Meet the Travelers

"The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination." ~ Don Williams, Jr.

We believe very strongly in allowing our children to be educated in the environment that best suits their individual needs, and that will best help them reach their own level of Excellence. We have had kids in both public school and homeschool, and take each year as it comes to make the best decision for our kids. At this time we only have two school-aged and they are both homeschooled. Our plan, at this time, is to homeschool them through high school.

Kyndal and Collin

Kyndal graduated from public school in 2013, graduated from cosmetology school in 2014, and married Collin in 2015. She is now a full-time stay-at-home wife to Collin and mother to Bennett Matthew. Collin is an iron worker. They own a home just a few blocks away from us and have two dog babies: Chloe and Yadi.


We started our homeschooling journey with Dawson when he was in the 7th grade, however, he graduated from public school in 2015. Dawson attended community college for a couple of semesters but decided that he is just needing too much adventure in his life at this time to settle down to the rigors of full-time school and working. He recently moved to Oklahoma to be with his girlfriend, who he met in the 4th grade, and to work until the two of them figure out where Alyssa will be continuing her undergrad education in pre-med next year. Who knows where life will take them. I am sure they will figure it out. They have three dogs: Crusoe, Peanut, and Nyla.


Eli is a 7th grade homeschool student. He is a homebody extraordinaire, like his mama, and is content just playing video games or playing with his Nerf guns. His favorite activity outside of home is bowling. Eli attends speech therapy once a week for an issue with stuttering. He is working with his therapist in locating local support groups for kids, and in finding that there is nothing local, is considering ways to become more involved and be an advocate, educator, and mentor for other kids who stutter.


Brynne is a 6th grade homeschool student doing all grade level work with Eli, which means she is always ahead of the curve. She is a go-getter who loves playing softball, volleyball, basketball, bowling and swimming!! She loves to hang out with her siblings and friends and she adores her doggies. She can often also be found drawing, coloring, or writing. 

Also on this Journey are Rick and Nicole, also known as mom and dad. Rick is a structural engineer who lives and breathes golf. I am a former attorney turned stay-at-home wife and homeschool mom. In my spare time I enjoy reading. Recently Rick and I have discovered a love of cycling.

Bennett Matthew ~ August 22, 2016

And look who joined us this past year! Our first grandchild is now a part of our travels and we are greatly looking forward to seeing all of the excellent things he accomplishes in his life.

We hope that you will visit us often on this Journey we are taking to Excellence. Stop by often, comment and share. We welcome you here and are here to encourage you. I hope that what you read does that.