About Us


Our names are Travis and Elizabeth.  We have been together for over 6 years, and we have been married for about 3 years.  We are just a couple of 20-somethings trying to build a home and family.  Travis and I live in northern Indiana, and we have 2 cats.  Coheed, our male tabby, is a total mama's boy.  Smokey, our male Russian Blue mix, is very adventurous.

I am Elizabeth.  I do all of the blogging.  I work full-time, but on my free time, I enjoy crafts, listening to music, cleaning, and hanging out with family and friends.

My husband is Travis.  He is always on the go, whether it is working, fishing, cooking out, camping, or long boarding.  Once in a while, he'll pick up his guitar to play.

We met in college.  I went with a few friends to play laser tag one night.  Travis was working there part-time.  We hit it off pretty quick, and we hung out a lot.  A few months later, we dated and decided to "give it a shot" as an official couple.  About 3 years later, we got married at the Justice of the Peace.

Travis and I didn't have an easy road starting out.  When we were dating, Travis got really sick.  It seemed like the flu.  When his temperature reached 104.7*F and stayed, I took him to the hospital.  He had caught meningitis.  Travis was hospitalized for an entire week.  He was bed-ridden for 2 more weeks.  That's actually how I met his mother and father for the first time.  It was a scary experience.  The doctor even said that if we had waited any longer, he would have died.  The doctor was actually surprised that Travis did not lose any limbs.

In 2010, I had a lot of health issues arise.  No one knew what was wrong with me, and I couldn't afford to get any treatment.  On November 22, 2010, I experienced Volvulus (twisting of the intestine) and it put my heart into over-drive.  That's when I found out I was born with multiple birth defects:  elongated stomach, bicornuate uterus, and intestinal malrotation.  My life changed drastically, and we found ourselves caught in a mess of medical debt.

We found out we were expecting our first child on our 1 year anniversary.  We were terrified and horribly confused.  Travis and I buckled down and started preparing for a life with a little one.  Unfortunately, I miscarried on April 5, 2011.  Because of my birth defects, doctors said that having a child would be very complicated.  Together, we've come to terms with being an Angel's parents.  We want to have kids.  We have since lost 2 more angels.  The feat of having a child has proved to be difficult, but we are hopeful and faithful that we will be able to bring an angel home with us one day.

Travis and I are started out from scratch.  We moved home with family, sold furniture and a car.  We worked towards rebuilding our lives together and getting out of medical debt.  Slowly, we have been progressing forward towards our goals.  This is our journey as two love birds building a nest.  We learn something new every day and are constantly looking for ways that can not only help us, but also help others who find themselves in a similar situation.  Everything that we learn during this journey, we want to share with others.  We believe that love conquers.  No matter what life throws your way, couples can endure.  It might take time, but we are optimistic about our future.  Join us on this whirlwind adventure!

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