Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Much Needed Time Away

Mark and I are currently on a little vacation get away in Tulsa, OK!  It has been absolutely fun!  Actually it is quite a funny story as to how we got here. . .

We were planning on going camping with Reid and another couple in Broken Bow, OK.  Later on though the other couple wasn't able to make it.  Mark and I were still going to go, but last minute that fell through for various reasons.  You would think we would be bummed, and we kind of were, but we war still going to go to the local lake here and spend time camping and being lazy.  So with that in mind, Mark set off Tuesday night with my dad and brother to play golf while I stayed back with the Reid Man.  After I got the munchkin in bed I got a text from our friends Brant and Amy saying they were going to Skype us.  I get on the computer and start Skype only to find out that Mark's twin brother, Blake, was sitting at their house in Tulsa!  We talked for a long time. So long in fact Mark ended up coming back home in the middle of mine and Amy's conversation.

We talked to them a little bit longer.  By this time it is around 9:30.  They had heard our vacation plans fell through and on a whim said "Come up here and see us!"  To my surprise Mark says, "Are y'all serious?  Because we will be there."  They tell us to come on, and ask when we would start out.  Mark says "As soon as we get packed, that way Reid sleeps all the way there."  Everyone is in disbelief and looks to me, expecting that I will be the voice of reason and say we should wait until tomorrow.  However I say "Why not!"  Everyone cheers and we hang up and start frantically packing and getting everything in order.  By 10:30 we are packed and on the road!  We drive all the way and end up in Tulsa by 3:30 A.M.  Needless to say Mark got to sleep in some!

We have had a blast while we have been here.  Brant and Amy have two little kids, a boy who is 4 and a baby girl who is only 4 days old than Reid!  To give you a little back story, Mark, Brant, and Amy grew up together and were in each other's weddings.  They were Mark and my first couple friends really.  I met Amy while Mark and I were dating and have gotten to know her real well.   We have watched them have a wonderful marriage and become wonderful parents.  Long story short, we just love them!  They have been generous hosts and we have enjoyed just getting to relax and play with the kids as well as have fun with each other.  We have played in the sprinklers, with a slip-n-slide, swam, ate some TASTY food (Amy is a wonderful cook!) and have played transformers, good guys and bad guys, soccer, and any other assortment of things that are all boy!

They boys played golf a few times while Amy and I stayed here with the kids, sewed, and cooked.  I cannot tell you how nice it was to be with a friend who is doing the same thing I am doing every day.  And enjoying it!  Not only that, but thriving!  She encouraged me so much and doesn't even know it!  It was so nice to just be around friends who love Jesus, love each other, love their kids, and love us!  We have had a wonderful visit, are sad we have to leave, and can't wait to get back together again!

1 comment:

Liz @ thequickjourney.blogspot.com said...

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I can say it was one of the best decisions I've made, next to breastfeeding and making my babies' homemade organic babyfood.
I loved cottonbabies.com to order from b/c they offer free shipping. I love bumgenius 4.0 diapers along with flips covers w/ stay-dri inserts. Those are hands down my faves. I spent less than $300 on my stash for my little guy. I initially bought enough to last me 2 full days, so I didn't have to wash every day. I haven't bought diapers for months now.
We are planning on having more, so I can reuse them and save the $$$$!!

THis is a great site to peruse:
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along with

theclothdiaperwhisperer

sorry this comment is super long!!