We began our journey together by quietly exiting the cliche-life…

We married young, had babies young, built and buried a career young, and are now starting over young…  We and our ten ‘babies’ (The Peas)… now living on the other side of the world… from Mid-west USA to South Island New Zealand… So continues our quiet journey… now with a pod full-er than ‘average’… we call it


It is Truly an Adventure… and we’re on it.


15 thoughts on “About

  1. I would like to welcome the world to New Zealand’s version of ‘Real Simple’ online! Tica and the ‘pods’ have created a simple, free way to share recipes, ideas and ??? Time will tell! I could not be more proud of you Schads for adventuring, learning and trusting the Lord as you walk and RUN!!…on this new adventure together. Love you!

  2. Tica,
    Mom just showed me this site and I just about cried! I love being able to hear about everything you are up to! I miss you all so much and I miss being able to just drive to your house/ my sanctuary and relax and learn from you! Love you so much!

    • Thanks Kristi! I sent the link to you a while ago… maybe it didn’t go through?? I better get your e-mail address again… I think I need Robert’s too… I don’t think he got it either.
      And I miss you too!!!!! I can’t think about it too much or I’ll be a puddle… Just need to stay focused where I’m at, and soak in every bit of goodness that is here…. same to you where you are at.
      Love you heaps Sissy!!!

  3. im wishing you guys all the best on your adventure – I can relate – 30 years ago I left everything behind for california – zero money and connections – just faith and I’m still here- god bless – looking forward to your entries! always – tina

  4. congratulations tica…you did it!!!!!!…now i need to figure out how to manuever in the blog….i got to this place to write a note so thought i’d write before i loose it
    🙂 Gods richest blessings to yous …thanks again for all yous did for us while we were there….love ya auntie carmen

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      • Tica- I’m in awe of your blog. When I am missing you ( which is just about ALWAYS) I get on A FULL POD and I can feel you right next to me. I am thankful for you taking the time to keep us all a part of your life despite the distance between us. Thank you and I love you so much girlie! ❤ Steph

  6. Hello, Tica. I had coffee withy our Aunt Chrissy, Grandma Marty and Grandpa Christy today. We had a very nice visit. Chrissy gave me your blog address. I enjoyed meeting your little “peas” through your blog and reading about your life in New Zealand. Carmen told me you are expecting an additional “pea”. Congratulations! I bet the kids are excited. I look forward to,reading more of your entries. Audrey Hanson.

  7. Greetings tica! What a fun site! Tho our pod stopped at six, I can relate to the full pod. Our homeschooling year has been a bit more complicated and full than years past. With 2 middle schoolers, 2 elementary, 1 kinder/pre-1st, and a busy 3 1/2 year old who is either sitting at his school desk asking what his school work is or distracting the others, life is nothing short of busy.
    Tell dusty that we are loving the house. The school room is actually the old gun storage room, ahna has her own room, and the other 2 rooms were converted into 1 big room for the 5 boys.
    We love your parents. They are the greatest neighbors and friends. Our boys’ favorite chore is helping Chuck cut wood. 🙂
    Congrats on number 9! I can follow y’all now. 🙂

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