Friday, January 06, 2012

Oh my! I had no idea I was so behind on blogging. o_O

Life has been VERY busy.

We arrived home in November. That was awesome! It was a really wonderful trip but it was fun getting home!

Seth had a birthday in December so we celebrated with the usual ICE CREAM from the amazing 600 lb Sani-serve ice cream making contraption that resides in our kitchen. [ New blog readers alert: that's one of dad's good deal craigslist finds. He can smell a sweet deal a mile away. ]

The man obviously has good taste since he ordered cheese cake for the occasion. Mom made one New York style and one regular. Delectable!

We had a grand adventure one night which I think I should mention here. We were all loaded and on the way to a singing engagement. It was cold, cold, cold that night. We traveled 5 miles or so but the bus had NO power and was smoking. Hm. This is not good we thought. After pulling over the engine on cue dies. We finally got the bus started, turned around (no small feat including flashlights, and the engine dying again in the MIDDLE of the traffic lanes!) and heading in the direction of home. Dad carefully went at very low speeds and as we approached the lights of town, I think we were all glad to be so close to home and still MOVING. As we crested the hill to the turn to our house we had no more energy left. No joke we can SEE our driveway but we can't move the bus.

The church directly across the street was having an event that night and here we were plopped in the middle of street unable to move forward or backward. It was quite a sight. We pulled out the heavy guns (Peter's 4WD truck) to attempt to push/pull the bus off to the driveway area. That started to work but we realize the turn was too tight coming from the angle we were. It was a pickle. So, after some thought we decided to push the bus back and park it in the off street parking.

Eventually after the weekend we had Dear Bus moved to the location of our other bus and swapped out engines. It sounds so easy to "swap" out an engine but, eh, the guys had a few really GREASY and cold days while "swapping." Three cheers for the men!!

We are so very thankful for the Lord's blessing of it breaking down when it did. Just returning from a many mile trip it could have broken down anywhere far from home. Praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow!

Our album is in the final stages of production. We just finished listening to the master cd. SO excited to have that on the home stretch. Here's a preview to some of the front cover....

The alum should be availble on-line tomorrow. I'll post a link. :)

God bless you all and looking forward to seeing some of you on our winter tour!


Blogger Karissa Noelle said...

That is AWESOME that your new cd is out, and I can't wait to download it, and listen to all the songs! Hope you are all doing well!

Have a wonderful day!

In His Arms, Karissa││Romans 12

1/07/2012 8:40 PM  

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