Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Our Act ll {a camper story begins}

Have you ever noticed that what we want isn't always what we need? Not too terribly long ago, I thought that want equaled need and that contributed to my financial demise. I now know that the two are polar opposites, thank you God for showing me the difference.

Since last spring, my husband and I have been discussing getting a camper and starting to travel more that the kids are older. Immediately, the first thing out of my mouth was, "anything but a pop-up- NO  pop-up". I should have known not to say that so vehemently............



We researched every camper old and new. We knew it would be an older model since we would be paying cash for it and that's all we would be able to afford. As we looked and scoured high and low, about six months in, I started to realize that maybe what I didn't want was exactly what I needed. I had already begun to dream about redoing the inside of a vintage camper and how it would be all kinds of pin worthy awesomeness!




Along the way, I've learned  that doing things His way means taking my time and being slow and prayerful in my decisions. Leaping is no longer something I do. As time passed it became abundantly clear that God had other plans for this little family. Right now, what we needed wasn't a pull behind camper but a pop-up. WHAT?????  Excuse me God, but you must be mistaken, I really need a pull behind vintage camper, surely you know that, right? Okay, maybe I don't need  one, but I really do want  one. 


As it sometimes is, His answer was no.  





We found the perfect one just a little drive away within twenty four hours of me accepting that God was right. That's how it goes y'all. When you and God are on the same page, it just flows like a river. So we have an amazing and huge  pop-up camper that is exactly what we need! 



Throughout this post are the pictures of the camper as it was when we bought it and I've already begun the redo. I'm thinking a little bohemian vibe will suite this little family just perfectly. So stay tuned for more posts to come as I make more and more progress. Our maiden voyage is the first week of May, so we have plenty of time to make lots of progress before we head out. If you want to be camper inspired, check out my Pinterest board: Camper Crush............






12 comments:

  1. Ya'll love life. You and your family are very camper worthy. I'm thankful for the many adventures ahead of you!

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    1. I can't wait for y'all to see it in person! I'm so thrilled and grateful for the many adventures awaiting us too!

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  2. I can't wait to see the evolution of this camper!! :)

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  3. i can't wait to see the transformation!!!...

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  4. I got the biggest kick out of your blog today. My husband and I are empty nesters and ever since we were dating we have always wanted to experience camping travels in a motor home. We have been looking around for a couple of years and looked at motor homes, hard top trailers, tent trailers etc. Well, reality set in with 4 weddings, 1 new grandchild, serious health issues for my husband (who is now doing amazing thanks to God's grace) we just bought a tent for $179.00 on sale. We are super excited about our summer fun to come.
    Isn't it funny how life works.:)

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    1. Yes ma'am, it is funny and sometimes we have no idea what we really need! I can tell you that you and your husband are going to have a ball camping this year! I'm so happy that he is doing well! I'm really looking forward to our adventures too!

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  5. Congrats on your camper..look so forward to seeing what you will do with it.. Know you and family will have fun with it.

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  6. I'm so excited to see!!! We did this last year with a 1979 Porta Cabin. :o) I was absolutely SMITTEN.
    Sadly, we're really, truly CAMPING people, so we outgrew the place rather quickly...but yay! I'm so excited for you!

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  7. How exciting! We bought a used Travel Trailer, being previous tent only campers, we skipped the pop up route. I love it! We all love it! it sleeps 10...with a 4 person bunk house at 1 end...and a queen bed at the other...I would rather be on the road then in our home...can't wait to see your BOHO look! ENJOY!

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  8. Would you believe I have a soft spot for pop-ups? My grandparents had one that my brother and I would sleep in in their backyard as children. When I say sleep in, I mean for about two hours, before we got scared to death and ran back in the house lol

    I think it'll be wonderful :)

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  9. So happy for you guys!
    We are ready for you to join our camping adventures!
    At least you will be dry.
    And I know you will make that pop-up extraordinarily BEAUTIFUL!! It is what you do best!!

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  10. So glad our little camper could be a tiny inspiration! Saw it on your Pinterest board...! Have tons of fun!

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