and we are ready to find adventure!!! Our first “stop” has always been planned to be at the bus mechanics in Bushnell, roughly 60 miles from…

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Red White And Bethune Life

FINALLY! OUR BEFORE AND AFTER TOUR OF OUR TINY HOUSE BUS, BLUE BETTY!

February 12, 2020

Have you ever waited what has felt like forever for a transformation!? Let me tell you, 3 months felt like a freaking eternity. You guys are all well aware that we decided to go bananacakes crazy—sell our home, homeschool our kids, and move into a bus. We started work on her right away and it…

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Red White And Bethune Love

BLUE BETTY

January 18, 2020

We have been called “Crazy” for a new reason… We are selling our house, remodeling a tour bus, homeschooling the kids, and hitting the road. Yes, you read that right and you may even think we are crazy too, and that’s okay—we kind of are. We were tired of the “rat race” and were miserable…

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