Tuesday, August 7, 2012


GOD held this one out just for Michael and Barbara! On August 7th, we looked at seven homes and bid on this single family home in a gated community in Galt! Located in walking distance to Raley's, a PO BOX, pizza and a gas station it is simply perfect for a traveling couple for Christ! A cozy 1360 sq ft. with cathedral ceilings, upgraded wood flooring, upgraded carpet, crown molding, corian kitchen counter. With a enlarged master bedroom, and walk in closet that features a gorgeous master bath, we are thrilled that this home is MOVE IN READY and that Michael has nothing to do but move in, and live in JOY. It has a large laundry room just off the kitchen with a double sink. Easy access thru the garage to the kitchen, we will enjoy coffee together at a dining room table that faces the patio. With ample family guest parking right across the way, we are blessed with God's favor for this location meets our desire to remain close to family! Paula, Steve, Marla and aunt Sue, uncle Doyle all live off HWY 99! Our daughter Hennie lives just 6 blocks away and her husband Ronny hosts a Thursday nite bible study in their home! God knows the longing of my heart to be a grandma ~ and as soon as Ron & Hen's adopted daughter from the Phillipines arrives, we will delight in watching her grow up in GALT! Mike loves the sheetrocked garage which will keep our extra car secure as we travel. The current owner accepted our offer to include all the new appliances. Our dog Tucker will love the little yard with a door that goes into the garage. A short commute down HWY 99 to work for Barbara with a car pool already set to stop at Twin Cities! On the same glorious day, August 7, 2012 Michael purchased a humble engagement ring for his bride to be! On the Saturday before Thanksgiving 11/17/12 we will become Mr and Mrs Hoyle! Barbara is a blushing, twittering, twirling bride-to-be, full of thanksgiving to our Lord and to Richard and Merrin Dean! Mission trips to Chapala and the Phillipines and some FUN on our honeymoon in Napa! Mike has admired this pink tree all over the valley and God gave him his hearts desire! A heavenly SIGN! My dearest darling Barbara, how I do love you. The House We are buying is a House We do not plan to sell because, it will be the House that We will get old together in. I want to spend the rest of my life with you. It is you and me and the Lord. Thank you for your reminder that " We do not ever intend on selling ". Weather in Mexico, Galt or Vancouver; where ever we are, it will be home for me because I am with you. YES my dearest Boaz, we agree, that we are eternally in love and we will never sell, but grow old gracefully with JOY! Thank you Jesus for our divine union, for "such a time as this."


  1. Dear Mike and Barb woohoo!!! so overjoyed! i haven't stop smiling since the day you told me about Mike a phone call, then a house in Galt and we will be neighbors soon, followed by us meeting Mike for the first time, now you're engaged and soon to be married! This good news came all in five days! Love it when God moves! AAhhhhh Lord thank you! YES on the album, as your honored photographer, I will make you a wedding album. CONGRATS once again! You two are going to be a lovely and beautiful looking couple on your special day!
    your daughter
    Hennie Lynn Shindy

  2. Escrow closed 8/29/12 and we celebrated with a wonderful dinner at Dave Wongs. Mike moves into our Galt home on 9/9/12. Barb moves most of her stuff in on 10/19/12. Our new adopted grand-daughter Alexia will be our flower girl. Our new friend Jun will play a guitar solo during the prelude to our vows. Paula and Jennifer will sing a duet. Pastor Marc will pray a blessing over us. And on 11/17/12 we will be Mr and Mrs Hoyle and drive off to our honeymoon in Napa at Meadowood. Halleluiah!
    The Happy Bride-to-be

  3. With the help of Kevin Straw, Ronny Shindy, Kevin Michael, Miguel and Otto ~ the move was smooth on 9/9/12. The MAYTAG washer and dryer are awesome! New home, new mattress cover and out of our abundance, we have a BUNCH to donate