Hello Friends & Family!
Well after six months of planning and praying, packing and repacking, organizing and storing, we were finally able to hook up the trailer, put the truck in drive and set off on our new adventure of Roadschooling across America!
As many of you know, it has been quite a busy and crazy six months for us, but we couldn't have done it without so many of you. We are so grateful for all the love, help, and support we have received.
Some of you helped us get our home in Colorado ready to sell; demolition-ing, remodeling, painting, packing, cleaning, and loading a ton of stuff into trailers for us to head West. One special friend helped us sell our home...thanks Uncle Lee! Many of you have also been praying and you continue to pray for us...thank you. A few super-awesome friends and family members even hauled trailers down to Arizona for us! Thank you Papa Myers, Uncle Brett, Mr. Nick and Eric...what a blessing you all are to us!
A very, very BIG thanks to both sets of parents for supporting us in this 'out-of-the-box' idea and being so generous to put us up for awhile during our final preparations. Also a very, very BIG thanks to Justin's brother, Eric for all his generosity and support and trailer hauling. You are awesome, Eric!
One of the best things about planning for this adventure has been the forced downsizing of our possessions and determining what really are the "Essentials". Every ounce of weight = fuel cost, so we really, really have to need it or want it in order to take it. It has given all of us a new perspective on material things; we have to stop and really think if something is truly necessary or important.
I didn't realize how much we relied on material things and how consuming our things had become. We have gained a huge sense of freedom living with much less. It also reminds us to be grateful for what we have and not to focus on what we don't.
We actually began living in our RV right after Christmas. This allowed us to get our feet wet to RVing full time. We were able to have four months to move in and get settled prior to departure. Meal planning has also become an even greater necessity! If any of you have some yummy, easy meal recipes please send them our way!
I am excited to share this adventure with you all! Until next time, blessings to you.
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