Our schedule has finally settled down and we are enjoying the California sun and warmth. We are settled at the RV park where we'll stay for most of the remainder of this tour. It is always nice to move around less. Our RV park is quiet and clean with hot showers, although I must say the shower's themselves are . . . short...I looked at these vertically challenged shower heads in the women's bathroom and thought to myself . . . What in the world?!?
I keep picturing my dear friend who is 5' 9'' with long, thick hair, trying to rinse out shampoo...
By the way, Yes! you heard that right, word on the street is that the men's showers, which certainly get far less use (#boysliketobestinky) have perfectly tall shower heads! Oh the injustice of it all!!! ;)
Okay I'm done with that silly rant. Other than the short showers, the park is great and we are enjoying being here. The boys have been loving the pool and we have a nice spot with a picnic table which is helpful for homeschooling. All in all, we feel settled and are beginning to feel rested after the intense busyness of last month.
There was an airshow nearby this past weekend, so we spent the morning there. This week is mostly homeschooling for the boys and I and writing for Josh (he's working diligently to finish up the book he's writing!).
Tomorrow is the last day of sunshine for the next week or so, so we're going to take an early weekend day and visit Apple Hill! Josh's birthday is this week and mine is next, so we dub the days in between "birthday week" and try to do some extra fun family things. We'll see what else we come up with, but for now we're going to pick apples and pumpkins and enjoy the fall colors!
In the past 8 days we have driven for more nearly 30 hours total, moved our trailer three times, bought four new trailer tires, ministered at 6 different churches, and visited Grand Teton National park We are encouraged and pooped all at the same time. So, I thought the best way to give an update is with pictures. This will save me time and brain power, and be more fun for you than listening to me ramble! ;) So, here goes...
On our way to the first of our FOUR church services a week ago this past Sunday! That was our first (and last) Sunday with four services in one day. It was very full and very exhausting, but also blessed and encouraging!
sunrise as we are arriving at that first church (see above)
Our first two services were at one church and we sold so many CDs at the first service that I had to do a quick restock and rebundle of CDs before the second service. - a good problem to have :)
We are getting to enjoy lots of beautiful fall colors this year!
They day before we left, I got up early to watch the sunrise at the ranch. I will miss this beautiful place!
All of our "worldly possessions" (minus what we take with us in the trailer on tour and a couple desks and shelves) crammed in one room at the ranch, waiting to be moved to our apartment in Spokane in November! :) - We started out organized with everything in boxes, but ran out of time and began just stuffing stuff on top of boxes! ;) . . . don't tell me you've never moved like this! (no really, please don't tell me, because we always end up moving like this!)
Oh my boys are sooo handsome, even from the back! :)
LOVE these kids!
Unfortunately, Thing 2 was swallowed by a Buffalo while we were there. ;) p.s. You should have seen Thing 1 try to fit inside there! Bahaha!
And that brings us to last night, where we had the privilege of ministering at a "new to us" church. What a precious body of believers! We look forward to a long term partnership with this church!
And there you have it. So we are relaxing today.
Tomorrow the boys have been invited to spend the afternoon at a horse ranch with a group of local homeschoolers here in the Boise area! God never ceases to amaze me with the way He blesses us with new friends and special opportunities when we travel
On Thursday, we'll head to the Sacramento area, where we'll spend the majority of our fall tour. We look forward to being a little bit more settled for a few weeks! I'll write more soon! Blessings to you all!
Hi! I'm Sarah
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The Seventeenth Swap
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