Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ah, back to routines.....

As wonderful as it is to take a vacation
there is something equally as grand about being home!

Life is back in full swing,
the store reopened...
mountains of mail sorted....
school lessons planned....
RV cleaned...
groceries purchased...
12 loads of laundry washed, folded, and put away....

I'm so thankful for 60 degree days
and the ability to hang laundry out to dry!

With team work our daily life seems to be a back in order,
now I'm sorting through my pictures to share about our trip.
But it's almost midnight, and well, bed is calling ....
Until tomorrow:)

Make each day useful and cheerful and prove that you know the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be happy, old age without regret, and life a beautiful success.
Louise May Alcott

Monday, January 30, 2012

A day in the RV ...

*Originally Posted on Sunday, January 22.....
But the pictures never posted, so here are the pictures :)

Sunday, January 22

After some much needed rest we all woke ready to hit the road. We cleaned up, ate our muffins, had our morning worship, devotions, and prayers....then we were on the road again. As you can see from the pictures, the children are happy and occupied! And that makes everyone traveling HAPPY:-)

The weather has been a mix of sleet, snow, and fog! The fog made for slow driving, then later we hit a section of interstate that only 1 lane was open. When driving in that area we saw 3 cars got the road, then a few more miles up there was a 3 car accident. So "careful" our word for the day...we truly have felt the Lord's hand upon us as the miles pass! We are ever so thankful for His protection.

We are approaching the border crossing soon ...and as always praying it goes fast and "smooth".

I hope each of you have had a wonderful Lord's Day.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

All in a day...

We woke at a Wal-Mart right outside Kansas City, Missouri ...

We saw many sites along the way, like the Arch in St. Louis ...

And at 11:12 PM we pulled into our driveway, we are home!!! Bringing to an end our vacation and a wonderful trip in which many memories were made. I'll share some pictures and stories ...after some real sleep "in my own bed"!

Praising our Heavenly Father for travel mercies and provisions!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

It's morning ...

This morning we woke to the sun streaming in the RV, we parked at a Wal-Mart right outside of Kansas City. Across the street was a treat....yummy, Panera hazelnut coffee:-)

Now we are making miles.....

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

On the road again...

After 3 very full wonderful days with our Canadian Cousins the Pauls, we are back in the RV heading south! We have several days to travel home, taking in family time and enjoying the sites of God's creation along the way.

Pictures of our time in Canada still to come.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

We are here.....

Yep, we are here in Canada, and we arrived safely! We are having a wonderful time with lots of fun, food, and the best part of all F-E-L-L-O-W-S-H-I-P!!!!! Our time here is short so no real time to blog, cause we have to soak all of this in before we head back home....which will be way to soon. But one must always be thankful for the time in which we are given, and we are just that thankful! Here is just a tiny glimpse of some fun.......

**My last post was missing pictures, sorry not sure what happened. I posted from my cell phone, I'll have to try re-post them when we get back in the states... no cell service here :)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Traveling North....

Yesterday after all the store chores were done, with a sign placed on the door....we are officially closed until January 30! We have sweet friends caring for our home, chickens, dog, and bunnies. Once all the little details were complete we loaded into the RV...which we had packed over the course of a week and we were off to Canada! Yep, we are heading up to see what we call our Canadian Cousins, The Pauls Family! We are all very excited this is the first time we have seen them in 15 months! That's the longest we have gone without visiting with them since the time in which the Lord orchestrated our friendship /meeting.

So as crazy as it may seem to be heading "North" in frigid weather in the middle of winter ...the fellowship is worth it! Tonight we rest our heads in a RV park in Sioux Falls, for the first night of real sleep sense we left. We are thankful for our travel thus far and feel so blessed to be able to travel with all our children.

Composed from my cell phone, please excuse any typos ;-)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Ruth Ella turned 2!

Memories Monday

September 9, 2011

"Ruth Ella" Katherine turned 2

Which means I'm wayyyy behind on blogging her birthday. So, I thought today would be a good day to post it, plus in a few short weeks the birthdays for 2012 will begin. On to the party....

Monkeys was the theme.....

Ruth Ella loves monkeys.....

This little monkey since her birthday has become her buddy, and her sleeping partner....

Since Ruth Ella was tiny she could imitate the monkey chatter, so funny!

She was excited!!!! And in her quirky smile phase ;)

For the cake we opted for something a little different...a rice crispy treat cake, it was a BIG hit!

The monkey girl throne....

On the birthday menu

*Homemade Pizza...Ruth Ella's favorite food
*Toss Salad
*Candy Balls...A.K.A Grapes ;)

Not sure Ruth Ella is a monkey or a clown?!?

September has come and gone Ruth Ella is now 2 years and 4 months old. She is a chatter box and talks our ears off. We often refer to her as "the little old lady", because she doesn't just talk she carries on adult type conversations. She also reprimands her brothers for wrong doings...not that they listen to her:) She is a joy in our life and we are so very thankful to have her as part of our family!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

And the Angels are rejoicing!!!

As is the Munck Family.....for today was a day extra special day! Today Amanda and William made their profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ public and were baptized! What a glorious day it was....All heaven and earth rejoices!!!!

Salvation, the sweetest thing I know!

Buried with Christ in baptism, raised to walk in newness of life!!!!
And all God's people said "AMEN"!

And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
1John 4:14-15

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Scenes from Christmas

Joy isn't just something to have at Christmas
but can be attained throughout the year,
by remembering this....




and then


"These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you,
and that your joy may be full."
John 15:11