Hi, friends!

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been very quiet on this blog this summer. Our family has been very busy this summer so I thought it would be fun to write a post sharing a few of our adventures.

In June, my dad had a neck surgery so I traveled to Oklahoma to stay with him for a few days in the hospital. When I told him I was coming, he said “Okay but only if you wear your awesome mohawk!”. This is us in the hospital before he went back for surgery:

His surgery went great and he is recovering well. Shortly after his surgery, we took our kids to Florida where we stayed on the beach in Fort Walton before we headed to Orlando for Disney World.

The night before we left Fort Walton. The emerald coast was beautiful!

This was our first trip to Disney World and we had a blast. I plan on doing a separate blog post with some inside tips on making the most of your Disney trip.

Our first day at the Magic Kingdom. It truly was magical!

I highly recommend buying the photo pass so you don’t have to worry about taking your own photos!

We went to all four Disney parks (Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot & Hollywood Studios). More to come on all we did later!

On our way home from our vacation, we got the call that Papaw (my husband’s grandfather) had been put on hospice. We were thankful that we got to stop and see him before he passed away the next week. My grandparents passed away when I was young so when I married Matt his took me in as their own. Papaw will be greatly missed.

With Papaw & Grandma Gilbert at our wedding 12 years ago.

Our family after Papaw’s funeral.

This last week I made one final trip up to Oklahoma before school starts in the Fall. My dad is unable to drive because of his neck surgery so I drove him around a few days. I even got to hook up a trailer and haul some hay! It took me back to my country roots.


We also were able to stay and be a part of the Picture in Scripture Amphitheater. My parents opened this outdoor, Christian amphitheater when I was 1 year old and have since produced 3 plays. The first was the story of Jonah, next was Elijah and this summer the new play is “The Damascus Road”. It is located in Northeast Oklahoma and I highly recommend the trip to see it and all the animals. Our kids love it!

Our family dressed up to be in some crowd scenes.

Me with my dad at the amphitheater.

This week I am headed back to Texas to start gearing up for back to school and work on upcoming projects. I am releasing a 21 Day Faith & Fitness devotional and workout plan soon (stay tuned for more details). I’ve also been traveling and speaking at Women’s conferences, working on the Declare Conference (do you have your ticket yet?!) and helping with some new and exciting things at our church.

I don’t know about you, but after all of my summer traveling I am ready to get back into a routine! Which is why I am excited to collaborate with other bloggers to bring you the Summer Blessing Giveaway. Check out all that is included in the giveaway bundle:

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