Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Clock is a Tickin`...

Well, the clock is ticking.  Summer is almost here and we are busy trying to get all our preparations underway.  We have been blown away by the support we are receiving from so many people.  People are excited for us, and have encouraged us in what we are doing, and we constantly feel God verifying to us that this is what we should be doing this Summer.  Doesn`t mean it won`t come with roadbumps, but  we are excited to see what He has in store for us this Summer!

I`ve been working at getting the trailer ready.  My curtains are beyond crooked and not hemmed, but hey, it`s a trailer. :)

I also put this bumper sticker on the side of our trailer that I got from another blogger who travels fulltime with her four girls.  You can find her at .

I`ve also been working on my tie dye as I have a few shows coming up before we leave, and possibly one on the road.

Our last few weeks before we head out are also filled with doctor`s appointments for our little guy.  We just discovered that Silas has a vitamin B12 deficiency.  Right now we are in the process of trying to find the cause of it.  We have blood tests, ultrasounds, allergy appointments, etc.  in the next couple weeks.  Please keep us in prayer that we get all the answers we need before we leave.

I want to leave you with a link to Ann Voskamp`s site.  Right now she is in Uganda with Compassion Canada.  Her posts really speak to my heart.  Eventually I hope to go overseas with our family when the time is right for some mission trips in the Summer.  I find she has me thinking a lot about how much I have and how I need to be sharing more of my resources.  You can read her post at

Thanks so much for following our journey! :)

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Summer Dreams....

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour.  Catch the trade winds in the sails.  Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain

For a couple years now, Sam and I have been dreaming of travelling.  We came across some amazing blogs of other families who were travelling, and were intrigued.

This past Spring we purchased this:

(Do you see that tie dye cushion peering out of the window?  Yep, we are 'hippi-fying' the trailer!  Pictures to come!)

I have named it "The Dandelion."   We have been busy working on our little dandelion.  Sam, our three little munchkins, and I will be taking it on a 6 week adventure this Summer.  We will be going to Northern Ontario, Manitoba, and a minor stop in the US.  Our adventures will consist of volunteering at a Bible camp, WWOOFing (more about this in later posts), and of course, some visiting and sightseeing in between!

I haven't done much travelling in my lifetime, and I have been dreaming of going to British Columbia.  However, with three small children and this being our first trip, we decided to not travel SO far (although still far, just not AS far....) as we test the waters.

What does that mean for us come Fall?  Well, we come back, park our little trailer, and get back to work!  Sam will be hoping to teach piano a lot more.  I have recently started a tie dye business, called BEAUTY FROM ASHES. I will be working at some local festivals this Summer before we leave and am beyond excited!

Is this is a risk? You bet.  But over the past almost 4 years of living in our current home and location we have come to realize just how blessed we are, and just how much "upgrading" in material possessions is over-rated.  We can make lots of money, and have no time for making memories.  Sam and I have discovered a lot about ourselves over the past few years, one being that are personalities are very much wired for exploring and adventure.  Anyone who knows us personally knows our kids are happiest when they are outside burning insane amounts of energy.  God knew what he was doing when he put our family together!

I plan to update this blog as we travel this Summer so if you'd like to stay up to date on our travels, please check back or type in our email address in the sidebar on the right to receive our updates to your email.  Please keep us in prayer exciting as our Summer is looking, we know it will not be without road bumps and challenges along the way.