At The Table

A dining room (or Kitchen) table is paramount to our sense of community. It is where we share our meals, stories from the day, dreams about our future and work through struggles.

Craig has been exploring the art of furniture making and wood working. So, when a  request to build a dining table for a family in Phoenix was offered, he was excited to give it go. He built his design out of solid wood (Ash) and was able to try new techniques, including using a tool called a biscuit cutter. He was also able to share his knowledge with our fellow bus riders, Jeffrey and Greg, who both helped with the building process.

The table is 6 1/2 ft x 38in and the bench is six-foot. The finish was Kona from Lowes.

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Maiden Voyage

2 Weeks. A picture blog of the journey leading up to our maiden voyage. On Oct 13, we started up the engine and are Oregon bound. Much to still do but we have been sent off with love and support beyond our wildest dreams!

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Paul, our neighbor, engineered our tow hitch/bar
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Filling in all the rivets
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Our neighbor, Jim, came by every day for two weeks straight to help get the furniture finished. Without Jim’s commitment to this project we would not have made it.
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5 days before departure
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Grace getting her feet wet
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Last supper at the Holland House.
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Getting the cushions ready
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One down a few more to go.
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Papa showing off his muscles.
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Late night. 2 days and counting.
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Staple queen and her court
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cleaning team, one day and counting
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Load up! One day before departure.
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Final push!
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Beautiful design by David Baumgartner. Crafted by Jim, Craig and Banjo
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Welcome Home!
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Farewell show hosted by Kavarna.
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saying goodbye
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Friendship true blue
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Little fella’s!
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Words can not express the blessing these girls have been through out this process! We love them!!
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Saying goodbye to family
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One last check
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Packed and ready to roll! 10/13/11
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One more final check
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Jim is an example of true neighborly love. He inspired and kept us going.
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Here we go!
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Priceless moment
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Back in the Saddle again
For the Lord our God is living among us. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in us with gladness. With his love, he will calm all our fears. He will rejoice over us with joyful songs. Zep. 3:17