Welcome to Twenty Shoes. We are a homeschooling family of 10. We're wearing twenty shoes as we travel the journey that the Lord has put in front of us. Through the grace of God (and lots of coffee for this mama!), we are working, playing, learning, and ministering together daily for God's kingdom. We are not perfect...but forgiven! Come join us as we travel this journey and share life together!


Friday, April 26, 2013

Exciting Things!

                   It's been awhile since I posted, but there have been some exciting events in the life of our family in the last month.  We have been living in the same house for over 10 years now.  It's a nice house, with almost an acre of land...but our family has begun to outgrow it a bit.  When we first moved in, we had 3 little boys.  We now have 8 kids, and 4 animals!  We have been dreaming since the beginning of our marriage about having land some day.  It's been a desire of our hearts to be at a place where we can live more simply and have enough land to grow things and have animals galore, and really teach our kids something about being more self-sufficient.  Well, we found out that God has decided to honor our desire for this, and we will soon be buying a house that comes with 19 acres and several outbuildings!
               This will be a journey for us, a family with parents who were born and raised in suburbia, to learn how to "homestead".  Our goals are to live more frugally, more healthy, and more self-sustaining!  I hope to blog about our new adventures as we go along.  One of the best things about this adventure is that in addition to being blessed by a new house and land for our family, we are also going to be blessing some homeschooling friends of ours, by leasing our current house to them!  God is good all the time!  Stay tuned for more updates and pictures as we take this new leap!

Here is a sneak peak at our new property!  http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/32489-Middle-Crossing-Rd_Dowagiac_MI_49047_M33912-11051?row=23.  We would covet your continued prayers as we go through the loan and inspection process.  God has continued to open the doors on this venture, but we know that there can be road blocks, and we pray that the doors will continue to open all the way to closing and moving in!!  Thanks and God's Blessings!