Category: Venture

Destinations we love and postcards from our travels…

  • In real life conversations I’m having trouble convincing people that I really am excited to live in a bus in an Alabama trailer park for the summer. (In contrast, you, my dear readers, all seem ready to hop on the bus with me! Thanks for your enthusiastic comments!) So, I analyzed it (‘cause I’m analytical…

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  • “No need to vacation in Alabama!” Was the newswoman’s cheerful commentary on the heat wave we enjoyed in Upstate New York this week. Little did she know how ironic her comment was to me. ‘Cause I’m moving to Alabama for the summer. This month my in-laws will close on a mobile home park in Alabama.…

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  • Tomorrow we are going to the library because one of my most favorite people in the whole world is going to be there, reading aloud from some of our most favorite books in the whole world–books she writes and illustrates herself. Recorded on half an envelope from 1987 in my mother’s agile script is one…

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  • In which we enjoy our spring bike rides…with a side of milk

    I did a crazy thing the other day. We were just getting the bikes hooked up for a family bike ride, when I remembered we were out of milk. I looked at the clock–there wouldn’t be time to fetch it before a ride, nor after. We would have to do both simultaneously. Jeremy gave me…

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  • A Dinosaur and “Pat”

    Today he read his first solo word, “Pat”. With a single glance, he belted it out. A channel has opened and the water will never run the old route again. I wanted him to remember this moment as I fondly remember the day I read my first word, so I squealed and cheered until my…

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  • Letters From Home, Volume 2

    We’ve had a lovely fall. So many sunnier, warmer-than-it-should be days to treasure before Winter really sets in. This was one of those days. A free afternoon. With Daddy! What shall we do? How about explore a 6 story tree house that’s just down the road a ways?Yeah, that sounds like fun. Seeing as we…

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  • Thrill Therapy

    There is something therapeutic about riding a Roller Coaster. As a mom, I have so much responsibility. Three small children, managing a house, cooking 3 meals a day, being a wife, running a business – so much depends on keeping it all together. Some days I feel like the Elephant in “Horton Hears a ‘Who’”…

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  • I do apologize for how long it took me to get a video up for all of you interested in our Family Bus. If you knew the technical difficulties I overcame to post this, you would applaud. I’m listening…there – I heard you. Thank you very much. The Bus was originally a charter bus with…

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  • On Top Of the World

      Six Years ago today, Jeremy and I tied the knot…   (no, I did not scrape my name into the seat of the ferris wheel with my diamond – I just found my name and posed next to it!)   These photos of our family riding a ferris wheel last month aptly describe how…

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  • Of Pancake Zoos and Native Accomidations

     Our road trip last month was another chance to relive some fond memories and experiences from the homestead. Considering the bus’ difficulty keeping us cool at times, we cooked outside as much as possible. Thankfully, I don’t mind cooking over an open fire. Apparently, neither does my father-in-law.  His specialty is shaped pancakes, which thrills…

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  • I recently had to find a new source for raw milk after realizing that the cows my milk was from were not grass fed. Yes, I’d been getting my milk at this farm for 2 years and it only just occurred to me this summer that the cows were always in the barn when I…

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  • There and Back Again: Highlights of our Summer Road Trip

    Nearly ever summer we join my husband’s family on a road trip. Usually the destination centers around a conference we are attending or that my father-in-law is speaking at (he speaks at homeschool and family conferences). This year we were attending a conference in Dallas for a company we are working with. We decided to…

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  • Hello, friends! Sorry I deserted you for so long. I had high hopes and definite plans for at least a farewell post, if not a special series the Lord’s put on my heart to share on this blog before leaving on vacation…but…getting ready for a 2 week road trip while fighting a headcold, then finding…

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  • Homemade Bisquick and Other Camping Food

    (I apologize if this post shows up in your feed twice – I had some post scheduling issues, but we’re all set now. Do you subscribe to All That Is Good via email or an RSS feed like Google Reader? It’s a great way to make sure you don’t miss content from your favorite blogs.…

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  • Go jump in a lake!

     If it seems a bit quiet on the blog, it’s ’cause we’re out on the lake and you can’t hear us yelling from where you are!We’ve gone into summertime mode – making the most out of the few weeks out of the year that the lakes are actually warm enough to swim in – Whoop!…

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  • Highlights of Creation Fest

    I’m trying, people – I’m really trying. To get caught up on all I have planned and promised to blog about this summer. Thing is, I’m still on our tiny little laptop and I really work better from the desktop. Good news is, my husband got a new, um, something (cottage, tipi – tower?) and…

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