Archive for November, 2013

A trip to CO… for me?!

Nov
25

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Here’s how it started. We were pleasantly surprised to hear that 3 of our ‘next of kin’ were coming down for a visit “on their way to CO” for a conference, and to visit Melody (who is currently in CO)…

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…that’s when the idea popped into my little head that perhaps I could ride up to CO with them, to visit Melody and a dear friend, Brianna. After a few phone calls, permission granted, and the purchase of a $49 plane ticket home, I started packing my bags!

We left out Thursday morning. These ladies are very fun to travel with… =)

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…and they pack really good snacks! =)

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Guess what? Colorado has mountains! That was a grand sight for this Okie. =) Once we arrived in CO, we spent some time in Col. Springs with their relatives. 

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Spending time with Dianna and Michelle was a treat! We enjoyed some exciting adventures together – like tracking down Dutch Bros (on foot) to get some smoothies. =)

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Their kind uncle took us on a tour of Colorado Springs, including a visit to ‘Garden of the gods’ a.k.a. what I prefer to call ‘God’s garden’. Pretty fascinating rocks!

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The three adventurers. =)

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On Saturday we attended a conference at Kevin Swanson’s house on “Caring for the Elderly”. It was excellent. I thought they did a very efficient job covering the topic in only one day! I’m super grateful I got to attend!

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Saturday night we drove up to Windsor and surprised Melody who is attending Ellerslie there. She was completely shocked. =)

I was thrilled to be able to spend a few extra days in the Windsor area, thus getting to spend some quality one-on-one time with this girl! =) She is a key tool that the LORD uses in my life to draw me closer to Himself and spur me on in my Christian race.

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Did I mention they know how to pack the snacks – oh yeah!!! =)

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My friend Brianna was also in CO during the time I was there, and so we enjoyed lots of time together! “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.” Prov. 27:17

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(MOUNTAINS!!!) On Tuesday Brianna and I drove to Estes Park and spent most of the day touring the fun shops. You know you have a good friend when they point you to Jesus, not to themselves, but to Jesus. I am so blessed to know her as my sister in Christ.

Honestly, I felt like this trip was a big present set in my lap from the heart of a loving heavenly Father. He arranged the details better than I ever could have. It wasn’t too long, and it wasn’t too short, it was so perfect, and I was ready to come home and happy to see my family by Wednesday night when I flew in! =)

This verse has been an encouragement to me today and I pray it will encourage you as well as you continue you to look unto Jesus!

Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.” 1 Thess. 5:24

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Camp fires, marshmallows, wind, and family…

Nov
05

We went to Okmulgee again this year for our traditional family camping trip. We were so glad everyone got to come and be there! We had a total of 5 tents and 6 vehicles. So here’s lots of pictures from the trip for ya…DSC_0017
“How do we put this tent up?” 1 tent up, 4 more to go.
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Benj brought along his blow-up boat and took some pretty exciting trips out in the lake! Let’s just say the wind really picked up and wasn’t blowing towards shore like normal. =/
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Maggie was excited to be there but didn’t get to do alot because of having mono. She is a trooper! 
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We thoroughly enjoyed having Granny and Granddad come down on Friday to spend the day with us.
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Telling big stories!
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Friday afternoon we played lots of baseball, catch, and croquet in the field by our camp site cause it was a lot less windy over there! =D
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Playing out-field.
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*whack*…HOMERUN!!!
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We brought Calli along for the first time! She went crazy over the waves, I guess she thought they were alive!
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Playing 42 at night by the light of the lantern, oh yeah!
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We took the games to the tent so we the cards wouldn’t blow away. =) The wind blew so hard that the lake was white-capping 3 days in a row. =)
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Saturday evening we went on a hike, it was gorgeous!
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It was beautiful to sit and watch the sunsets and stars every night.
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Jammin it up and singing silly songs is one of our highlights! =)
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Abbie and her “pet”. =)
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While we were packing up on Sunday, we saw 2 bald eagles across the lake!
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Happy Fall from the Burnett family!
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