Party With Us, Share Your Dream, Help Others with Theirs

So, here’s the deal.

We have a month left in this house.  And still more stuff to get rid of.

There’s a bunch of you that we want to see & talk to before we transition to our nomadic lifestyle.

And?  We need help & inspiration figuring out what our “family dream” is.

So what’s a family to do in this situation?


Here’s the plan:

We have an open house. We provide munchies. Maybe some dogs on the grill. 

You come over (bring a chair because we won’t have many left). Oh, and don’t mind the fifth-wheel that will be in the driveway as we transition back into it.

We catch up, having face to face conversations over food and drinks. We’ll fill you in on our plans (as much as we know at that point anyway).

You look over whatever stuff we have left that we need to get rid of. Help us ease our transition by taking it off our hands.

And the price of this event? All free. This isn’t a business event.  There are no hidden costs or secret agendas.

But, there is a catch. Just one.

You have to share your dream

That thing you would do if money were no concern and you were guaranteed to not fail.  That business you would start.  That trip you would take.  That non-profit.  That ministry that’s been tugging at your heart.

And you can’t just talk about it.  We’ll provide big post-it notes, paper and markers.  You write your dream down and stick it somewhere on one of our empty walls.  Add what you have done - if anything - towards this dream and what you need.  You’ll be able to walk around and see what others have dreamed of doing. Write notes of encouragement. Maybe you have, sitting under a tarp in the corner of your barn, that lawn mower someone needs to start their dream landscaping business.  Maybe you know someone in the field they want a job in.  Maybe you can donate time or money.

Maybe someone else holds the key to your dream.

What if they did?

Come find out!

The Details

  • Where: 407 First Avenue, Holland, MI 49424
  • Date: Saturday, April 21st
  • Time: Open 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM but come and go as needed.
  • Bring: Nothing, we got it covered.
  • RSVP: Leave a comment below if you want, but it’s not necessary. Just show up. Bring a friend.



6 Comments Party With Us, Share Your Dream, Help Others with Theirs

  1. Picture of claudine claudine April 05, 2012

    What a great idea!  We live in Pa so can’t attend :) but how great of others all over the country did something like this!
    Blessings on your journey!

  2. Picture of David W. David W. April 13, 2012

    Thanks Mike and Family!  Soooo great to hear from you…I’m excited…always wanted to talk to someone actually doing exactly what you are doing.  Most likely, I will try to be at the Open House…not sure…but looking good so far, I think.  Otherwise the other idea you presented will work after that, if that’s a way I can see you also.  Would LOVE to see the 5th. wheel situation too, unless too private, etc.  I once did a LIVE REMOTE for an entire running of the Ottawa County Fair, whole time from set up to strike of the event, on W.H.T.C. I forgot that ‘till just now.  I asked the station to provide me a fifth wheel so I could live right inside and make it the W.H.T.C. BOOTH at the fair, so essentially, I was living two simultaneous dreams at the same time…LIVING inside a “radio station”, that was also my simlified home away from home, and working in Radio!  I gave tours to all the 4-H groups of kids out there, and had them on my remote show live, and even went with them on the rides, and we interviewed them wirelessly, while ON the actual rides…it was crazy!  Other than poor diet of constant fair food all week, I had died and gone to heaven!!!  My Nickname, given to me by W.H.T.C. for the duration was “DUSTY”-the Fairground Guy!  See y’all soon!!  David.

  3. Picture of Donna Donna April 21, 2012

    My sister and I dream of starting and keeping a center for affordable and accessible, creative and spiritual retreats for the people of God. Out in God’s creation, with opportunities to walk, rest, worship, create, learn, and heal.

  4. Picture of Boyink Boyink April 21, 2012

    Thanks Donna - posted on the dream wall!

  5. Picture of Donna Donna April 21, 2012

    Thanks, Michael, for giving our dream (and many others) a voice today. What a great gift as you celebrate the realization of your family’s dream.

  6. Picture of JAW JAW May 02, 2012

    Hello! I just now found your blog, and am bummed I missed the open house! My wife and I live in GR and are frequently in Holland, so I’m excited to find someone in our backyard. We love to travel, experience new things, and just enjoy God’s creation! Our dream is long term travel with purpose. We have been working toward this goal and hope to reach it sooner than later. We’ll be following you on your blog. Have fun!

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