Monday, August 10, 2015

Arkansas // road trip

Two weeks ago, my family + I spent a week in Arkansas visiting family! It was a long trip, packed with lots of wonderful memories! We had a blessed time together, made new friends, and I could see God working in lives.

Here are some highlights from the trip: 
    [WARNING: lots of pictures!]

> staying in a motel Sunday night + sausage gravy over buscuts for breakfast
> playing car Bingo + other 'search' games our aunts put together for us
> opening letters from our aunts + candy and instant coffee packs

> Mom reading "Heaven is For Real" to us while we drive

> doing crossword puzzles while listening to Lamplighter Theatre stories

> dad getting us ice cream sandwiches

> stopping at McDonalds for supper + chicken sandwiches + fries (!!)

> being able to watch movies or listen to stories with our lap top

> singing in the truck

> getting Wendy's frosty's (dad ended up finishing two of ours! :S)

>  going for a walk with Mom and Aunt Heidi
> filming a music video with Heather (!!!)

> playing Settlers of Catan with Morgan, Skylar, and Heather
> Shipley Donuts (SO GOOD!)
> listening to Morgan and Heather play guitar + violin

> playing volleyball with cousins
> ice skating at a rink with new friends
> getting ice cream at Giant Cones + thrifting
c o u s i n s.
T i r z a h.

> getting to meet my blog friend, Ashley!!
Ashley is so sweet, and I am so glad it worked out to meet her + her siblings! <3
Heather, Ashley, and I

> meeting the Yoder family

> having breakfast with Shannon + Heidi + family and a special time of sharing + devotions together

> taking pictures of Shannon + Heidi's children and then family pictures
Uncle Shannon + Aunt Heidi

> playing volleyball with the youth after church

> taking pictures of Amy + Amber + Betsy + Katie + Ryan Sunday evening
f r i e n d s.
Amy + Amber
 Amy + Betsy

> singing at church Sunday night

> stopping at Subway for supper on the way home

> laying on the sidewalk at a rest stop at 3 AM looking at the stars
 > late night slushies from Speedway
~ ~ ~
While the trip was fun and we had a good time with family, I am glad to be home!! :) 

"It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High. To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night. For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands." Psalm 92: 1, 2, & 4


  1. I loved this! All of the in the vehicle games, food, reading, and singing sounds so fun. Those are some great ideas we'll have to try in the future when we travel. :) A music video!!... that sounds like a blast! :D Glad you had a great time with your family and friends! And awe, YOU are so sweet, it was so fun meeting!! Loved the family pictures of your aunt and uncle's family and the adorable pictures of the twins you got. :)
    Hope you are having a blessed day! <3

    1. Thanks for your sweet comment, Ashley!! It made my day! ♡

  2. Fun seeing the pictures, Tash. Especially liked the one of Uncle Shannon & Aunt Heidi and the family photo you took for them too.


  3. These are some great pictures! Sounds like you had a ton of fun! I love long road trips! : )

    1. We did! Thanks for your comment, Paige! ♡

  4. Sounds like a blast!! Family time is always the best!!


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