And Now We are Settled!!

Bet you thought you would never see those words
on my blog 
But its’s true
at least for right now.
Hopefully in about a month we will move over to the 
RV sites that are being built which
are across from the Admin Building, the Guard Shack
and the main entrance to GUMI.
Back to  where we are now….
…After a run to the store to buy
cat & dog food, some groceries
and a couple of things to level the rig
this is what we did,
well what Ron did
…you see our levelers won’t go down,
so we have to try the next thing
and then we check the level
Ooops…well that didn’t work.
And so Ron got out two hydraulic jacks
and put one in the back
and one in the front
and now we are level,
well as close to level as we are going to get today
and today that is good enough!
After Ron got us level
he put our awning out and secured it.
Because we are on dirt,
we wanted to make an area 
that is covered so we don’t have to stand in the rain
going in/out of the rig.
We are going to get an area rug
for outside so that we can put a tote outside
with our shoes and slippers in it 
along with our lawn chairs 
so we won’t be dragging lots of dirt (or mud)
into the rig.
(I will get outside pictures tomorrow)
After getting that all done, Ron headed off to feed the cows, 
get water for the animals
and feed the kittens and Winnie (the dog)
While Ron was busy with the outside stuff
I worked on the inside
sorry about the sun coming in the windows
but you get the idea
since we don’t have satellite or cable out here
there is no need to put the TV down
so it works real nice to put the fireplace up on the dog house.
See that plant in the bottom left corner of this picture
I have since moved it into the corner behind the bears
…going to see how it does in that corner.
Moved it because it was awkward to get around the kitchen.
The blue light/ring is our new clock,
it glows in the dark and makes a great night light.
I did move the printer off the passenger seat and set it up
in the living room where it is easier  to access it.
I did put my bamboo plant in the corner behind the
printer and in front of the window.  
It is leaning a bit so I need to figure out how to 
make it stand straight.
Ron says he will make me a board to go across the dresser
that holds my craft stuff for the printer and bamboo
to sit on and be level.  
We don’t use the table that comes from the wall
as it takes up way too much room so I now use a 
TV tray as a table for my laptop.
Here is the plant behind the bears…
not sure if it is going to work or not.
Another view of the passenger seat with the babies,
I now have three!!
The kitchen sink area…needed to wash up the dishes from dinner 
but you can see how close the cabin is to the rig out 
that window.  
Thankfully the cabin is just sitting there and not being used
right now.  
This is looking from the living room
down to the bedroom.
I put my Christmas cactus on top of the toaster oven.
You can’t see it very well but on the counter to the right 
of the toaster oven is our salt lamp
…it makes a beautiful night light.
And yes, there is still a strand of Christmas lights 
up in the kitchen area,
they make a nice night light too.
And once again,
our bed is ready for us.
We had to move it back onto the 
base as it kind of slipped last night 
with the tilt we had.
This is opposite the bed.
I used the little contact stick ’ems to hang my
bracelets…it works pretty well.
The bathroom
is finally getting organized.
Close up of my earring holder that Ron made me.
It is a sheet of plastic canvas between two boards
and then screwed to the wall.
Works great!!!
Hope you enjoyed this little tour of our home on wheels.
It feels great to be settled once again!
And as they say…
for tonight…will write more tomorrow.

We Finally Arrived at

Woke this morning to beautiful sunshine
and cold weather…like 16′ outside.
And we readied the motor home 
inside and out, did two loads of clothes,
Posted this on Facebook about  10:30 this morning:  
Feeling a bit anxious while doing the final stuff to get on the road
..laundry, stowing etc…and so I opened my devotional and this is what it had to say:
Prayer is the mortar that holds our house together.
There had never been such a day before, there has never been another since, 
when the Lord stopped the sun and moon ~ 
all because of the prayer of one man! Joshua 10:14
So I ask in Jesus name…
calm my anxiety, give me peace as I do the things I need to do 
and trust in You to bring all things good to the glory of your name. Amen.
and then I gathered my plants from the office at BVC
and then got ready to head out.
Gave thanks that the motor home started right up
the motor home wouldn’t go,
nope, wasn’t moving an inch,
Ron and I chatted..asking now what??
I said “I Quit!
and got in the Explorer
(remember it was below freezing out there)
and opened my hands and said 
“Lord, I take my hands off of it”
yes I shouldn’t have said I quit
but one can only handle so much frustration.
And while I was sitting there,
Ron started moving in the motor home.
I started crying and said “thank you Jesus”
and followed him.
Called him on the phone when he got to the exit
and said Stop…you are dragging something.
I got out and checked, the cord to plug in the lights to 
our tow vehicle was dragging on the ground.
I wrapped it around the tow bar
and off we went!!!
We both realized the transmission fluid had to warm up to 
get moving so the motor home would move…duh!
Left the campground at 11:08 this morning
and pulled into the driveway at
at 12:43…had to drive a bit
slower as the motor home does not like hills,
never has and probably never will.
This is where we want to back the motor home in…
the building is our little A-frame barn.
This is the first stop of the motor home,
not good,   Ron pulled in and then started backing up
but with muddy, soft ground 
things did not go well.
So we did what any American couple 
would do, we jumped in our Explorer
and drove into Cedar Creek (4 miles)
and ate pizza for lunch
and got to chat with some new friends,
bought some transmission fluid
because Ron thought it might be low 
and maybe that was why it would not go into reverse.
We came back to GUMI
ran the rig, added transmission fluid
voila, it started to move
right next to the tractor
jump the tractor to get it out of the way
so thankful for the sunshine!
Okie dokie – got the tractor moved, 
the jeep moved 
and the truck out of the way.
and immediately got stuck
so we put down some boards,
got said motor home on the boards
and stuck again
so out comes the trusty truck
(Thank you Tim for having it here 🙂 )
and if you look real close 
out the side window you can see how close the truck got to the cabin
and yes, I Ali, was driving the truck forward and
pulling the motor home
up closer to where it needed to be.
Doesn’t that look fun…NOT!
And then we got it in place,
well at least for the night.
Ron drove the truck out
and I opened the door to the motor home
well things look like they survived the ride 
from Branson to Cedar Creek
Well not everything….
my side of the bed
and Ron’s side of the bed
And remember how close we were to the corner of the cabin
not any more !!!
And Ron got the steps out and in place
And I got the coffee maker ready to go,
doesn’t my Christmas cactus look nice…
just have to find the right spot for it,
here we can’t open the k-cup drawer
And just putting a few things out
my plant from the ladies at Forever Friends on the corner
and my bamboo from Sherry & Curt Sevage
(it has to move too because I can’t get the plates out of the cupboard 😦 )
And that folks is how far we got today
We are at GUMI
thank you all for your prayers and ecnouragement
as we worked our way
and made our way out here.
Tomorrow the plan is to move the motor home
over about 4′ and back about 5′
and get her level!!!
And then the real work will begin
…fixing the cows fence
and planning
and building 
and getting 
ready for our grand opening 
Memorial Day Weekend.
Stay tuned!!
for our journey we call
And remember
there is never a dull moment when we are around!!!

A New Day, A New Week

Well we made it through the weekend, 
faced some surprises
but through it all
we keep smiling and trusting God.
And He hasn’t failed us yet.
January 10th Devotion
Trials are not enemies of faith but are
opportunities to prove God’s faithfulness.
Trust the Lord and sincerely worship him;
think of all the tremendous things he has done for you.  I Sam 12:24
January 11th Devotion
I find that doing the will of God leaves me no time
for disputing about His plans.
I am so thankful for the encouragement that
God has sent my way over the past week…
…it amazes me every day how He meets me right where I am.
Today was no different.
Our plan included Ron heading out to GUMI
to feed the animals early this morning but the weather
was super cold and icy roads were being talked about on the news.
Ron woke me up about 7:45 to say he wasn’t going out 
till after the mechanic came at noon.
Guess what, Nick, the mechanic called and said he would be here about 9:30
…good thing Ron wasn’t out at GUMI
Being Monday it was time for 
So off I went to pick up Norma
and head to Golden Corral.
We were a small group again,
just 5 of us,
but what a great time we had
sharing about the Lord working in our lives,
sharing prayer requests,
encouraging one another
and most importantly praying for each other.
When I got back to the rig
Nick was gone,
the motor home is fixed
and yet Ron was a bit concerned…
the amount of money to fix the motor home
was more than what we had on hand.
I said “It’s okay.”
and I handed him a check that was given to me
and it was just what we needed to cover the 
unexpected cost of a part for the motor home…
thank you sweet friend
for blessing us unexpectedly
and so wonderfully.
And with a smile on his face,
Ron headed to the bank and GUMI.
And my devotion for today ~
Timely good deeds are nicer than afterthoughts.
The smallest good deed is better than the  intention
You are probably 
wondering what are plans are now…
well tonight we hope to get a good nights sleep
in the morning,
empty the tanks,
fill the holding tank,
pull up our jacks
and head out to 
in Cedar Creek, MO
Thanks for following along on our
…stay tuned to see what happens next!!

Watching the Seahawks, Trying to find my Web Camera and plodding along

It’s time for some
We are sitting in the Activity Room
watching the football game.
Sure hope this games turns out better than the
maybe next year Ravens!!!
And trying to Skype with our son Brandon and his family
but something happened to my 
WEB Camera 
on my laptop.
Who knows what happened to it???
I think I will need to call my computer guy, Larry,
next week to see if he can find it.  
I miss not being able to Skype with
my grands!!!
the motor home you ask,
Well yesterday, Friday, Ron talked to Nicholas,
the Mobile RV guy,
he was going to be here today,
Saturday, about noon.
but this morning
Ron got a call…
Nicholas was having issues with his heater
so he is now coming on 
Monday, January 12th
and should be here about noon.
And so we continue 
moving one foot in front of the other,
not moving the wheels on the bus motor home
but being reminded by God as I shared this morning on Facebook
And a new day is off and running…not going as we planned but going just as the Lord has it all figured out. This was the little devotional for this morning: Trials are not enemies of faith but are opportunities to prove God’s faithfulness. And the prayer was 
“Trust the Lord and sincerely worship Him; think of all the tremendous things he has done for you.’ 1 Samuel 12:24 TLB

This was great for me, as many of you know we are trying to move out to GUMI CAMP USA where are new adventure is waiting for us…but alas this past week has been one thing after another and even today…got a call from the mechanic saying he was having heat issues of his own so would not be able to be out here till Monday to work on the thermostat ~ we think that is the final issue…but who knows. As I have been saying over and over…Our God is an AWESOME God and meets us right where we are!!! Blessings to each of you today as you face opportunities to praise our wonderful Lord.
and you know what
it has been a great day
I was able to get all the Taxes done for BVC,
now just need to meet with the accountant 
and then we can send those off.
Went grocery shopping and got some good deals.
Had dinner out thanks to Jason & Liz who gave us a gift card to Chili’s
and an evening watching football with my sweetie
and talking with Brandon & Danalyn
and the little boys.
It was great to hear of his promotion
and the offer to go to some training’s on their $$,
to hear how the Lord made it possible for them to get another car
and hear about their 
for the future…excited to hear excitement in their voices.

And through it all
feeling such peace and calmness 
in my heart and my life.

Tomorrow is a new day
and I am excited to see
how it goes…
…always remembering
God is Good All the Time…All the Time God is Good!!!


I Peter 5:7

Dear Lord
Your WORD tells us to cast all of our anxiety onto you,
that you are strong enough,
big enough 
and more than capable to handle all of stuff.
Lord, this morning I had a good time with you, 
I felt encouraged
and that You are in control
and that it is YOUR timing 
not mine
So Lord I am coming to you right now,
this very minute
11:25 a.m.
first I am asking for 
for both Ron and I…we are at a loss
regarding our motor home.
Ron has found out the thermostat is bad,
he is calling Bob, our mechanic, to see if he can fix it
and if not then he will call Rex.
Lord you know our financial situation
that we have spent what we had in savings to fix the 
two leaks, buy the antifreeze and
then fix the power issue in the motor home
as well as pay for propane so we could stay warm.
So Lord, I am asking you,
to please give us peace and calmness,
and somehow have the right person
be able to help fix the motor home
so we can get out to GUMI
where we believe you have opened doors for us
to serve You and others.
Now Lord, I am going to go back to working
on the reports for Branson View Campground
and doing laundry and continue
on with my day…and each time the Devil starts to
jump into my thoughts I am going to say
“Devil get outa here, God is in control and He will handle this.”

Boy it’s Early

I woke up at 3:09 this morning and laid in bed till 4:19
and decided if I was awake I might as well get up
and start my day.
I began with reading the devotional for today out of the 
I know I say it A LOT – but God always meets me right where I am.
This morning is no different
The theme for January is GRACE
Today’s scripture is found in 
Job 40:1-5
Job demonstrates restraint by putting his hand over his mouth ~
this is a reminder to me to stop looking for fault but to 
look for good things to say.
Yes, things need to be done correctly and mistakes will be made
and yes they need to be mentioned and corrected
but the words need to come out of my mouth in a pleasant tone
and not sharp or condescending.
Lord, help me to speak love not negativity,
help me to lift up and not tear down.  Amen.
I have been looking for a devotional/study book for this year
and I found one tucked away on my bookshelf, not sure when I bought it 
but I know I have carried it in the motor home for awhile.
There are 62 topics on spiritual discipline
and as I read through the first few pages of the introduction
I marked seven…
1.  Control the Tongue
2.  Humility
3.  Practicing the Presence
4.  Prayer of Recollection
5.  Self-care
6.  Slowing
7.  Unplugging
My first idea, you know I have to have a plan :), was to do one topic a week
but God reminded me I need to do things on His schedule not mine.
So I decided “Control the Tongue” went right along with the scripture from Job
and I sort of chuckled as I just know that God is looking at me and 
laughing…silly girl…my timing not hers.
As I continued reading in the introduction
was quoted…Jesus tells us to come to him, follow him,
walk and work with him and he will guide us.
I want to “keep company” with Jesus ~
in relationships if we want it to grow we keep company with that person,
spend time with each other, 
not rush through a cup of coffee but to drink it slowly
and share about our lives with each other…
…and that is where and how I need to be in relationship with Jesus…
…keep company with Him,
not rush but to savor my time with Him.
And so today I move slowly through the introduction,
not rushing
and the question is asked by Jesus
And He asks over and over in
Matthew 20:21
Mark 10: 36, 51
John 5:6
So instead of just racing through the book
I want to Keep Company with Jesus,
seeking what God wants me to focus on
and praying, reading and writing.
What do I want?? Jesus asks.
I want to be the princess of the king,
the best wife, mother and grandmother I can be, 
to be loving and kind, an encouragement to others,
to enjoy each moment of every day 
and not rush through things just to get them done,
just to check them off my To Do List (I love lists)
and I want to be an example of Christ’s love
with all I come into contact with.
And if Jesus thinks I need to get up at 3 a.m. every morning
to have uninterrupted, unrushed time with Him
then so be it.
My prayer today is for me to 
be present in the moment,
speak in love
and cast all my anxiety upon Him!!  1 Peter 5:7
Our plans for the day
~ Ron fix the air bubble in the coolant line
~ Ali work on taxes at Branson View Campground
~ Go out to GUMI to meet up with Tim & Angela
and maybe, move the motor home out there
and then tonight I am having dinner with some Forever Friends girlfriends
and play some Scrabble.
Ron will be fending for himself for dinner
so he will probably have something like this
 minus the lettuce & tomato
So my question to you today is 
What do you want?
And do you know what to do to get it??
Have a blessed day!
Talk to you soon.

Ouch…It Hurts to Hit the Ground!

First off, you might want to grab a cup of 
as this one is a long one!!!
But what can I say when God grabs a hold of me!!!
Sometimes things happen to bring me back to reality
but most importantly back to where I need to be…
And that is where I found myself this morning
after getting out of bed and stepping onto a soft, wet, squishy floor.
I walked out to the living room to tell Ron,
he so didn’t want to hear that
and the look on his face of defeat
made my heart cry.
After a few minutes we ended up sitting next to each other
at the foot of our bed.
Holding Hands.
Sitting in Silence.
Then I just started talking to God
about our frustrations,
we trust Him and know we are headed in the direction he wants us to go
but so many issues, obstacles, problems
just keep coming up.
We prayed together and
sat there in silence.
And then came up with a plan
1.  Strip the bed and move the mattress
2.  See if we could find the leak
3.  Realized we have frozen pipes
then realized we needed a square head screwdriver,
where are Ron’s – out at GUMI 
so I called Liz & Jason, think I woke them up,
yes they had one and Jason would bring it over.
4.  Ron and Jason found the leak, found where the pipe is frozen,
found the electrical issue (thanks for the leak as it led us to the power issue)
so now the heaters are running in the back of the rig
Jason went home while Ron goes out to GUMI to feed
and stop and get the parts to fix the electrical issue
and me….
Well I am where the Lord wants me right now,
being in His word, spending time with Him
and this morning this is what I found
…that I had not been in the Word for awhile,
yes I pray & listen to Christian music
but being in the word well that wasn’t happening.
And I started writing…
What kind of daughter ignores her Daddy,
yep, me a sinful daughter who gets so wrapped up
in her own life and only seeks out her Daddy 
in a crisis…Lord please forgive me one more time
for failing you. 
Yesterday as I was talking to You, I realized 
I want you to fix things, make things happen
and I realized our relationship cannot be one sided.
You are always there for me and me being a
happenstance..only coming to You when I am in need.
Yesterday on the drive out to GUMI Camp USA
you ministered to me with all the songs that played.  
And even right now, the song playing on Pandora, 
“Overcomer” by Mandisa is on.
Thank you Daddy God for loving me even when
I don’t deserve it…Oh Jesus I find myself crawling up on your lap
and saying Thank You for loving me the best way a Daddy could.
And then I turned to the back of my Bible and found the following scriptures
relating to “Discouraged”
as that is what I was feeling overwhelmingly this morning.
There is NO one like our God!  
Who is always available to help me!
And in His wonderful & powerful ways
He is always and eternally our refuge!!
And His everlasting & ever-reaching arms
Will thrust the enemy from around me
And will yell “Destroy”  (Ali’s paraphrase)
Does not God tell us to be strong & of good 
courage, do not be afraid or be dismayed
Because the Lord our God is with you
wherever you go.  (Ali’s paraphrase)
2 Samuel 22:2-4
David said to the Lord after he had delivered him from the hand of Saul.
“The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress & my Deliverer.  
The God who gives me strength, in whom I will trust,
My shield and my horn of salvation.
God is my stronghold and my refuge!
My Savior who keeps me from violence
I will call upon the Lord,
Who is worthy to be praised
So I shall be saved from my enemies.   (Ali’s paraphrase)
I would have lost heart unless I believed 
that I would see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
Wait on the Lord
Be of good courage
And He will strengthen your heart
Wait! I say on the Lord.   (Ali’s paraphrase)
Be of good courage
And He will strengthen your heart
All you who hope in the Lord.   (Ali’s paraphrase)
 Though I am facing struggles and troubles & issues
You God will revive me
You will stretch out Your hand
Against the wrath of my enemies
And Your right hand will save me.  (Ali’s paraphrase)
Fear not for I am with you.
Do not be dismayed for I am your God.
I will strengthen you.
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  (Ali’s paraphrase)
He shall see the labor of His soul and be satisfied
By His knowledge my righteous servant shall justify many
For He will bear my iniquities.
God sees all I do and is with me every step of the way
and is with me through it all.   (Ali’s paraphrase)
Praises that came to mind while I was reading the Lord’s word
~because of the new water leak Ron found out where the electrical problem was
~thankful that Jason came and helped last night and is here again this morning giving 
up his own time to help us when he didn’t have to
~thank you Lord for protecting us from no fires during the night due to the electrical short
Let us know – be aware of where we are
Let us purse God & His knowledge
He goes forth just like each morning begins a new
And He comes to us just as the rain falls like it has before and will do again.  (Ali’s paraphrase)
Just as God helps us so does the Holy Spirit help us in our weakness.
We may not know how to pray or the words to say
But the Holy Spirit intercedes on my behalf ~ if I search
my heart and be open, the Holy Spirit knows how to pray
for God’s will to be done.  (Ali’s paraphrase)
Therefore My Beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, 
knowing all that I do is not in vain in the Lord’s eyes.  (Ali’s paraphrase)
Even though it feels like everything is closing in on me
I am not crushed
I am confused
But not in Despair
Persecuted but not foresaken
Struck down
But not destroyed
Always trusting in the Lord
and giving all to Jesus so 
His love shines through me.  Ali’s paraphrase)
And let me not grow weary while we keep moving forward 
and continue to seek the Lord and His will
because in due time we will reap good things
if we don’t lose our focus or give up.  (Ali’s paraphrase)
Lord I am feeling so frustrated right now and I know Ron
is too — also feeling very overwhelmed with his responsibilities
and the many things needing his attention.  Lord I ask that you 
give him peace as he drives out to GUMI and then picks up the stuff
to fix the electrical and plumbing issues here in the rig.
Help me to calm down and stay focused on your word and
trusting you in all things.  Amen.
I wrote the above prayer about 11:30 this morning as I was spending time in the Word.  
How awesome our God is in that he gave me the above scripture right at the time I was
reading and writing.
In this I greatly celebrate – even though for a little while you have been grieved by various trials,
that the honesty and genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes,
though it be tested by fire, may be found in praise, honor and glory
at the revelation of Jesus Christ whom you have not seen yet you still love Him!!!
Even though you don’t see Him you still believe,
you respond with Joy!!  (Ali’s paraphrase)
Therefore humble yourselves before and under the hand of God,
that He may exalt you in due time,
casting all your cares, big and small,
upon Him because He cares for you – me!!!
Be sober, be vigilant
because your adversary the devil
walks about like a roaring lion seeking to devour you.
Resist him, be steadfast in your faith
knowing the same sufferings are experienced by others.
BUT…may God continue to perfect, establish, strengthen 
and settle you!!!
Thank you Jesus for Loving Me!!!! (Ali’s paraphrase)
Well if you made it through this
I want you to know I am feeling encouraged,
praying for Ron as he was out at GUMI
the cows were out, the water pump was frozen
and the generator starter broke.
Giving thanks for the beautiful sunshine 
we have been blessed with today
which is a whole lot better than rain or snow.
I am more there will be more to follow
as you know there is 
when you hang with us!!!!
Talk to y’all soon!!!

Flexible is Not My Second Nature ~

Being Flexible 
is such a new thing to me
and so today 
I am patting myself on the back 
for not 
But just going with the flow
and making lemonade out of 
As most of you know we were supposed to move out to 
on Sunday
but due to black ice
we decided to stay put here at
Branson View Campground.
The weather has been crazy here in Branson
and so with a nice clear, sunny day we decided thatT
today would be a great day to move out to
The day for us started last night just before midnight
when we headed to bed and much to our 
surprise we found 
Well not water like this but 
squishy, spongy, bubbling water on both sides of our bed.
Yep, you guessed it we had a leak ~~~
so not fun at midnight on a cold night
but being the trooper that Ron is
we stripped the bed, put everything in the living room 
and leaned our mattress against the kitchen sink,
then Ron headed to the garage
and got the shop vac and proceeded to suck up the water 
from the floor and under our bed.
You see the water pump for our holding tank is under our bed
and the connector from the pump to the hose was not connected properly
so water bubbled out and oh the mess it made.
But Super Plumber Ron to the rescue, sucked up the water, fixed the pump
and had our bed all put back together by 1:45 am and we were back in bed 
at 2 AM…just a bump in the road right….
…well we had our plans for the day but things did not go as planned,
first had to address some paperwork issues,
talked with Darrell & Patty…so glad they stopped by to see us
did the laundry from the mess of the water pump leak…
readied the inside of the motor home,
removed the outside covers and tried to start the motor home.
The operative word is TRIED to start the motor home.
Dead battery!!!!
so we put the battery charger on,
jumped the motor home with the Jeep,
or should I say we tried to jump the motor home with the Jeep
So now it is close to 3 PM
we decide to go to Walmart to buy a batter,
as we were driving we decided it was going to be too late
and too dark to drive out to GUMI this afternoon
But no, we had a 
and decided it would be better to go out and feed the critters
then go to Walmart to buy the battery
and then go back to the motor home
and just start fresh in the morning.
We got out to GUMI and realized the
were back at the motor home.
so Ron watered the critters
and gave the cows some hay
and then we headed back to town and Walmart
Bought the new battery
and headed back to the motor home
and bam my head feels like its going to 
Once we got home
I took some ibuprofen
and heated up leftover
and about 45 minutes later I began to feel a little better.
All during the day I had been texting with friends 
about what was going on 
and I was reminded by Dee that
and that HE is in control
not little ole’ me!!!
And you know what, 
I am truly enjoying the quiet in the motor home,
the glow of a fire in our little fireplace
and enjoying being with my sweet hubby.
So when things don’t go quite the way you want them to go,
and even though we may never know why
things didn’t go as we had planned
we know it is going according to 
God’s Plan!!! 
Talk to y’all soon!!!


A Bit of Snow .. Oh My

Yep, little white stuff is falling from the sky!
Oh My!
So what does that mean?
It means 
Ron will continue to drive out to
to feed 
these girls
And these cute little things!
And we will move our
Home on Wheels
Yes, we are a little bummed but as Ron said this morning
we would rather
drive our 
Jeep on a snowy road then our motor home.


for all your prayers and encouragement as we 
begin this next journey
in our lives.

Happy New Year 2015!!!

Many have asked us where are we going and what are we doing in the New Year…

Well we are starting a new adventure.

As many of you know we have moved back into our motor home.
We have enjoyed it and like the being so cozy
well except when we do the 

happens when one of us is in the kitchen
and the other is in the living room and thinks they need to go
to the bedroom…see the long skinny hallway
well sometimes we have to move one way
or the other 
so the other one can get by
but that’s okay….as we love doing the

We are enjoying our new couch,
rocking chair
our little fireplace
and just being together.

You are probably asking 
why move back into the motor home, 
you had a nice apartment at the campground…

Well because the Lord has opened doors for us to start a new adventure.

We are going to 
to work with Veterans!!!

One of our dreams/goals has been to eventually work
at a Christian Camp, serving the Lord 
and blessing others.
And who better to bless than our 

So, Sunday January 4th, 2015
we are leaving Branson View Campground
and heading to Cedar Creek, MO

We are moving to 258 acres
and getting the retreat/camp ready to welcome 
Memorial Day Weekend 2015!

Glad You Made It
is a place for 
Veterans and their families
to come and spend time in a safe place.

Veterans will be able to get help with PTSD
and they and their families can have a quiet place of healing.

Ron is going to be the Caretaker/Manager of the grounds
Ali is going to be the Assistant to the Administrator

Here are some things Ron will be taking care of

The road towards the Center

Guard shack on the left…and to the right of where Ron is standing is where the RV sites will be.
We will be parked there along with 3 to 5 other sites.  Some for Veterans and some
for Workampers.

Ron walking with  Winnie to go feed the girls!!

The girls munching on their grain

And Mittens (orange) and  Blackie

We will also have pigs, sheep & goats
and hopefully a nice garden

If you want to learn more about GUMICampUSA
then just send us a message or comment with your email address.

We will also have opportunities for those who want to get involved with GUMI 
by volunteering on the grounds doing construction, gardening, and reading the Center for occupancy.

We are looking forward to this new adventure
and to see how the Lord allows us to 
minister to others.

Happy New Year!!!!