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How We Simplified – By Lily

 (This post was written by Lily, my 7 year old daughter as a home school writing assignment)

This year we did a lot of different  things to simplify our life. This  is what we did: first we sold a lot of stuff. This is what I remember. We sold lots of books, a bag of Barbies, a set of fake kitchen stuff, a pool, and some tools. The pool was $100. I  don’t know why, but someone bought it. Ian and me made $120.

Second, we packed up what was left, and moved to into  a  two  bedroom apartment. Grandma and grandpa helped us move. We rented a moving truck. On the day we moved we bought pizza for lunch. We were still packing when it finally came to lunch time. It was hard work. It was 11:30am when we where finally done. It  took 20 minutes to get to  the new apartments. It took a while to unpack.   Then grandma and grandpa left and we went back and  cleaned and cleaned for days. Then we got settled in the apartment.

Another simple thing is daddy got less work and I think it’s great! We get to have more fun with him. We eat supper with him almost every night.  I think it’s great here! We can go swimming in the winter too! Yeah! It will  be super fun (if it’s not to cold). Yippy! It will be the best winter ever! Maybe the best winter in my life time! We might go on winter vacation to though, either way it’s fun here.  When you have time  you can come swim here with me.

What I  like about  our simple life is, it’s easier to clean  up our room now. Hip,hip,hurry ! Yeah! Our porch is shady. It’s a short walk to the store and library. There is lot’s more time with my dad.

The best part of our simple live was going on vacation this summer. We went to the Grand Canyon, and saw grandpa AK, and went to the beach. I even became a junior ranger in Canada and the USA. I became a junior ranger three times. Ian became one two times! The End.


  1. Great writing Lily! Keep up the good work

  2. I really enjoyed reading about all the changes you have had on your journey to simplify

    • Thanks! It’s been super fun.

  3. Dana Dana

    The part I don’t like is getting rid of your cats. I feel that once you have pets…you have them till they die. They count on you to not have a time limit on their forever home.

  4. Your daughter is so adorable! 😀 Great work, Lily! I found it quite moving about how happy she is to spend time with her father. I hope he managed to read this piece. I know we can always be busy with work and things but sometimes children just don’t understand and all they want to do is play with their dad. Thanks for sharing, Lorilee 🙂

    • Yep, daddy really liked the piece. He is still not home as much as he wants to be because life always has crazy times but it is really cool to see that she sees the effort and feels loved and important.

  5. MIchaela MIchaela

    wish i had more time to read your posts. this one is so great. happy to hear how much the simple life is blessing each of you!

    • Thanks so much for coming by 🙂 Lily always asks me if anyone is reading her post. She will be excited that you liked it 🙂

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