Blogs categorized 'general'

  • Have We Really Been Home 6 Months Already?

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    I just realized that tomorrow marks a milestone of how long we have been home--half of a year! Time is a funny thing--it flies and drags simultaneously. The days are often long, but the months and years seem to disappear so quickly. So, of course, in some ways it feels like we have been back longer, and some ways much shorter than 183 days.

    I recently worked on a map project that included a photo from each state in the shape of each state. I am hoping a large canvas with a well-printed map arrive



  • Dear Sundance aka "the RV" aka "Home,"

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Thursday, November 12, 2015

    Dear Sundance 3300CK aka "the RV" aka "Home,"

    Yesterday, we handed your keys over to new owners. It is bittersweet relinquishing our title and rights to the place that we have spent so much time in, and was our home for over a year. You saw us at our best and worst, making decisions, working, schooling, cooking, cleaning, sleeping, relaxing, laughing, crying, washing dishes, and constantly putting things away so the space didn't feel any smaller. You shook with us when the washing machine ran thr



  • Missing Home

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Friday, January 30, 2015

    Lately, I have been feeling more homesick than ever. Yes, I am still glad we're doing this 48 States Project. Yes, I am thankful for all the beautiful & interesting things we're getting to see. Yes, it is an incredible opportunity for the kids, and for us as a family.

    Last night I read a quote that said, "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." And I remembered about a conversation I had with a friend who suggested that part of the hard part of returning after being in Michigan for the holidays