Friday, October 23, 2009

A Country Girl Can Survive

Here is where our story of life in the country(KIND OF) begins........ make sure you pause the blog music and then CLICK BELOW.

YouTube - part 2 epic Painfully Honest and Epic Mobile Home Commercial

Part 1: Our family was destined for the country. Billy grew up as a surfer kid in Florida but you would never know it by looking at him. If you're at all observant you will notice in most of our children's birthday pictures he is not wearing a shirt as he's carrying the birthday cake OR he's wearing overalls. And afterall, it was him that "talked me into" doing a redneck Christmas card in 2007. He even made us re-do the picture because he said I shouldn't be smiling, it wasn't the right "look."

Picture #1


#2- the winner


After we moved Billy said to me "THIS is where I was meant to be. I was meant for the country. Do you think I can glorify God by being on a tractor and bushhogging?" I hope so because here she is....Sometimes he even parks her in our front yard. Good times.


We have come a long way....especialy with our yard

This is what it looked like right after they moved the trailer...


Now we have lots of grass....


The country is very kid friendly....



If you come visit us, we can show you these....






Our friends really like it here too...


Be back soon!

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The Veenstra Family said...

I was expecting to see Billy in there somewhere. Glad you put a post up. Growth group kicked off last week. You were in our thought and prayer during open time. I was just thinking today that you must need an inflatable Nut Cracker for your yard.

We miss you guys and I just wanted to say we love you, Holden, Elley, Mary Ellen and Billy. :)

Shea said...

HILARIOUS! Just kept waiting to see you, Bill and the kids with your hillbilly clothes and missing teeth on the front porch of YOUR new home. (I sure hope you got one with the stained floors. LOVELY!)

Have missed hearing from you. I faithfully check the blog and am just glad to see you still have your goofy sense of humor by posting this link! Love sent your way, always.

Becky said...

It looks so peaceful.

Anonymous said...

hope, don't be surprised if the cowans ride up in your front yard with a housewarming gift of fresh chittluns and hoghead cheese. tell billy i can drive the tractor, plant the garden and pluck and cook those peacocks if you get hungry enough. i so enjoyed this post. the pictures are great. i look forward to hearing from the clampetts soon. remember, jesus loves you and so do i. i am praying for you tonight.
mrs. c

JJMERKEL said...

I love your new land!!! It must be so nice to be able to let the kids out and they can actually run and play!
It was nice to have you post again!

Matt, Carrie, Lucy and Molly Allen said...

hope, it was so good to see billy and holden in troy this weekend...just wished i could've seen you too! your land looks beautiful and i hope you are all settling in.

the view from here said...

Looks like a beautiful place and right where you belong! Glad to see you're finally getting settled in. We loved the Trailer commercial. Ken watched it like 5 times! Good times!

Jennifer Werneth said...

the commercial had me rolling! love, love the land and your beautiful views!

Shea said...

Love all the pics. I still love that Christmas photo and can't help but giggle at sweet Alaina's "mean face" everytime I see it. Keep us posted on country livin'. Much love to you all.

Anonymous said...

hope, i think the people in the youtube commercial are some of my relatives, so i hope none of the butler people put two and two together. we are not the classiest act.
can't wait to see this year's christmas card. please put the cowans on your list.
remember that jesus loves you and so do i.
praying for you tonight.
mrs. cowan

Anonymous said...

Hope and Family -
Looks like every one is enjoying the new country lifestyle - especially Billy. What wonderful pictures.

Love hearing from you.

Karen and Rob

Sjreese said...

Hey, This is Steve Reese trying to get in touch w/Billy. He did a mime at our church (Pinewood) called People Need the Lord. I'd like to know if he still does mime. Could you have him email me at

Thanks, Steve

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