Suddenly our home felt WAY too big for just the 4 of us. Luckily we were renting. We felt unsettled and a little "wander-lust" ish.
The other thing was the almost desperate desire to have Jake & Mallory with us ALL THE TIME. To really strengthen our family as much as possible. To help them experience all of the things they haven't had to opportunity to experience.
So, with these two things combined we did the unimaginable....the unthinkable...one of the most fun things we have ever done! I would say that the two things that pushed us over the edge and helped us decide that this is more than just some crazy idea was......
1. I read this quote by Sydney J. Harris on a friends Facebook page.....
"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable"
2. That quote coupled with this, which was brilliantly stated by my friend Michelle's little boy Stockton.....
"I would rather have
a small house and a big life,
than a big house and a small life..."
These two quotes paired together fueled our insanity. We purchased a 32' Zinger hitch pull RV trailer. Sold darn near everything we owned, gave away almost all that was left, moved out of our home and set out on a Summer meant to be filled with PLENTY of adventure, time together and TIME spent not maintaining STUFF, but maintaining US!
Are you thinking we are crazy enough yet?! You just wait!
Tomorrow....the tour of the new digs!
After that....a telling of the adventures of the Lindstroms living
OUR Life Uncommon!