Thursday, July 4, 2013

Warning – photo laden post…

Since I’ve last posted we’ve been busy, busy, busy…

We taken a few bike rides, nothing very long but those wonderful, glorious evening de-stressor type rides that make me go “ahhhh….”  Work has been very stressful lately so I treasure these evening rides.
IMG_1636  IMG_1600     IMG_1601      We outran a nasty storm while on the bike.  We had been getting a few sprinkles so decided to head for home but when we looked back after a few miles, this is what we saw.  Yikes!  Needless to say, we moved a bit faster at that point.  0519131357

We played at the park.  Our local small town has a very nice little park.  The grands love this wooden train.

We led another disaster relief team.  This time to Moore, El Reno and Little Axe, Oklahoma to assist in tornado clean-up.  While there we walked wheat fields picking up debris so the farmers could combine the wheat without running things through the combine that could total their machine.
Fellow blogger, Patti from Osage Bluff Quilter blog saw our posts on Facebook and her daughter works for Channel 9 in Oklahoma City so Patti told her about our team.  She sent a news crew out the next morning.  We were somewhat reluctant at first but were pleased with how it turned out.  Thanks Patti!  It was nice to see something positive on the news.
Here’s the link if you’d like to watch the segment.  No Excuses Disaster Relief
Our team also helped with a couple of house demos and general debris cleanup while in the area.
While in Oklahoma, I was also able to meet up with another fellow blogger, Saska.  We’ve followed each others blogs for a few years and were finally able to meet in person.  So glad she made the drive into OKC!  
Note: (me on the right) This is what mission trip hair looks like.  :(  Yikes!  No time to do much more than shower and go. :[

We’ve eaten out.
Deep fried oreos with a caramel sauce at a little local eatery called This Is It.  Amazing!  I wouldn’t want them too often but for a rare treat, yum-o!  Their burgers and salads are wonderful too!

And lastly, last night, we enjoyed fireworks with the grands and their parents.  No fireworks are complete without playing with sparklers while waiting for them to start.  :)

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HAPPY 4th of July my friends!


  1. Loved all the pictures and what fun to meet a blog friend face to face. Happy 4th to you and yours and I look forward to being a 'friend' too!

  2. You have been busy. I do believe those evening rides are the best. Me and my hubby have taken a few latley...Love them! So blessed to see your heart for missions especially disaster relief... To God be the glory...your mission hair looks does not matter...God is looking at your wonderful heart...Blessings!

  3. It is always fun to see blogger friends in person.

    Maybe someday we will get that chance.

    PS Sarah is moving to Orlando Florida in case you plan a mission trip there! LOL

  4. Looks like you are having a great summer! Mission hair is always flattering !

  5. Catching up with you. So thankful for your help in Oklahoma. I know those folks appreciated it . Great photos. We must plan our meet and eat.

  6. I have never had a deep fried oreo. A local ice cream shop sells them here but I'm sure it's one of those things I should probably never put in my mouth : ) Glad you had a good trip to OK!