Monday, June 22, 2015

Ditching the Suburbs for An Inspired Adventure


     Yup! This is for real! 
     
     My husband and I have decided to sell everything we own to buy a trailer and travel around the United States for a few years. 
     
     It's been an extraordinary aspiration. The idea didn't sound real at first, but something kept telling us it could be a reality.  When the concept first came up, we joked about it. But each time it came up, it seemed more feasible. Each time we discussed it, the idea seemed to benefit our family.  Somewhere along the line, it felt like a spiritual prompting. Now, it is the first thing I think about when I wake up and the last thing I think about before I go to sleep.
     After some research, brainstorming, and heartfelt prayer, we have decided to go for it.  We are currently planning and preparing for our big launch!  

     We've looked around at several types of RVs and trailers, but when we stepped inside an Airstream, it was love at first sight! In this photo we are trailer browsing with the family (No, we do not own this Airstream...yet).  But look at how big the trailer looks next to my tiny pigtailed Dylan!
  We had fun just hanging out with the guys at the dealership and talking Airstream.  Haha.

     In the midst of some research, I came across this adorable My Travels Map by Children Inspire Design.  It comes with star stickers to place on the map.  The banner says "Where Our Adventures Take Us."  How fitting! ;) This shop believes in encouraging global responsibility and instilling a love for the earth in young children.  I love the philosophy and the products!  I just purchased this map and I'm so excited to put it up in our trailer to accompany our journey!  The girls enjoy pointing out places they would like to visit.

     While perusing the website, I also picked up three of these adorable Explorer Journals (one for each of my babies).  My Marley is a natural born explorer, so she couldn't wait to go outside and start scribbling in her journal about all the things she observed.


     Marley can't wait to see the world, meet people, and travel.  She is more excited than any of us about the big trailer adventure.  She talks about it literally every day.  When I handed the Explorer Journal to her, the first thing she said was, "This can be for the Airstream momma!"    
     
     Now I'm getting pumped! I look forward to seeing the country and to experience a new lifestyle. I'm also thrilled to work side by side with my family to make this incredible adventure happen for us. Wish us luck!