Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Back to Life

Back to Life. Back to Reality. Back to....oh wait, that is a song ! But certainly how I felt having come home from one of the most fun and successful trips I've had in quite awhile.

My Sweet Momma has taken Jenna and I on girls trips since Jenna was about 10. We usually go somewhere within 4 to 8 hours away, always driving and spend a weekend or so just enjoying one another. We shop and eat out, sleep in and stay up late. It has been such a gift my Mom has given to both Jen and I all these years!

This year we had a goal and that was to get some things for Jenna's dorm room. She will be moving into her dorm in mid August. We decided making a trip to IKEA would be our best option and definitely the best prices. Jenna was able to get everything she needed and even some stuff for her roommate as well. She got a complete closet system, curtains, pillows, bathroom towels and a shower caddy, sheets, duvet cover, rugs, dishes...the list goes on and on. She got it all for around $300. Unbelievable! Truly a blessing!

We also went to an AWESOME Outlet Mall. We literally shopped til we dropped. Then on the last day we went to downtown McKinney Tx. and walked around. It was the cutest, most quaint little downtown area! The shops were so cool and then we went into a restaurant and caught the womens soccer game. So sad they lost but happy that Japan had something to celebrate!

The Lord blessed us with time together, laughing, bonding, relaxing, and we met some of the nicest people along the way! It is always fun to see who the Lord allows us to meet on these trips!

So now, it is back to reality. We are still in the 100+ temperatures! Our Governor has called us to pray for rain! How awesome is that!??!?! Of course, there were those who were upset with the word "Pray" but this is really affecting our Farmers, animals, and the elderly too. We have set some serious records with the temps this summer. So if you don't mind...Can you help us pray for rain in Oklahoma and for all of those affected by this heat! Thank you soo much! We have had to be put on water rationing and for now we can water only on certain days but if we don't get the rain we may lose the option to water AT ALL! OY!

I pray you all had a blessed weekend and are staying COOL! Have missed you all! Will be getting around to say hi soon ....