for the big trip!

The following pictures give a glimpse of the things we have been busy with in the past days.  

 Joshua crossing off items on his packing list

This fridge now contains much food for the coming days!

The girls' room did look rather like a tornado!  "What will I need for three months"? can be hard to decide.:)

Rebecca has been a good little helper in the midst of the flurry of packing!

LOTS of clothes! 

Getting the new fridge into the bus (the old one didn't work) was quite an ordeal.  To make a long story short, we tried and tried and tried to find a "professional" to help us remove a bus window and install the new fridge.  Unfortunately, after many phone calls, we Dad still had not found anyone who wanted to tackle the project.  Finally, through a friend, we made contact with a local man who was willing to help us.  And on New Years Day, no less!  What an answer to prayer....thank you, Lord!  

This is a ledge in the bathroom which turns out to be storage space for washcloths.

Character definitions posted on the wall.

Hudson looking out the front window of his home for the next (approx.) three months.

Grandma spent hours cutting, knotting, and sewing two new comforters for use on the bus.  Thank you, Grandma!

Organizing and arranging the kitchen has been a fun and challenging project. 


By now we are nearing the "take-off" point; most of the packing is finished.  Things that still need to be finished include the following: last-minute packing, cleaning up the house, outside chores, and showers.  We always seem to end up leaving much later than "scheduled".:)  My current prediction of actual departure: 11:00 PM.

We would appreciate your prayers as we begin this trip.  Check the blog for coming updates!


"Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, sayeth the Lord of hosts."  Zechariah 4:6b


  1. Looks like fun! ;)

    It also looks like your new bus is a lot more roomy than your old one!

    I like your hat Allison! :)


  2. I hope to see you all in April!

  3. And as you roll out the driveway, breathe a DEEP sigh of relief, remember all your hard work in getting ready.....relax and enjoy the "ride" God has planned for you. Love. -Wanda

  4. Praying for you all! Hope you have a safe,blessed, fruitful trip!

    Thanks for sharing the pictures!

    God bless! Rebecca K.

  5. Hope to to see you at the new FVL in April! Praying about it!

    God bless! Rebecca K.

  6. I will keep you all in my prayers!

  7. Hi!

    I check your blog at least once if not twice a year. I enjoy it. I have never had the opportunity to hear you guys sing, but, maybe someday. :)

    Have a blessed year!

  8. Praying for you all as you start your trip!


  9. Can't wait to see you all!! In 2 weeks!! :D


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