Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Well, I just sat down at my computer and realized that it's Wednesday already! Wow, this week is going by unbelievably fast. I guess it's all part of being busy.

I calculated that I drove about 800 miles in the past three days! For someone who's not supposed to be on the road full time that is a lot!

The Lord has blessed our family with a converted bus that my family drives all over the country to minister to the many military bases. A couple of months ago we began praying that the Lord would provide a engine brake (Jake brake) to put on, so that we could stop the bus if we wanted to! (Good thing right? :) picked up our mechanic friend at the airport. (After we spent some time at my favorite store- CABELAS! Oh yeah! ) Got home at about Midnight and Tuesday was spent putting this thing on the engine. After I made the 300 mile round trip to Dallas to pick up parts. Today was a reverse of Monday and we got our friend back to the airport and made another trip to Cabelas! :) So, here I am and I am just a little tired of running around everywhere! God is very g) Well God provided and this Monday Stephen and I drove down to Austin and ood to provide us the things that we need!

Hmmmm, it seems that everybody is going crazy over this swine flu lately! Does anyone else seem to think that something is a little fishy here? (Pardon the expression!)

One interesting thing was that New York City photoshoot for Air Force One! I don't know which is more dumb, the Air Force not telling anyone on the ground what they were doing, or the people on the ground not having a clue what Air Force One looked like!

Anyway, life here in the deep south is good, and I am still looking for a suitable camera to take to Germany! (Anyone want to donate one?) :) I am looking at digital camcorders and I haven't yet seen one that I really liked. Walmart here had a really lousy selection. I think whoever designed theirs got it off of a disney show! Pretty cheap. I'd love to get an HD camera but those are up there!

Well, for sure God is good, and it is a joy to serve him! Keep on serving the Saviour!!!!

Jason, my little five year old brother, is really cool. He's always ready to do something adventurous with us! He'll always be ready to throw a football, run off to Cabelas, etc...

What would a blog be without an
airplane!?!?!? My friend Mark Siegwart,
Stephen and I are standing
beside Mark's Cessna 172: N5669R


  1. I was on that 300 mi. trip to Ft. Worth...quite a drive!
    Yup - such is life! Pretty cool, huh?

  2. Ok when it comes to camera's I can help! =) (if you've been on my blog you can tell I love 'em *smile*) For starters, I would recommend NOT getting a Kodak - they eat batteries like crazy! You'll find yourself charging the battery more than taking pictures. I personally have a Nikon Coolpix P80 which is an AMAZING camera, but if you're not planning on using it much after the trip it wouldn't be a worth it. I spent a little over $300 for mine and it's become another "accessory", like a necklace or braclet, cause I have it with me ALL the time! =) Nikon's are also the professional brand so they can be a little pricey, but Canon and Sony are pretty good. My sister has a small Canon and it takes great pictures (she puts scripture on them and sells them on our table). I also would recommend getting a good sized memory card with it if you won't have a computer to download them to. I have a 4G and I have yet to use it all up and that includes video's and such. Anyway...I guess just in the long run - I would highly recommend staying away from Kodak as much as possible. I hope all of this helps! =)

  3. Hey Katie! Thanks for the info! Yeah, looks like your camera does take good pics. I think if I were to get a camera like yours I would have to buy a photography book to go along with it! Hopefully I will have some kind of camera when I leave. I did buy a Canon ZR 950 video camera. I think between Stephen with his camera and my video cam, we'll hopefully get enough media!

    Do any of your brothers have an email address or blog? If they do email I'd like to stay in contact. Even if they don't blog I'd love for you or your brothers to chime in and discuss things here! I know facebook is more for the running comments but this is all I have for now!
    LGBM!! (As Mark puts it!)

  4. Hey! Yes my bros do have email - no blog only facebook right now - I'm the blogger in the family I suppose. Chris' is ncaviator91@yahoo , Ken's kenkarpenko@yahoo , Jon's . I have to warn you tho...they hardly ever check their mail! It's terrible! They'll get on and find 60 emails! It's crazy! =) but give it a try! Chris also has a cell (Stephen's got his #).

    I would be happy to discuss different topics on here! I'll point my brothers in this direction too! =)