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So glad you have found us. We are a nomadic family of 9 travelling Australia with our six daughters, and our one son and forever missing our precious daughter Serenity who went to be with Jesus at 13 hours old on 12 March 2011. Her short life has changed our lives forever! As we travel we perform at shows, festivals and fundraisers with our dogs, help out on farms and also sell handmade woodcraft, dog collars, leads and capes. We are also doTERRA wellness advocates. Follow our joys and trials here.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Time has gotten away on me

Been a while since I've updated here ... I been playing with a blog/webpage at Webs not sure which I like the best yet.

 A bit of an update on us.  After waiting ages for the van to be ready, it is still not ready, so we have essentially given up on that one.  It was yet another disappointment in a row of disappointments.  Hate putting the family through that again!

We haven't travelled very far lately, what with the van and now Michael has a lot of dental work to be done so we wait yet again.  Hoping that when it's all over we can do some fun things with our little family.

The bus is running well, we are spending some time fixing things up inside.  We moved the "driving" seats around so we now have almost a U shaped "lounge" with a walk way through the middle - will try and get a photo.

Mike has been adding "window corners" to the inside to straighten them up as they are sloping: ever tried to curtain a sloping window?  The windows are looking really good.

We do need to fix our bed ... it is a slat bed, we recently bought a new foam mattress for it .... Mike knelt on the end of it and snapped two slats!!!  We have temporarily fixed it with a sheet of ply, but it does need a more  permanent solution!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Where to next

Since the unexpected and untimely death of our youngest daughter Serenity in March this year we have been hesitant or unable to make many decisions!  It's been a rough road for us .... trying to parent gently when we as parents are in varying stages of  deep grief.  Things are slowly getting easier and the children are having less outbursts of grief.

So now we are getting ready to make some decisions about where we go and what we go in.  We have our bus up for sale and have at least one person interested.  Our friends have a people move (minibus) for sale that would suit us well.  The question now is, do we buy another bus or do we by something a van would tow?  A van towing something would allow us to go places we could not go in a bus, it would be easier round town for shopping etc, and it would be more economical on fuel.  On the flip side, there would be less room inside, the kids would have to share beds, it would not be as weatherproof or secure.  So to tow or not to tow is the question!

On another note ... we are all over the dreaded tummy bug and colds.  It's even less than no fun trying to clean up after puking children when you have no running water, no flush toilets and it's the middle of the night in the middle of winter!!

Gonna try and add some photo's of our rig ....

The master bed with a childs bed on the right

Look back from the front of the bus