Christmas Lights at Rhema

One of the best traditions during the Christmas season is going to walk around the millions of lights covering the grounds of Rhema Bible College.  We lucked out this year with a lovely "warm" evening around 47degrees! Although crowded it is always a breathtaking view looks at the sea of lights! 


The Stuff of Childhood

There are some evenings that are just sweet and memorable for nothing more than good food, warm fires, and time spent with loved ones making memories that will be cherished for years to come. Playing house with Mamma and building the tallest towers with Papa.  The evenings always end with Papa monster scarring the kids by surprising them through their car windows and the chorus of delighted squeals. 

I'm so thankful that our children get to grow up with all their grandparents who love them throughly.

Crafting with Bebe

Every year when I pull out our Halloween decorations from years past I notice they all have something in common.  They were all made with love and Bebe!  This year was no exception.  And they are all proudly displayed in their rooms.  Some stickers still remain...





Chalk it up! Broken Arrow, OK | Art festival

Chalk it up! Broken Arrow, OK | Art festival

Downtown Broken Arrow host an annual arts festival every year. On a whim we decided to go walk around since the weather was do nice!

Chalk it up! Broken Arrow, OK | Art festival
Chalk it up! Broken Arrow, OK | Art festival

Jack apparently loved discovering new places and wanted to visit every store in the Rose District. 

The kids were inspired by the time we got to the kid zone and they tried their hand at chalking it up!
This is the "buffalo"
Beginning of an artistic music note.
They even had a few street performers entertaining the crowd.
Chalk it up! Broken Arrow, OK | Art festival
Chalk it up! Broken Arrow, OK | Art festival

Other submissions that were still in process. If you can make it back tonight you can see the finished pieces and view the winners.

Chalk it up! Broken Arrow, OK | Art festival
Chalk it up! Broken Arrow, OK | Art festival
Chalk it up! Broken Arrow, OK | Art festival
Chalk it up! Broken Arrow, OK | Art festival




2016 Vacation Road Trip | Day Two | LAFAYETTE, LA and NEW ORLEANS, LA

Day Two and we are off to our next state Louisiana!  I lived here for several years in my 20's and haven't really been back.  We were headed through Louisiana so I thought we could make it to Lafayette for lunch.  I took the family to my very favorite poboy shop called Old Tyme Grocery.  They have THE BEST shrimp poboys ever!
Not sure what this new pose is Jack is doing but hopefully he stop soon!

After our bellies were full I took them over to the University of Louisiana of Lafayette's campus to see the real (but contained) swamp.  They are known to have alligators and that day they were all hungry for some kids because they all came swimming our way.    These are not tiny alligators!  Savannah spied the first one right underneath her feet.  The barrier in some places only comes up to their knees so we had to watch a few of them pretty closely.

That night the plan was to spend the night in New Orleans.  Grant and the kids had never been there and I thought they would really enjoy seeing the Mississippi and eating Beignets so that was the plan. It was so fun to be back in New Orleans if only for a night.  The kids loved Beignets for dinner and the walk along the Mississippi was great.  Luke thought the trolley cars were the best!  He has a trolley at home from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood so he recognized them right away!

 Up next Alabama....

















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