Road Trip Tradition

Now that we have a pop-up, we just might do more traveling.The family that we bought it from used to attend Ridgeline and they are friends of the Chadwicks.As a family, they put state stickers on the side of the pop-up for every state in which they set up the pop-up and slept for a […]

Making Memories

We set up the pop-up for the first time on this trip near Steamboat. It was dark when we arrived and crazy windy.  But the view in the morning was awesome! Then, we headed for Wyoming. We wanted to camp in Jackson, but spots were almost as expensive as a hotel. So, we camped south […]

YWAM Montana

I love going to Montana.I have such sweet memories of my time there.God met me in a powerful way during my SBS.It’s a thin place, a place where the Spirit of God rests. This year, they are celebrating their 30th Anniversary.I couldn’t imagine not being there.I was there for the 10th in 1995, as I […]

Road Trip

Amidst much work … and weddings … and remodeling … and school starting soon …this family decided to head to the northwest.Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska.Shawnie will join us for part of the trip. The main reason for the trip is to attend YWAM MT 30th anniversary.We also get to see Mary Bissell, the […]

Newkirk Headaches

Our move to Evergreen has been such a gift.We love the house, the property, and the business.There is so much potential and I know our family will thrive here for years to come. BUT there’s been one big damper.The Newkirks. Christina, the younger sister, and the estate manager was great to work with through closing.She […]


The long awaited trip to Elitches finally came.We were unable to go on the homeschool day… and grateful, as it was cold and wet. Then, it was a challenge to make it affordable.Finally, we figured out that if we buy a season pass, we get 2 free tickets.Noel and Calvin Davidson came with us.The weather […]

Wedding Season

Wedding season is in full swing.We bought the business with 32 weddings on the calendar.Two of the weekends this year have four weddings.It’s a lot.The learning curve is high.Some brides are great.Some are not.But even more so, it’s the MOBs that can make or break an event. The most challenging thing that has happened so […]

Working Relationships

Moving to Evergreen has been such a gift.It’s incredibly beautiful.We have a super nice house.The kids absolutely love it.The business is fun – and has the potential to be very successful. With it has come the fine balance of learning to work with family… both my husband … and my parents … and my sister.It […]