For years, my family has made the reasonably short drive to Beavers Bend State Park in Oklahoma just as a little getaway from the hustle and bustle of our normal lives. This tradition started when my sister, Ashley, and I were little girls, and it has persisted into our adult years. There is something so wonderful and nostalgic about going back there with my family. Now, things are far different than they used to be. Things change. This weekend was an excellent occasion of quality time with my family. And you know what? I am still feeling pretty normal. Praise God! I have bouts of nausea here and there, but I mostly feel very well. That's because of my prayer covering. I'm convinced!
Here are a few looks into our weekend:
Me and Brian. Ya'll, can you please excuse my hair. I've just about decided that its only style is the absence of style. For several weeks I was thinking, "I just might have to get a hair cut. This mop is out of control!" But, I just can't seem to take a pair of scissors to it when I know it will likely be falling out again in a couple of months. So, I think I'll just let it do its thing. It keeps me humble :)Me and Ashley. Isn't she beautiful? She has the most exquisite blue eyes and vibrant red hair.
Sweet Baby Hensley. Such a big girl!
About 7 years ago, we (my sisters and I) took a picture on this slide. So, we decided to reenact our previous pose.
Chelsey, the Lioness
My husband is the greatest fire builder that you'll ever meet. It's one of his many useful skills. I love to watch him slave away to make the most impressive raging fire that you'll ever see. If he was left to survive in the wild, I have no doubt that his mad skills would carry him through. He's dreamy. ;)
Me and Dad. I like him. He's always been good at making sure that our family gets out of town together. That's important, I think.
Brian is taking a break to let the fire grow.
Maddox the Magnificent. Is that hat/boot combo not a riot? I couldn't help but crack up when I saw this ensemble.
Enjoying the blazing bonfire.
Unfortunately, the weekend ended much too soon, and we all had to return home to get ready for yet another work week. But, it was a real blessing for me to spend some time away with my dear family.
On another note, please pray for Maddox tomorrow. He is having his tonsils and adenoids out and tubes put in his ears. Though these are routine and minor, he is ours, and we can't help but wish for the moment when he is out, safe and sound. Pray for a quick, easy surgery without complications. And, pray for a speedy recovery for this little guy. Also, please pray for Ashley and Brian as they wait anxiously during their son's procedure.
Good night and good week!