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 if you would like to check that out! Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you all soon in our new home! Please pray!!! :)

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