Monday, January 18, 2010

Real Life.......

with 7 on the road + a dog....






If we only had room for a camera crew...


this would make some great reality tv!






I thought I'd post some pictures of everyday life on the road......

Welcome aboard....watch where you step the kids have made tents.


We have been in some pretty cold weather...
but it doesn't seem to bother the kids. So I let them get out and help dad:)





There is so much to see out our windows....such a beautiful country.
So many different ways of life.
We drive though all kinds of different towns.....some sad:(
While in Baltimore there was so many homeless people. (They have the highest foreclosure rate)
And it's dropping into single digits at night. We will be doing a beanie and blanket drive at church to help them out.


We only watch tv when we are parked (if we are not out on an adventure) We have no video games on board. So it's books, educational dvd's or audio books. Because remember kids, we are in school.



hide and seek....



Sometimes Mommy wishes she could crawl up in there and hide.




we blog and email family and friends....






Daddy is always on call....
When it's a business call we all have to be quiet.



We write our daily verses up...
and pray daily as a family for God's guidance and protection.




we do laundry on board.....




but once a week we do the big stuff like blankets at a laundry mat in town.


We make our meals together...






even homemade apple pie



When we are on bumpy roads......we buckle up!
so we have no more trips to the ER!
(oh, and we always have bedhead!)


After being on the road 2 months...
Mommy finally got the courage to get behind the wheel (of this 38ft +towing a car)


She even gave the hand signal to honk at the other truckers!





10 comments:

HAPPYHANERHOME said...

Wow! That is an encouraging, exciting, wonderful life you are enhjoying! I found your blog through Too Many Kids in the Bathtub and I will be returning often to follow your journey! Blessings!

kristina16marie said...

love the pics! i even saw your pampered chef deep covered baker! do you need more recipes?

Braley Mama said...

Nice truckin'!
The pic of ya'll eating, looks like my house,lol!

Sara said...

It sounds like so much fun... I am one of the crazy that would just love all of that... not that you all are crazy:) Praying for the Lord to continue to bless your trip and protect you all.
Sara

Laurel said...

Love it! Fun to see the day-to-day "stuff".

Way to go ... drive that rig. I drive a 20' van pulling a 20' trailer. And, my last road trip (in Sept. / Oct. ) was 7,300 miles without a 2nd driver.

Hugs!

mama of many

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

I get so excited when I see posts from you. :) Be safe and God bless.

blessedmomto8 said...

VERY COOL! FUN TIMES!

Jen said...

Love that post! And if you had a camera crew with you guys that would be so awesome!

Shannon said...

Love this inside look. I have been wondering where you keep your schooling stuff and how you do it all. Thanks to you we just "reinforced" what we are learning today by reading your last post. Savannah thinks you all are the coolest thing ever now! Funny thing... at lunch I thought of you and your Amish post when Savannah told me she wanted to live a life with horses for transportation and no cars. She honestly said she would rather live that way... but she still wants her DS, etc. Hmm... can't have it all. Really, she could live without her DS (she only plays once every two weeks). Kids really do prefer simplicity, I think... I think they get tired of all the craziness more than we do. All they really need is Momma and Daddy... like what you all are doing! ;)

carlisle clan conversation... said...

Fun, thanks for sharing the day to day & pics from the rig! And you go girl, I would never have the courage to drive something that big!