|We had the opportunity to spend some time at |
a lovely place in MI called The Shack.
|The golf cart was a hit. :)|
|Lina & Charlie headed up the drink department.|
|The Shack's World Famous Banana Splits have been served every night at 8:30 pm for 38 years.|
|These energetic fellows tested the paddle boats!|
|We were given a lovely rustic cabin for our week there. |
Here's Crosby keeping yummy things happening on the home front!
|After seeing our 10th snake, Christian took dominion. He was planning to make snake stew.|
|Instead he skinned it and laid it out to dry.|
|Crockett on the roof drying his snake skins. |
Note the ladder removal by a nameless brother!!
|Sometimes we just need a lot of miracles. Here we had a week of laundry for 11 busy people and a whole week of shipping to catch up on and LOOK at this!! |
Post office on one end... laundry mat on the other.
GOD IS GOOD!
|School. Always! :)|
|Seems we're always in search of quiet times and spaces to read or study in!|
|Grateful for lots of hands on home education?!|
|Charlie spent a day in the shop with a friend in Ohio. |
Fine tuning those mechanic skills...which are clearly needed in our bus!!
|Sweet friends took a lunch break with Charlie and Daddy.|
|A gigantic wood chip pile is just too much fun for 9 boys. :) |
A rather large battle followed this civilized (hmmm?) moment.
|Carolina playing the "Bach Double" with these fun sisters!|
|15 hours later: Heading out the door blessed and refreshed by our time with this happy clan!|
| Coordinating the different time zones for Daddy's radio interviews can be comical. |
We often wake up and check the GPS just to figure out what state we're in.
Here's Daddy on a day he had three of them...all in different zones!
|Charlie is great talking with anyone and has a special connection with truckers.|
|Stopped at the Creation Museum (one of our favorite places!) on our way through Kentucky.|
We were given a year long pass there so we try to steer the bus that way whenever we can.
|Once upon a time Daddy thought it would be wonderful to raise alpacas! He ended up doing restaurants instead, but always has fun when he gets to hang out with one. :)|
|Sometimes we end up having odd little lunches like this. :) Think brain food!|
|Oh wow. This is what we call being in a pickle?|
BUT....there is usually a way out of these ridiculous situations.
|Sometime you just have to pull. Hard!!|
|Speaking on "The AGENDA in America" in Kentucky.|
|This is generally Crockett's status at AGENDA events. The rest of us don't mind a bit. |
Except when they start asking for his autograph. :)
|Pizza in the church parking lot before an event in Berea, KY.|
|Moral of the story? Don't send Carolina into Costco by herself or you'll be living on greens. Ha. |
It normally goes better than this for the Bowers men. :)
| Every big family needs about 8 or 10 washers and dryers. |
We have ours sprinkled across the country. :)
|Charlie helping us out of a parking crisis. Extra thankful for his humor at moments like these. :)|
|Quick stop in TN to reload the trailer and clean out our storage spaces.|
|Oh, the cuteness of it all!|
|Quick evening visit with our dear friends. Crock was thrilled |
to see his honorary puppy Spots.
|Trey & Carver fixing the truck. It seems the Bowers need a mechanic in every state!|
|Making "Everything Free" cheesecake bars for Butter's 7th Birthday.|
Yummy, yummy and so marvelous that we had them for breakfast!
|Made from cashews! Really, Cass. You get the points for this one!!|
|You know you're near Mayberry when you see this. :)|
|Waving down the original squad car.|
|Daddy was having a meeting in town so the rest of us took a tour and power walk!|
|"2 Cute for Burgers"? Only some of our family agrees.|
|Lina is such an inspiration in sharing the gospel faithfully!|
|Very few people will appreciate this as much as the Bowers children. :)|
|Jam session with the Mayberry fellas.|
|We figured out the littles may have never been in a candy store before! |
We caved and tried the maple fudge and dark chocolate cashews.
|People cannot believe that Daddy is the bus driver who also gives all the speeches!|
We have one answer: The Lord blessed him with ADD and this is about his speed. :)