Saturday, June 29, 2013

Countdown delays

We were supposed to be leaving July 1...

However we hit a few snags.

Like the van engine needs a bit of work

And Justyn's braces needed another week before they were ready to come off.

And soon... we will be off on quite the adventure. 

Except with 116* temps noone can work much midday...  which is definitely slowed us down.

Tomorrow is our last Sunday at church.
As always, bittersweet.

Monday while the van is repaired we will spend time with my mom

For tonight we are hoping for sweet slumber

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Five days left.

The to do list is massive.

But that's ok.

We took a practice run & came back today... trying to work out the kinks & at the same time visiting friends that are very special to us.

My heart is so torn after being there.

I mean I get the plans God has for us
But I just love the ocean.

I more specifically love oceanside,CA.

Tonight as I listen to the crickets chirp I can't help but wish it is the waves crashing instead.

So much to do. Tomorrow is yet another day.

Our maiden voyage with the rv.
Almost like paradise :)

Monday, June 24, 2013


Today was a day of fun & emotions.
& bonfires

I am sad tonight.

Goodbyes are hard.

Saturday, June 22, 2013


It's been less than a stellar day
and we are eight days away from embarking on this journey

in fact this is the 3rd time tonight I have written this post

I am just tired
The emotional wear & tear of something far bigger than we could have ever imagined is just proving a tad bit overwhelming.

Frank has been prepping & packing the camper & cleaning out the sheds
And I feel somewhat useless
baby bug is clingy
I am doing laundry, changing diapers, putting kids down for naps, and to bed, and cooking and lots and lots of dishes...

but it doesn't feel like I am contributing

add to that.. the older kids are playing and acting...well... like kids.
I guess it's just that I expected them to HELP

and I was going through a box today and I came across a poster.

I would show you the picture but I can't get that to work either.

Romans 8:4-15
God's Spirit beckons.
There are things to do & places to go
This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid grave tending life. It's adventurously expectant greeting God with a childlike "hat's next papa?"

thinking we better hang it up somewhere inside this camper as a daily reminder/

Friday, June 21, 2013


The projector arrived today.

We are not doing the popular thing.
We are using media to meet people

So that we can develop relationships

So we can go to the "world" and share the Gospel with them.

We will hopefully expose people to christian films that they might not otherwise see.

We will be having wii game nights outside by a projector.

We will be willing to play christian kid movies like auto b good, angel wars, veggie tales & others as parents are busy setting up their campsites.

We will use good christian media to make a positive impact.

We will also use good material from non Christian films to share a Gospel based message from

And while the films will not save people we will be prepared to share the Gospel with people as we are able to.

Thursday, June 20, 2013


10 days.

I am a flurry of mixed emotions.

ten days.

until launch.

and only we would change out the camper 2 weeks ago. so cose to launch,

the new set up fits us so much better.

we now have a 15 pack 1 ton van and a 30 foot 2005 toy hauler.

and it is a fantastic fit for us.

the kitties even fit in the camper.
so Bandito & Miss Kitty have joined this crazy gypsy circus too

each day we are a few steps closer.

the quesstion is with only ten days left...

will wee finish in time?

Saturday, June 8, 2013

22 days


so ....

I have been absent but busy.

we are hoping to depart on or around July 1st

things are even falling into place to make that really a reality.

22 days left.