Saturday, December 21, 2013

From Camper to Cabin - day 14

Do my kids really have room to run around inside? While living in a camper is amazing, it does have its drawbacks and small indoor play areas is one of them.  With the big December snow storm, we appreciated having the room to spread our many wings and play for the week we were stuck inside.

I don't miss the camper yet, it has only been a couple of weeks.  It feels great to take a break from the 42' traveling house.  If we hadn't rented the cabin, we would be south by now.  

I have found that we can only handle five days at most in the camper without a break. I learned that
a few years ago when we were stuck in the camper for five days during an ice storm in Dallas, Texas.  We almost went looney having to stay cooped up in such a small space for so long with so many of us!

It was wonderful to move into the cabin a couple of weeks ago, just before the storm hit and hide out for a week while the roads remained iced over. 

It was wonderful and still is....

I told my hubby, 

" Why don't we sell the camper and just rent cabins for a year?"

Hmmmm. We will see what happens!
Gabriel sleds down an Ozark hill dotted with trees. The camper and cabin in the background.
I always think of Missouri sledding as a human game of pin ball, dodging trees on all sides.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

From Camper to Cabin - a well needed break

While it may seem that I have disappeared, I have not. While it has been my dream to blog and write and inspire people to live lives that are valuable to God, others, and themselves, my priority is to my family. So while I have seemed to have vanished in the internet world, I have been living full time with my family.

The past eight months have brought many a changes in me. I would not even know where to begin to share our adventures since we left Utah. My heart has been touched, broke, re-built, then recharged, and to be broke again.
Winter brings much needed change in our life.

I have had zero free time.  I don't need free time.  It is a privilege.  While I may have been too busy to blog and write, I have not been too busy to reach out to my husband, kids, and the people God has brought to me.

The hours spent with campers, new friends, old friends, people in need, people who don't need anything, hurt people, happy people, and every crazy one in between - they have taken much of my free time and even more of my heart.

These past months have been amazing.  But now I find myself at the other end of the spectrum and am hiding out in a cabin in the Ozark Mountains for the winter.  My husband was determined to give us a break from the camper.  He has had his fill of traveling for the time being.  He has no desire to go anywhere and is ready for a break.

This is our third time renting a cabin.  The first was Wisconsin, then Utah, now Missouri.  

So, another adventure begins.  Day two in cabin - brown recluse!

Monday, December 16, 2013

New Traveling Book With Two of My Stories!

Hey friends!

I want to share with you this new book that is coming out about traveling women, which includes me!

I submitted two stories and my daughter Hanna did also.

They are for sale as an e book and later in print.

To read great stories from a bunch of wild women, buy it today.  

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It is on pre-sale right now at a discounted price. Buy now for a Christmas present!