Short and Random


  • Homeschooled all the way
  • second eldest of 7 kids
  • grew up in Fl., N.C., and N.Y.
  • Lived in a tipi
  • Then a log cabin
  • Learned to grow a {huge} garden, exercise hospitality, and eviscerate a chicken {in 6 seconds} while living on a homestead
  • Married my {awesome} pastor’s {awesome} son in 2005.



  • Write and publish the story of my family’s 9 year sojourn on the homestead
  • Mother many, many children
  • Offer massive hospitality that refreshes and encourages many
  • Learn the art of massage therapy
  • Be {madly} in love with my husband in our 90’s

7 responses to “Short and Random”

  1. Jolene Avatar

    I’ve been reading your posts on the Allume blog, and I finally stopped over here today. I’m from Rochester, and was surprised and happy to learn that you’re from the Finger Lakes Region! Very Cool!

    So excited to start exploring your blog! ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Trina Avatar

      Jolene, we’re neighbors! too cool! Thanks for visiting. Glad to find out you’re coming to Allume!

  2. Elisabeth Allen Avatar

    Random? Maybe. But a lot of fun to read!

    My family and I do a lot of hospitality too – it's not easy, but it's so rewarding!

  3. Trina Avatar

    Suzanne, thanks for your feedback. I do have plans to delve into the subject of hospitality more on the blog in the near future!

    Erin, to give a good massage has been a life-long dream and I believe it's nearly time to pursue that dream. Oh, people like you are what make hospitality so much fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kateri – ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Erin Avatar

    Love it Trina! Massage therapy license, huh? Hadn't heard about that… Know that you and Jeremy are already blessing others with your “massive hospitality”. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy/safe travels home!

  5. Suzanne G Avatar
    Suzanne G

    I would also love a book/post on the art of hospitality. How you do it and how not to stress. You're great!

  6. Kateri Avatar

    Love that one of your goals is to be madly in love with your husband in your 90's. ๐Ÿ™‚

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