Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I figured it was time for a quick update. Traveling is going well. We've been all over Michigan, to West Virginia, and now Wisconsin. This is our last week of meetings in Wild Rose, Wi for Joe and me. After that, we are gone for "maternity leave". I'm ready to slow down and start thinking about baby stuff and what I'm going to do with all the gifts I'm receiving!
We're anxious to get to Lakewood to see family and spend a few days at home. Last week we were with Joe's family doing meetings at his home church. It was nice to see some friends at Northland as well.
I'm ready to have this baby. Very anxious. Lil scared. But mostly excited. Hopefully I'll have pictures. I'm looking for a camera. But haven't found anything for our price range. If anyone knows of one for a good price... :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

back to Michigan!

We've been in Alabama for about a month now and I'm ready to get back to the north. The humidity here is almost unbearable. But I'm almost scared to find out the summer is over for the north. We'll see.
I've enjoyed my time here with the people of Riverview. They are very nice. I really enjoyed the times when we got to go to "Grandma's House" for dinner. She is a fine cook.
I'm anxious to get back and see my doctor. I was sent to the emergency room today for minor complications. Results came back that everything is normal. Just a little scare. No big deal. It's been a hard month with everything. But the Lord does provide and is protecting us. I've been encouraged through out my everyday reading of the scriptures. I've been reading a Psalms and Proverbs a day. It's really nice to not have to be rushed in the mornings and take the time to read God's word. I know it's one of the main things that has helped me this past month with all the struggles we went through.
The truck is fixed, with a totally different back end. So we are praying that this one will hold out on us. Joe has been learning a lot about vehicles. He had to reinstall the air bag system to the back tires and was able to watch/help Uncle Jay fix the truck. He enjoys that and likes to get dirty.
Well, it's getting late. We have a big day ahead of us!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Peace of God that passeth all understanding...

I thought that I would try to give a quick update on what's been going on. Joe and I left the last week of July to visit family. We had a wonderful time at my parents house. We parked our "house" right in the front yard for the week. Joe's parents were able to come and visit Wednesday to hear Joe teach the evening service. I was also able to see some friends when I went to bring my brother up to Northland for camp.
August 2nd we attended Jordan and Abi's wedding while we stayed at Pastor Steinmetz's church. (Our second family) It was a nice and relaxing weekend for both of us before we took the long drive to Southside, Alabama.
Two days into the trip, we were having some car issues that made us stop on the Kennedy/Tennessee border. (Clarksville, Tenn.) The Lord saw it fit for us to be there for two nights. Our truck ended up getting transmission work done. (which is never cheap) So we were delayed for a couple days. Wednesday afternoon we finally got to Riverview Baptist Church, where Bible Revival's recording studio is. (www.rvbcsouthside.com)
The truck still has some issues. (tranny works fine, something else in the back end that caused the speed sensor to go and a few bearings is in need of repair.) Praise the Lord that Amanda has some relatives here that know their auto stuff real well and are willing to work on the truck free of charge. We only have to pay for parts.
The Lord has been good. There has been ups and downs through out it all, but we are getting a lot of work done in the recording studio. We will be here for two more weeks and then head back up for Michigan for our first week of meetings.
I wish I could get pictures for you all to see. Amanda's family here is really interesting and funny! They live up in the hills and enjoy life! :) Despite not having our truck while it's being worked on, not having any money, having the microwave blown, (another story, another time) I know that I can have peace through it all. (Phil 4:7) Please remember to keep us in your prayers. Right now it's been very easy for us to get discouraged as we don't know how things are going to work out with such little finances. Little things seem to get us down when we feel that we've been working so hard. It's been two steps forward one step back kind of feeling. I need to constantly remind myself that God knows best and that things will work in His perfect timing.
Well, I need to go now. We have some more work to finish up in the studio. (recording) I never know when I will get the internet, so hopefully we will have a good truck and uplifted spirits next time I update!
oh, baby is doing well. My last check up before we left in July was good. Can't believe how fast it's gone by. 88 days left. wow. We are going with Lincoln Joseph Everson. (lately I've been thinking of a girls name...and I like Layla. Don't know why. It's just a girls name that popped into my head) Anyways...Good bye for now!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Love of my life

It's been an awesome year married to my best friend. I can't believe how fast it's gone by. Everyday I find myself falling in love with him more and more. I really don't take the time that I should to appreciate my husband. I could not ask for anyone better. He's caring, loving, patient, funny, knows me like no one else does. He's a hard worker and fun to be with. I can't imagine life without him. The Lord has blessed me with a wonderful husband who loves me.

Thank you Joe, for the best year ever. I love you so much and I can't wait to see what's to come this next year! My prayer is that I'll love you with unconditional love, to be the best help meet that I can be, and to be a Godly wife/mother for the rest of my days.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Finally settled in!

The busyness has finally gone down and we are happily settled into our little home. A friend of Ben and Amanda offered their property for us to hook up till we are ready for Alabama at the end of July. Here we have power, cable, and sewer hook up. While we were parked at the church last week, we didn't have enough power to run our AC. Joe loves the fact that when he gets home from working outside all day, he can now turn on the AC with out worrying that we will lose power. We had an eventful week with helping out with the rummage sale for Ben and Amanda, Joe helped some friends move out of their house, we moved out of our lil basement, doctor's appointment, and running around everywhere for other odd reasons. I'm glad to be settled in and just to get some relaxation.
The next thing that we need to do is buy tires and a suspension package for our truck. The tires on the back aren't the best for towing something this size. We are praying that the Lord will provide before we make the trip to Alabama. Sad to say, we aren't sure if we will make it to Wisconsin at the end of July. If we get the tires in time and save enough, there is a possibility of us traveling to Wisconsin. I'm praying!!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

i don't like blogger

I didn't realize that the post would look like this. please bear with me. As I spent too much time on that last post, and the internet signal is too weak to stay on much longer. it keeps cutting out.

Our new home

The last two days have been very frustrating for me. I could rant on and on and vent a little bit. But to spare you the time I will not. To make a long story short, through all the hard obstacles God is still good. We are now sitting in our trailer enjoying the new home. The Wheeler's are letting us park the trailer in their driveway for a while so we can load up.
Here are some pics of the day.

Here we are the dealership, just bought the trailer! It's ours!!!

It look SO HUGE sitting out on the street. I don't know how Joe backed it into the lil drive way!

But he did an excellent job at it. It only took him about two tries!

We're home! We started moving in. Hopefully next week we will be on a site that will provide sewer and water hookup. We do have electricity right now. (hence I'm using a computer from inside the trailer!)

The "preggy" picture that I promised. I can't believe that I'm almost half way through the pregnancy. This shot is about 19 wks and 5 days. Almost 20 wks now. wow. I don't think the picture does justice. I feel huge

I don't know how many more pics I'll be able to post. This morning we found that someone went through our truck and stole two cameras and some cords for our portable dvd player. I was very upset. I cried on the way to picking up the trailer. I wanted to take pictures of the whole experience of buying our new trailer. I'm so thankful that the Wheelers showed up and let us borrow their camera. They have been such a blessing.

We were able to find the cords that were stolen. The next door neighbor was cleaning out her flower garden in her front yard and found the pile of cords in her plants. At least we have that. I'm just praying that something will come up.
Until next time...We are just loading up our new home!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


I really want to get some photos of me and my growing belly up and posted. But every time I think of it, the camera is with Joe in the truck gone to work. Bummer.
Anyways. It seems that the past week and half the lil guy has been on a growth spurt. He's alive and kicking. Joe felt him for the first time couple days ago. I had a lady ask me my due date and then she said, "Are you sure you're not having twins?!" Come on now, I'm not THAT big! He already seems to have a schedule of his own. Usually I'm up at 8:30am to make Joe's lunch. This morning Joe and I were able to sleep in for an hour. But not the lil guy. He was ready to get up at 8:30am! Night time right before bed he's been very active as well.
Last week we went looking for rummage sales. I couldn't resist. I bought three sleepers and two blankets at one rummage sale. That was it. Joe says that the baby needs more blue stuff, since what I bought was yellow with just a lil bit of blue.
Saturday is the day we go and pick up our trailer. We are very excited. We should be able to park it here at the Wheelers so we can load it up. I have a lot of junk to go through, and I haven't even really started. It's crunch time. Next week is going to be so busy. I have an eye appointment, doctor's appointment, work, rummage sale all weekend, (selling, not buying) and moving into a trailer. Plus Ben and Amanda will be in town and we will be helping them set up for the rummage sale next weekend. It will be busy, and I know that the next two months are going to fly by so fast. August is creeping up on us. The 5th is when we start training in Alabama.
The Lord has been good to us. There are a few things that I don't have once we leave the Wheeler's. They have offered up so much of their home to us. I've been looking for sheets, blankets, pots and pans, and towels for our new home. I told Mrs. Wheeler about everything that I need to get. She kindly gave me the extra set of pots and pans that I have been using the past year while we were here, and a new set of bathroom towels. The Lord is providing!
I'm looking forward to coming home to Wisconsin in August. It will be a short stay, but I can't wait to see everyone! I will get photos up soon of everything that's going on this week!

Friday, June 6, 2008


Please remember to keep us in your prayers. We are currently looking at this Brookside travel trailer for our new home.

We were set on a different one just two days ago. We've been praying about it for a couple months, and thought the Lord was directing us to a certain trailer. The other day we decided to go take a look once more. On the lot there were new trailers that had just arrived so we thought we would take a look around just to see what was new.

The first one we stepped into, we fell in love. It's about the same price as the one we were set on, plus I found one on-line in Salem, WI priced lower than the one here in Midland. So Joe is talking to both dealers, trying to make the best deal he can get. I didn't take any pictures, but I do have some from the internet. The main reason why we love it so much is b/c of all the storage space there is. Most trailers don't have big enough closets or decent bathrooms. This one seemed to have all the options!

This is the layout of the trailer. (32 ft in length, two slides)

Kitchen/door into bathroom (looking towards the back of trailer)

Living room area. Free standing chairs is something we've been looking for. Couch turns into a bed. (air mattress) It's amazing where they come up with storage options. The table top, under the chair cushions, and under the couch is a drawer.

Looking toward the front of trailer is the bed room. Full closets with mirrors on the doors. Some really nice touches are the doors. They slide to make a wall/double door to the bedroom. It makes the trailer look homier instead of a "camper" feel.

A closer view into the bedroom. Here's the vanity shelf.

There isn't a good picture of the bathroom on the website. But the bathroom is probably my favorite. It is a nice size bathroom. The sink is next to the shower. The best is the full size closet and linen closet. The full size closet has a hanging rack, and the linen closet is big!

Well that's the tour of our potential house! (i know, not much to look at) But we've done our research and have looked at many places. Many people have been so generous and helped us out on the way. We have set up a trailer fund on www.biblerevival.com if you would like to check that out! Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you all soon in our new home! Please pray!!! :)

Friday, May 30, 2008

Yep! It's a boy!

None of the pictures will really show that he's a boy. But it was so funny when I asked if she could tell and she said that it was probably too soon to tell. But after looking for a lil bit, sure thing...He's a BOY!

Big smile for the camera!

No more pictures please!!!

Waving to the camera! (thumbs up? Peace? Joe thought he was saying "loser")

Wednesday was an eventful day. First I thought I was sick from my mixture of medication and prenatal vitamins, then maybe it was a weird spurt of morning sickness that lasted all day, (I never really had morning sickness) or it was something that I ate that day. I could not keep anything down. Although McDonald's did do pretty well...for a few hours! I feel much better today.
We do have an idea for a name right now. But I'll let you all know when we feel it's a good time to announce it! (I know some people know already...) Sometime soon I'll post some "preggy" pics of me. (maybe) :)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Favorite Store

When Joe and I were in Chicago, we decided to look at the clothes in Motherhood Maternity. I've never walked into the store before and never thought I would actually enjoy it! But the funny thing is that Joe fell in love with the dresses there and had me trying on everything. We couldn't decide on which dresses to get...So we splurged a lil bit and thought that the dresses will work very well for traveling in Aug./Sept.

The Black and Green ones are my most favorite. I was also thrilled when I found this gift bag full of goodies in my shopping bag!
It had lotion samples, coupons, a baby spoon, and a bottle! So cute! It was fun!

Today we will be going in for our first ultra sound. Hopefully we'll find out what the lil one is! I'm 16 wks and 3 days. Is that late enough? We are thinking of names and keep coming up with boy names that we like. I have a feeling that it's a boy. (Everson first borns are all boys) Last night a friend of mine brought her baby girl (11 months) and the thought of having a girl popped into my head. It would be so fun!

Well, I have stuff to do. Joe's family will be coming at the end of the week. Sounds like an Apples to Apples nighter again!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Let's give this another try

Blogs are not my favorite things. By now you can probably see that I'm not very good at keeping up to date on things. Facebook has been my source to keep in touch with friends. But I thought that no time better to start than now!

Around November 9th we will be expecting a lil one! We don't know what it is yet, but we will find out, hopefully soon! We're very excited and nervous at the same time! It's scary to be responsible for this little one and raising a human being in the world today.

Life has been moving so quickly since the wedding. Right now we are in the process of looking for a home on wheels that we can pull behind the truck. We will be needing one very shortly. August is when we officially join Bible Revival and start traveling full time. The fall is all booked and it seems every week we have a new church on the schedule for next year! I'm excited to travel and can't wait to see the world.

Joe and I at Navy Pier in Chicago this past weekend.

hopefully, more updates to come!

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