Thank you for your interest in our website. Jeremy and I came up with the idea for this site in 2016. We had just gone through extreme downsizing and tiny space living.  And we decided to blog to make a place to share the things that the Lord was teaching us along the way. Now, the family has come full circle back to a suburban home living with our 2 pets!   It has been quite a journey.

We have been married for 21 years.  The Lord has blessed us with two children, a daughter, Lea and son Ian. Jeremy, is a sound and IT engineer. I am a  voice and piano teacher in Bastrop.  Together we serve on the music, media and prayer ministries at our church, Bastrop Christian Outreach Center.

Some of our favorite things do are traveling, spending time with family, using our creative gifts to make art, music and videos. In 2018, I began a creative business called Copse and Spinney; we me handmade gifts inspired by nature. It has been a busy year for us and we are looking forward to the next part of our journey!

Leanna Cates-copyright 2016

Forest Trees by our daughter Leah Cates (c) 2016

Under the Sea diorama

“Under the Sea”, Sculpture by our son, Ian at the age of 6