Saturday, April 30, 2011

we booked our tickets

After keeping an eye on flights for the last few weeks, we've booked our tickets!!

Our offical departure date is JULY 18! Philadelphia to Dallas/Fort Worth to Brisbane, Australia with Qantas Airlines. We're excited to try this new flight route since it takes out the flight we dread the most, Philly to LAX. Maybe we'll save a few hours on the normal- 24-30 hour trip!! Wouldn't that be nice :)

Friday, April 29, 2011


Tomorrow Saturday April 30th @ 7am

1534 Village Road
Strasburg, PA 17579

Lots of the stuff we need to sell & several other families goods!!

Come & "shop"!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

to ship {OR} not to ship

... that is our question. To ship our house stuff or not?? We are selling/have sold most of our furniture and bigger home goods. However, we were planning on making a shipment of our plates, cups, cooking ware, dishes, towels, blankets, favorite home decor pieces, bathroom stuff, deodorant(it's hard to find solid deodorant, mostly spray or roll on), tooth paste (no Crest in Oz :( )... but now we are realizing it could get quit expensive and be a bit of a headache, all of a bunch of "stuff".

SO... as we re-evaluate, we would greatly appreciate your PRAYERS! With the airline we are looking at flying with, we can pre-pay for "Additional Baggage". This option is now appearing to be the cheaper maybe wiser route.

PRAY that we would have WISDOM, that we would detach from all the THINGS & STUFF in our lives and be okay with leaving some things behind until another trip. Maybe when someone comes to visit they could bring some pieces with them.

Thank you!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

more things {FOR SALE}

We were so blown away by how fast things went the last time we posted stuff! Thanks to all of you who have already bought some of our goods it's been a blessing!! Here are more items for sale... Let us know if you are interested in anything!

Toaster Oven $40

the big red/orange/gold pillow $10-

Iron... cause everyone loves to iron! $20-

Ironing Boar $20-

Vacuum $120-

Bissell, light weight, bagless, with hose detach & attachments

SOLDRalph Lauren throw rug- good for laundry or kitchen- $15-

SOLDit's  28x48"

Grill Master Grill

Burner on the side good to cook side dishes- potatoes, corn on the cob etc.

comes with propane tank...

...and cover $170

Thought I could ship this Pottery Barn rug but can't :( It's a favorite!

5x7 cream and light tan with a bit of gray. The pattern is textured/raised! $120-

shades of blue throw rug about 28x48


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy {EASTER}

Celebrating that our Savior is RISEN this beautiful Easter Day! We hope you have a blessed day with family & friends!!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011


We are sad to have to sell our things :( but maybe it will be your new treasure! If you are interested in anything let us know!!! Most things have been barely used as we've only been married a year, and in that year were away a lot!!
SOLDCherry TV Stand. Solid Wood- $100(you can have the TV too if you want it!

SOLD would work for a flat screen TV- it's not a corner stand!
SOLDMini trunk-cherry- great for blankets! $75

SOLDvery sad to see this go!
SOLDlittle end table/lamp stand cherry-$10

SOLDlamp : still have box! $35-

SOLDthe arm swings
SOLDrunner from Target...


SOLDlike new!

SOLDcherry ledge/self- $15-
SOLD3 Pottery Barn through pillow covers(need forms or batting) New Zealand Wool

SOLD$10 for all 3.. Love the stitching on the sides
Mr Coffee, 10 cup coffee maker, insulated coffee pot, auto brew!! $40-

Oster Toaster Oven : $40- Has pans to go with it

SOLDKitchen Aid Hand Mixer : 6 speeds


SOLD Kitchen Aid Mixer

SOLDbarely used $50-
SOLDCrock Pot: digital : $40-

SOLDHamilton Beach : electric skillet: Used twice! $35-

We also have a grill, vacuum and Swifer Wet Jet... We'll try and post pictures soon!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


We are praising the Lord for our 6 committed prayer warriors!! and for our monthly financial partners! We're up to $475/month!!

God knows our needs before we know our own!

Do Not Worry(Luke 12)
 22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[a]? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?   27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011


One of the things we love to do with Coolum Christian Surfers(CS), is take the groomets(youth) on day trips up the beach to surf. They are just as stoked(excited) about it as we are! We usually load up around 6AM and drive an hour to a place that allows you to drive on the beach. First, we make pancakes for breakfast. Then, go for a surf, eat lunch, have a "chat", another surf then head home. Usually there is some  blood from a surf accident, lots of laughs, and we pray for lives to be touched through these times! The whole reason we do them is to build relationships with the groomets we love!..... and because we (Jeremy mostly) love to surf too!

pannies....aka Pancakes

the nifty trailer that has the grill 

the whole crew -Jeremy

for giggles....
just doing some stretches, be glad he got a new wetsuit without a hole in the bum!

Monday, April 11, 2011


Here's an update video we did for our church, Neffsville Mennonite, in January!

We hope to do these updates 4 times a year!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Scripture Union

Scripture Union is the organization that staffs the chaplains in the public schools in Australia. These are some websites you can check out for more information and to get any idea of who we will be working with:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


On Sunday we had a lunch fundraiser for our future move to Australia. We had so much wonderful help setting up on Saturday and preparing and serving on Sunday. Everyones help and generosity astounded us. We feel so blessed!

so many desserts!

great workers, amazing friends!

Brooke probably cooked 15 pans full of chicken & veggies

we guesstimated having 160 people for lunch.

Thanks again to everyone who came out and supported us Sunday!!!

{prayer cards}