Let us introduce ourselves we are the Travis Family. Jeff (Dad), Krystal (Mom), Karissa (Oldest), Hannah (thinks she is the oldest), Issac (the only boy) and Grace (the “baby”). In the picture above you only see Jeff, Krystal, Issac and Grace because Karissa and Hannah are spreading their wings and flying into their own epic adventures, however they will be stopping by to say “hi” and share their tales with us from time to time.
We are a family of six that has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to live life differently. We have run our own construction business, managed a small family owned motel and home schooled our children. We live in a small town that has 14 Correctional facilities in it and for over 10 years we had done everything within our power to not have to work in that industry. However in 2008, things got very difficult and we were unable to find any type of work, so Jeff out of desperation applied at the Department of Corrections. After nearly eight months of waiting they did eventually call and Jeff began what we call his “5 ½ year sentence”. Although God did bless him greatly there and used him to bless many others, for which we are truly grateful, he was “paroled” for good behavior, in August 2014, and we began the adventure that we are currently on.
During that 5 ½ years we all went through many transitions. We know what it is to be at the very bottom of a deep dark pit with seemingly no way out. God showed His loving kindness, mercy and blessings toward us at this time because no matter how deep and dark the pit seemed we never gave up completely we kept calling out to Him and we kept working to the best of our ability and together with God’s help, our hard work, many sacrifices and a great desire for knowledge and mentoring we were able to transform our lives, spiritually, mentally and physically.
Which has led us here to have this incredible opportunity to have an epic family adventure that many people only dream about, we are honored and excited to have you share in this journey with us, we will honestly show you the good, bad, ugly, hilarious, frustrating, scary and joyful things that we encounter each day and we hope to encourage you to take that first step of faith and trust to go out there and live your dreams each and everyday.
We hope that by sharing our story with you, you will see that if we can follow our dreams it is also 100% possible for you to follow your dreams and together by sharing our stories with each other we can all inspire and change the world, if only one story, and one person at a time.
Welcome to our journey of faith, trust and a little bit of pixie dust. We are excited to have you join us as we live life in the passing lane.