John is the pastor at our home church, Renaissance Baptist Church in Brooklin. He’s married to the lovely Janine and together they have three beautiful daughters, Jordan, Justine and Jessie. The way their family takes on the challenge of leading our church is admirable.
We were Bob and Kathy’s neighbours for about two weeks, the last two before we left Brooklin.
Isla, Jenson and Lincoln made new friends in their grandchildren, Riley, Emma, McKenzie and PJ. They hunted grasshoppers together, rode bikes together and climbed the walnut tree together.
Isla and Jenson learned how to ride their bikes without training wheels on the hill behind their pool room. Lincoln learned how to balance himself and peddle with some confidence too.
Nick and Melissa are our friends from church. Once we moved out of our house and into the trailer, we became their neighbours: we lived in Nick and Melissa’s driveway for most of this past summer.
Isla, Jenson and Lincoln spent most of their summer playing with Eva, Mary, Jillian and Derrek… Digging holes in the sand, jumping on the trampoline, throwing apples to the donkeys (Darlene and Dylan) and the cow (Toonie), swinging on the play set and chasing chickens.
We’ve added a map of the places we’ve been. Really, it’s just the towns we’ve parked in and slept. #HomeIsWhereYouParkIt. Scroll down to the the bottom of this site, and the map is there, just under our Instagram feed.
We’ve also added a day by day information page… Just places we’ve been and what we did in very. short. form. Click on the “Today we are in…” link at the top of the site and it will take you to the day by day page. We’ll try to keep each day updated, as well as each day’s current location in the link.
Listening to: Of Monsters and Men – Dirty Paws
One morning, about two weeks ago, I was preparing my coffee and took the sugar out of our pantry drawer–we stored it in a ziploc bag so that it would fit in its reserved spot in the drawer. As I pulled the bag out, the sugar spilled all over the floor from two holes on either side of the bag. I was instantly angered. I investigated the holes and they seemed to be bite marks… I looked into the drawer and discovered pee and poop everywhere. All over the cutlery, all over the kitchen utensils, all over the floor in the storage under the oven.