Saturday, March 30, 2013


A while back my good friend Casey sent me a book

At the time I looked at it, browsed the pages and thought ...
yeah this is just too hard

Photo: Apparently I have put off reading this for far too long.
and now.
after reading the intro & preparing ourselves
we start this journey.
selling almost all our earthly goods & going on the road with 6 ( or maybe 7) kids in a 29 foot pull behind camper. & I realize I need this study more than ever.

you are supposed to do each of the assigned sections for 30 days.
but honestly we don't have that kind of time.
Jen Hatmaker we are taking your book to a whole new level.

7 weeks
7 areas of our lives.
and we started week 1 just 10 minutes ago.


our food choices
wheat flour - this way we can make our own and have a bigger variety
white potatoes ( cuz these cool cats can mix it with the wheat flour and make pasta aka gnocci)
red pasta sauce.

our only condiments are salt pepper and a rationed amount of olive oil to cook in

we have chosen to give my husband the option of coffee since he is doing this and getting us ready to go on the road as full time missionaries while finishing up his last 7 weeks of college.

so yes.
seven weeks that is.

and as I sit here typing....
thinking shortly that almost everything that surrounds me will be GONE

and I take a deep  breath.

I am realizing that our Resurrection Sunday Dinner will be quite different than we have ever experienced.

Thursday, March 28, 2013


Meet Shawn...

He is the 1st muppet we constructed & he has a pretty special place in our hearts & in our ministry ...
we are working up the courage to tell him about the journey he is about to take
and in a few days you can see his reaction.

bet you can't wait.


neither can we!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Earthly Treasure

today was just another day.

someone tell me these days get easier.

weeding through 20 years of stuff

& so thankful for sweet friends that have chosen to support us through this decision.

MANY may call us crazy.

But I am blessed by so many that have actually said...GOOD FOR YOU.

its like a PCS move on steroids.

except we have to sell everything.

and put money in the bank to survive life on the road.

it's scary how attached to stuff we get.

and I am praying with a humble heart that God will show us how to release our need for stuff.

 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also
Matthew 6:19-21

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

should I stay or....

I adore this girlie.

and I write this with a heavy heart.

she is making hard decisions ....

whether to stay here in Cali or step out on this amazing journey...with us....

she is 18.

and I am praying that no matter what she decides I will have the grace to support her decision.

whatever she decides.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

one small step

we bought a camper.

and brought it home today.

and sold our flat screen tv.


& set up a facebook page & a new blog to document our journey.

and as soon as I figure out exactly how to put that journey into words I will tell you.

but today.

our camper arrived.

one small step of epic proportion to the journey of a lifetime.