We enjoyed ourselves even though we were facing 100+ degrees of Texas heat.
Establishing multiple streams of income is the best way we've been able to stay afloat.
How we make it work in such a small space
How I lost 10 dress sizes naturally! No gym required!.
We are all learning every day and with the world being our classroom, there are NO limits.
Mar 2, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
Feb 23, 2014
I wanted to be sure that when we chose a state to obtain a domicile we had more pro's than con's for that particular state.
Drum roll please!...............We chose Texas! Yes ladies and gentlemen we are officially TEXANS! We had a overwhelming list of why we should chose this state. Here are a few of our reasons:
- Our family lives in Texas so we would be visiting at least once a year.
- (Mommy's favorite) The homeschool laws are very relaxed and allows our unschooling life to continue without any interruption. Submitting annual documentation isn't required in Texas
- Taxes aren't required.
- Obtaining residency was pretty smooth and hassle free
- We are already familiar with this state since this is the state we started our travels in.
Feb 17, 2014
Okay, so what you need is:
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of peanut butter (your choice to what type but I chose creamy)
Feb 16, 2014
So here's the post I promised! Our toad trip from Colorado to Texas was a LONG one this time. It usually takes us about 9 hours or so to get from the Colorado Springs area to the DFW area. However, this time it took us about 15-16 hours to get through. Partly because we had to drive extremely slow due to the ice and the snow. When we first started driving this is what we were headed up against.....
As you already know we finally reached our destination and I will be the first to say I'd never been so happy to see Dallas! We've been enjoying the town, visiting family and friends and preparing to purchase our new rig. There's a big RV Show on Thursday at the Dallas Market Hall that we might attend. If you are going to be in the area why don't you stop by and say hello! :-)
Until Next Time,
Feb 14, 2014
I know it's been a while since I've written so I'll give you a quick update! We were in Colorado when we saw the perfect rig for us in Texas. Since we were making Texas our domicile, we felt that we were making the right decision to go ahead and leave before the terrible winter storm so we would arrive safely. Well, to much of our surprise we saw A LOT of accidents and terrible weather along our route through Colorado, passed New Mexico and into the plains of Texas.
We were blessed to have arrived safe and sound in Texas after 2 freeway shut-downs and 4 hours passed our prospected arrival time. There were absolutely no complaints from either of us.
Since arriving in Texas we have been doing side gigs and looking at RV's and RV parks. We took a look at the one we originally had in mind...let's just say that one wasn't for us. I was just about to get discouraged when my husband announced that they are having yet another RV show in Dallas next week! Yay! Remember the RV show we went to last year!? We had a blast. So, we are going to wait another week before we buy our new "cottage on wheels." Please pray for us as we continue the journey of searching for our new "home on wheels."
I'll be posting pictures and videos shortly. Maybe hubby will get me a iphone for our Anniversary! *wink*
Until next time,
Feb 6, 2014
I've been asked several times how we are able to fund our travels and support our everyday living. This is not a tough question to answer at all. Most of the time people ask me this, they are awaiting for some type of magical answer. When they finally get my answer, they are no longer interested and begin to explain to me all the reasons why they "can't" and "aren't willing" to do what we do.
You have to understand that everyone has different priorities, Traveling full time is one of our top priorities so we do what we feel is necessary to remain on the road. We don't have the desire to buy the latest fashions, eat out everyday or buy the latest RV gadgets. Buying all that extra stuff defeats the purpose and will only hinder us from being successful full timers.
We didn't get to where we are now over night. Johnny and I had to get on one accord and write down what was important to us. Traveling full time was only a dream to other people that we knew but it would soon be our reality. In order for us to have a simpler transition, we had several things to do first. We needed to:
- Downsize-that meant selling almost everything
- Establish multiple streams of income that we would replace our regular 9-5's
- Choose a domicile for a home base
- Figure out how we would keep in touch and receive our mail
- Familiarize ourselves with the full time lifestyle
- Discuss full time living with the children and be open to any questions
- Visit RV shows and dealerships to get the feel for what rig was best for us
- Plan our traveling route accordingly
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Nike send shoe to be tested.
L'Oreal will send out skin products, hair products and make up/nail polish.
BzzAgent holds campaigns for free products quite frequently.
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Jan 27, 2014
Have you ever had these natural-tasting cereals?
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Jan 11, 2014
From the birth of my children I always had been pro-vaccine. I mean, I too was vaccinated when I was growing up. In Germany, the shots I was given were a little different but I always knew I would vaccinate my children. My daughter was born first and once she was born, she was immediately given shots. It only came natural for me to be relaxed about the shots when my twin boys were born. With that being said I was comfortable about them until one of my twins caught meningitis! According the doctors, my son contracted the meningitis virus from the day care center that my children were attending. That was the very first time that I had been exposed to something so deadly......and I was looking at it straight in the face. The virus had gone all across my 9 month old sons body and it was rapidly taking control over his body. My son wasn't able to move his neck and his head had begun to swell to the point that it looked like 5 basketballs put together.
The doctors ran several test back and forth while also pulling his previous medical records. They pressed the issue that I needed to give consent to a spinal tap for him. I was informed that they would do the best they could but the spinal tap could paralyze him at his age. Needing to make a decision, and the right one...FAST...I agreed. The doctors then told me that at the rate things were going, more than likely he wouldn't make it and would passing away shortly.
As a young mother, this was a very scary moment and very hard for me to understand. All I could do is pray, cry and ask the doctors to inform me on as much information as they were willing to tell me. I constantly asked any nurse and doctor that I could see to explain to me why and how this could happen since my son was protected from receiving the meningitis vaccine. I can tell you that not one single person had an answer for me!
I called any and everyone that I knew and begin asking for people's prayers. I was a young single mother in the hospital alone, with three children and wanted to be sure that we all stayed together and continue praying for my sons recovery.
Each day was harder and harder for me but I continued to trust in God and ask that he would protect my son. About a week later I still wasn't noticing any difference in his status, but a doctor and about 30 medical students came into his room. I figured this was because the results were going to be read to me that morning and they need extra staff so I could have a support system. One of the medical students asked if I could please take a seat. I did so. She revealed to me that my son's test from the night before showed that the meningitis had removed itself from his body and that he had made a 100% recovery! They were all shocked, smiling and amazed and stated that they would be writing a book on my son since they had NEVER seen a case this extreme with this turn around.
I am very grateful for the medical staff but I give all the glory to GOD! He blessed my son with his health and taught me to rely on him when I can not rely on MAN! Today my son is a bright, healthy little boy! Please, please, please understand that this is my personal testimony on just one of the ways that God has been so good to my family!
So, now that you know a little history, here are my reasons why I have converted to the other side and I will never again vaccinate any of my children.
- I don't trust the vaccines.
- My children are homeschooled
- Even if I choose to vaccinate my children, they can contract the disease anyway
- The ingredients in the vaccines are TOXIC!
Oh my, this is a whole new topic in itself but some of the contents that parents are allowing in their childrens bodies are formaldehyde, aluminum (that causes cancer), mercury and aborted baby. That's just to name a few! Click here to read more ingredients.
Parents should really speak up for their children and educate themselves more on this topic! Here's a few resources that I found quite helpful.
- 17 Examples Of Admitted Vaccine Failure (I'm positive there's more than 17 out there)
I also highly recommend that you watch the PBS documentary called The Vaccine War.