I Love Texas!

In no particular order….

These are some reasons why I love the South!!

Speed Limit 70mph on the highway-we felt like we were flying!

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Need I say more!  #1 with Diet Dr. Pepper, please….

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Texas Toast and Gravy!

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Any Mexican food is better than what we have up North!

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Paul loves their sweet tea!

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Beautiful tall pine trees in East Texas…love them!

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Beautiful cedar trees in East Texas; they’re beautiful!

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Churches on every corner!!  I absolutely love driving down the highway and seeing 6 or 7 churches all in a row…

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Wonderful billboards lining the highways…(OK, I’m being a little sarcastic b/c I think some of them are a little ridiculous, but they line the highways there!

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Do I need to talk about their gingerbread muffins and soft serve ice cream!  Yummy!

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I love it that every town has at least 1 (if not 2 or 3) Sonics in it…My parents have 10 Sonics within 15 miles of their house!

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There are TONS more reasons why I love Texas (including both of our families being there and some of our dearest friends) but for now, this is what we enjoyed this past week!!  And yes, we went out to eat A LOT!!

Mighty Mouse and Nascar Chocolate

We have a Mighty Mouse that lives in our house…

This mouse…

has escaped a glue trap (or two)

complete with poison and/or peanut butter

He dragged it to the middle of the room and got away…

This mouse…

dragged one of these chocolate Nascar candy wrappers…

into our shower!

The funny thing is…

We don’t have ANY chocolate in our house, so I’m not sure where it came from!!  Oh, the adventures of living at camp!!

Pay It Forward

Though I have never seen the movie, “Pay It Forward” I am intrigued by the idea.  I wonder what the world would be like if people offered a little bit more “random acts of kindness.”  (I am preaching to myself, as well, just not pointing my finger at other people.  There are definitely days that I don’t always feel like being “kind”).  Anyway, that was what Kid’s Club was about tonight.

I did the lesson on paying it forward.  I talked about the Rich Foolish Man in Luke 12.  There was a man who had an abundance of crop and nowhere to put it.  But, instead of giving it away, selling it or trading it, he was selfish and kept it for himself.  He tore down his small barns and built bigger ones to store his crop.  But, the Lord called him a fool and the man ended up dying, never enjoying the fruit of his labor because he was so selfish and greedy. 

So, I talked to the kids a little bit about what it meant to be selfish/greedy and what they could do to be “different” than the man in the story.  Then I presented a challenge…

They competed with each other to finish a word search.  Whoever found the most words received a prize…$2.00!!  But, the “catch” was that they were not allowed to keep that money; they had to Pay It Forward and help someone else.  ________ ended up winning…I explained to him what he had to do with it. 

I’m not going to keep him accountable nor am I even going to ask him next week what he did with it; that’s between God and him.  But, hopefully, he’ll use it for good.

Kid’s Club has definitely been a challenge for us…but in a good way…it’s so funny b/c one minute they will totally misbehave and not listen to you AT ALL but then the very next minute they are listening intently, asking questions, etc…sometimes I wonder…

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

Here’s our forecast for the next 4 days…

Do you see a pattern…a theme, perhaps…

It’s going to be very hard to work this week when it’s raining EVERYDAY!!  It just makes you want to curl up and go to sleep…

 

Tonight Tomorrow Tue Wed Thu  

Rain

Rain

Showers

Showers

Showers
 
High: 49°

Low: 42°
High: 46°

Low: 41°
High: 46°

Low: 41°
High: 47°

Low: 40°
High: 51°

Low: 39°
 

If you don’t like the weather…

In Texas there is a saying…”If you don’t like the weather, just wait a day…”

Maybe they say that in other states, too, but seeing as how I’ve never lived anywhere else, I don’t know…until now…

I’m going  to use that saying in Illinois, too.  Because…on Thursday morning it was 31 degrees and there was frost on the truck window.  Today it is 73 degrees and I am wearing shorts and a t-shirt…

What is that about?