Blogs categorized 'general'

  • Chapter 4, Topeka, KS

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Thursday, August 21, 2014

    July 3-4, 2014

    We were thankful to be able to celebrate the Fourth of July with family we haven't seen in a while. My uncle, aunt, and grandmother live in Topeka. Another cousin and her family live about an hour from there, so when we were originally planning our trip, we were hoping we would get to see each of them. We didn't know that my aunt from Denver and her husband, my parents, and another cousin who lives in New York would also be in Topeka for the holiday, so it was wonderful to get to s


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  • Chapter 3, Eagleville, MO

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Thursday, August 21, 2014

    June 28-July 5, 2014

    After a busy 2 weeks with friends and family, it was refreshing to be in a quiet, pastoral setting. We drove through the beautiful, peaceful hills of Iowa and arrived at Eagle Ridge RV Park to very friendly RV park owners who walked us to our site and made sure we had what we needed. The rain started falling just after we set up, so we enjoyed a quiet evening in the RV.

    Sunday, we (the adults anyway) slept in. We watched the video podcast of Mars Hill Bible Church and it felt



  • Chapter 1, Rockford, IL June 14-15, 2014

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Our ideal is to not travel too many miles at one time.  Rockford, IL seemed like a perfect place to spend our first night after traveling about 5 or 6 hours.  Illinois is "home" for me, and has been "home" for J., though now after living in Michigan for 9 years, those connections look and feel differently.  My Grandma Swanson lives in Rockford and found out that we could park in the parking lot of Fairhaven, her retirement community, for a night. Delicious and comforting foods made with love is