In no particular order...here are a smattering of the photos taken during our February travels! What a month! Twenty-six concerts in twenty-eight days kept us hopping! Thankful for last month + all the good memories it holds!
Above, our concert in Birky Square (where this video was shot) and where we had more relations and connections present...than we could count!
At it again!
Talk about a labor of love! These potatoes were served us at a church dinner one Sunday noon and I just had to take a picture. Pretty fun. =)
Gotta stay loyal to Iowa, no matter what state we land in. Here we've got Rebs reppin' the Hawkeyes in Florida! =)
This was probably our first time on a semi-warm beach...in years. During our southern tours, we seem to always either miss the beach entirely, or hit it on very chilly days. It was a treat to discover that it actually CAN get warm on the beach! =)
While waiting for everyone to assemble for sound check (above), we have a variety of things happening. Mitch texting, Josh tuning, Liz combing her hair, and Hudson doing pushups.
Hair cut time!
Mother + Rebecca mixing up some delicious concoction in our bus kitchen,
And just LOOK who we got to park next to! IOWA FOREVER! =)
We did a church service one Sunday morning at this RV Resort in Florida, and spent the next day parked there as well. Most of the family got in a little pool time!
Ah, how we love to bomb each other's FaceTime parties! =)
Mom and her Aunt Hannah.
Grabbing a little sister/work time together!
Catching up with an old friend, in the bus, post concert!
Big hair days + special cereal gifts for Josh! =)
LATE night Dutch Blitz with friends!
Smiling, washing, and folding!
Some of our family members eat healthy. And then some of us eat REALLY healthy. =)
Sister starbucks date while the rest of the family was spread out + catching that ever-beloved wifi signal!
IOWA PEOPLE! This was just the biggest treat ever---we oldest five's Sunday School class teachers and their family were visiting in the south and came over to our Sunday morning concert. So good to see them!
Denver's got the touch...
Typical conversation in the bus before we arrive at a church: "So where are we singing tonight? No, I don't remember that church name or town...regular size stage? Out in the country? Perfect rectangle size auditorium? Small foyer? That would be 95% of the churches in Georgia! Not helpful! Hmmm. What did we eat? Salads? With meat? Big fruit trays? OHHHH!!! Those amazing chef salads in the HUGE bowls! Now I remember!!" =)
We were extremely honored to meet this gentleman, Marion Snyder, at one of our Georgia concerts. He served our country in the Philippines, in World War II, when he was just nineteen years old. It was fascinating to hear his stories. My personal favorite thing about the conversation was watching his eyes light up as Denver asked him about various battle locations and other such information. A special moment that evening at the concert was when Denver asked Mr. Snyder to stand, and honored him publicly before our song, "I Have Been Blessed".
It was a great reminder to me, how much our generation owes to the men + women who have given so much for our freedom. We can never honor their service enough.
Morning brunch in the south with friends!
Music practice continues, wherever an available place may be found. In this case, the trailer. =)
Weightlifting---we have several in our midst who are extremely dedicated + disciplined. They're also bulking up these days!
Taylor and a friend, out riding horses in the Georiga woods.
Restocking the fridge at our favorite Sarasota grocery/market!
I could give you the whole story on this picture. But to save embarrassment for certain unmentioned individuals, I will just tell you that "somehow" the keys were "accidentally" left in the bay, and "someone" forgot about that and locked that same bay, and...yes yes yes.
Many break-in attempts, several hours, and $150 later (paid to a very adept locksmith)...we moved on from yet another story, and left it with the infamous label of, "hashtag cloud status". =)
Mom washing windows at some friends' home.
While we were parked in a mall parking lot one afternoon, Josh + Denver took advantage of the time + opportunity to go out witnessing in the food court. They are currently going through the Way of the Master together, and are excited about what they are learning!
Love these ladies!
"If you look at the world, you'll be distressed.
If you look within, you'll be depressed.
But if you look at Christ, you'll be at rest."
-Corrie Ten Boom