Category: Family

December 3, 2011
the adventure continues in Vail, AZ

This past month we sold our fifth wheel RV and moved back into our house in Vail, AZ. Our 20,000 miles around the country taught us a lot of things - one of which is gratitude. The more miles we put on, the more we appreciated the beautiful sunshine of southern AZ and the familiarity of friendship. […]

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September 12, 2011
Selling The RV

Traveling fulltime forces a person to experience an unprecedented amount of change. "Consistent," "regular," and "predictable" are a few words that were absent from our vocabulary this year. We've know an evolving lifestyle that has changed who we are. Change is a positive thing. It provides new perspective and increased potential, but today we long to once again be settled. To live in the […]

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August 12, 2011
An Update From Montana

To date (since we left Tucson in February), we have driven about 17,000 miles. Here is a quick recap of some of the things we have done together as a family. So far: We have traveled through 26 States. We have learned a whole lot about RVing. We have volunteered with over 40 non-profit organizations. […]

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July 12, 2011
Big Prairie, Ohio

We arrived in Big Prairie, Ohio yesterday. We will be here a couple more days and then head to Cincinnati. As we head west, we are looking forward to more familiar territory. Here is a quick update about Give Every Day. The past 6 months have reminded us that giving happens first and foremost through relationships - with […]

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July 5, 2011
Heading West: July - August - September

It is hard to believe that it has been nearly 1/2 a year since we left Tucson, AZ. So far, we have volunteered with/interviewed over 40 non-profits, traveled through 14 States, and met amazing people. This Sunday (July 10th), we will begin our voyage west. Please continue thinking of us and praying for us as […]

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July 4, 2011
Day #150: Give Pause to Appreciate Freedom

Today, we read parts of the Declaration of Independence to the girls and talked about our country's freedoms. Happy Independence Day! 

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July 3, 2011
Day #149: Give Your Family Rest

***We have committed to give our family rest each Sunday. Read more here.

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July 2, 2011
Day #147: Give Your Host a Gift

One of our favorite things we get to do as we travel is spend time with friends. This evening we had dinner at some friends' house in New Jersey. Our girls had a blast playing with their two similar aged boys. Before we arrived at their house, we stopped by Panera Bread and picked up some […]

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June 29, 2011
Day #145: Give a Birthday Card

October 2 is our World Vision sponsored child's birthday. He lives in Zimbabwe so it takes the mail a bit longer to get to him. World Vision always sends us a pre-made birthday card that we are invited to sign and mail back. The card is then delivered to our sponsored child for his birthday. In addition to signing […]

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June 26, 2011
Day #142: Give Your Family Rest

***We have committed to give our family rest each Sunday. Read more here.

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June 23, 2011
Day #139: Give Used Books

The campground where we are staying has a family center. It is a favorite place for our girls. Inside, there is a section just for kids. It has toys, puzzles, and books specifically for younger children. Today, we picked out some of the girls' books that are no longer on their most-liked list and donated them to […]

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June 22, 2011
Phase II: Expanding into the For-Profit World

Up until now, we have only volunteered with, toured, and interviewed non-profit organizations. We have learned from people who are serving children, the elderly, the hungry, and even prisoners. We have asked questions about funding and management. We have evaluated the impact of each organization and what it takes to serve their cliental. Beginning on day #151, we […]

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June 22, 2011
Day #138: Give Cans For Recycling

As we drive across America, we get to see many different places. Out of our windows we've passed swamps, mountains, and beaches. Some have been uninviting; others breathtaking. Every so often Kayla will look out her window and shout, "Daddy! Mommy! look! Isn't that beautiful?"  She is right - America is beautiful and we are blessed to […]

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June 19, 2011
Day #135: Give Your Family Rest

***We have committed to give our family rest each Sunday. Read more here.

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June 18, 2011
Day #134: Give a Phone Call to Your Parents

I talk to my parents on the phone often. I call them and they call me. They never seem to tire of hearing my voice or wanting to know how our family is. They enjoy talking to me, to Stephanie, and - of course - their grandkids. Today, I called my mom. Like always, she […]

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Our Pledge

We hereby pledge:

- To spend intimate, quantity time with our family.
- To actively help the poor, the sick, the lonely, and the helpless.
- To value, protect, and advocate for children.
- To de-emphasize the importance of “stuff” in our lives.
- To bring publicity to good causes and good people.
- To live with intentionality, as if this year was our very last.
- To observe the needs in our country/community – and then do something about them.
- To give – every day.

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