Big D has been making noises about wanting an RV for sometime now. We bought a travel trailer direct from the factory in 2005 that we've only used 2 or 3 times. But Big D is convinced what we really need for our roadtrips is a motorhome. Personally, I kind of like having the kids strapped into their little seats in my GMC Yukon XL. There's a place for everyone (barely) and everyone stays in his place. But Big D loves the idea of having a bathroom and kitchen on board so we can stop less often. We have had a few interesting potty experiences on the road, but that's part of what makes those trips so memorable. Anyway, I've been reluctant because I just can't see spending the money on one. I'd like to spend that money on something else, you know? So, this has been our dilemma.
Recently I asked Big D if he didn't want to go to the Ligonier conference in Orlando this June. He didn't. I asked him several times over the next few weeks, but he wouldn't budge. Big D lived in Florida and refuses to go back there between April and September. He's gotten used to our cool, arid climate and doesn't want to find himself standing in lines at Disney World in 85% humidity. I completely understand since we've done this before. So, then a few days ago I asked him if he would consider going to the Baby Conference in San Antonio this July. I thought he would refuse outright since San Antonio in July is no better heat and humidity-wise than Orlando in June, but amazingly enough he didn't say no. What he said is that if I find us a motorhome then we'll go. So, the ultimatum has been issued.
He knew what he was doing. Big D is no dummie. He knows I hate to spend money, but he also knows I like "nice". Of course all the motorhomes in our predetermined price-range are not to my liking. Big D knows he's either going to get a very nice motorhome out of this, or that I'll fold and he won't have to go to San Antonio. Which will it be? Not even I know, so you'll have to stay tuned to find out. My girls really want to go to that tea with Michelle Duggar, though. I think it's so sweet that meeting Michelle Duggar is right up there with Disney to them. It would be a lot cheaper, too:) (If we didn't have to buy a motorhome, that is.)
- I'm an on-the-run mom to 6 kids who studied and taught exercise science in a previous life. I love all things running, nutrition, and health-related. I usually run at zero dark thirty in the morning and am often quite hungry before, during, and after my run, but I live a rich, full, blessed life with my children, family, and friends. My faith in God is my anchor, and looking to Him and His promises allows me to live fully even when life circumstances are difficult. While running gives me an appetite, my desire is to hunger and thirst for righteousness more than for physical food.