When Angela was born (1993) I wanted to be a stay at home mom. I worked for Hewlett Packard at that time and Tony worked for Lockheed. We just couldn’t figure out a way for me to quit my job. I went back to work when Angela was four months old. In 1997 I had twin boys. During that pregnancy, we were still trying to figure out how to get me home. At that time, we owned a condominium in San Jose, California. We diligently worked on a budget trying to cut costs, but still couldn’t create a budget that would get me home with the kids. We handed our budget to several trusted friends to see if they could see something we were overlooking. We began to cut things that we thought we couldn’t live without like cable t.v. Then, one of our trusted friends suggested we look at a manufactured home. Reluctantly, we took a look at that choice. Choosing a manufactured home vs. a traditional home, reduced our housing budget significantly. One more hurdle, we had to move further south to Gilroy, California. We thought, “Who lives in Gilroy?” In August 1997 we moved into our new home in Gilroy. In January 1998, I came home to be with my children. That is where my heart wanted to be! I will never forget the first time Tony left for work. I kissed him at the back door and said “have a great day, see you tonight”. It literally took every dollar Tony made to keep me home. The cuts in our budget did hurt, but not as much as leaving my children with someone else. The sad thing is, I could have been home all along. Tony and I had to really look at what was important to us. Fast forward 17 years. Angela has graduated college at 20 with a double major (communications & graphic design). My twin boys will be graduating high school with 4.0+ gpa and 50+ transferrable college units. AJ wants to be in the Navy and Joey wants to be a writer. Tony and I will be celebrating 24 years of marriage in 2015.
This layout and title come from the Home Is Where The Heart is Project Studio class. The content on the page is from the Home Is Where the Heart is kit Bundle, that includes a Blueprint Book and coordinating embellishments.