the last of it

Well folks, here’s the last of our Texas/Mississippi trip pics 🙂  From Dallas/Fort Worth, we made our way to the city of Brandon, MS.  Branden seemed right at home 🙂

Babies in hotel beds.  I pray that they remember all the adventures our family takes with Wit & Folly, that trips are a positive and not a negative.  I will say, they love hotels because I may or may not have told them that hotel beds were specially engineered for jumping on (unlike the beds at home).  Also, you can run around in your pajamas and socks and have hotel breakfast and swim in the pool!  What’s not to love?

Branden taught at a creative ministry conference and he and I got to do a couple of things for the attendees.  We got some video, which I will share if I ever figure out how to edit/put it together!

After three days in Mississippi, we made our way back to the Lone Star State.  On the way, we stopped in the town of Vicksburg, MS.  If you’ve never been, I recommend it!  Vicksburg is a historical site for the Civil War, which means it has tons of beautiful, old buildings and sites where you can see artifacts from the war.  And it has a really cool playground.  After a four and six year old have been on the road for two weeks, being quiet at conferences and shuffled from one event to another, an hour at a park was like telling them, “Hey, it’s actually about you for a second.  Go wild!”

This kid and his serious face.  It’s actually his, “Can I go play now or are you still taking pictures?” face.

And right next to the park was a couple of old trains and a museum.  Vicksburg is pretty much a photographer’s dream town 🙂

Me and this stud

And of course a couple of touristy pics with a giant cannon!

Okay, so then we got back to Texas where got to stay with some awesome friends for a couple nights.  You should know that when we left Colorado, I was getting over bronchitis.  My symptoms had pretty much cleared up, except for a CRAZY cough which I couldn’t seem to kick.

At one point during the trip, my side started hurting BAD and I thought maybe I had pneumonia (not awesome) but after a few days, the pain started to subside.  But then…after we got back from Mississippi, I was coughing and felt a “pop” in my side = I couldn’t breathe without crying!  I have a pretty low tolerance for pain, so that probably didn’t help, but IT HURT!

We ended up going to the emergency room 🙁  This is the picture our nurse (who happened to have a degree in photography!) took

After a chest X-ray, the doctor thinks I had cracked a rib. Just a little :/  Nothing some time and pain meds couldn’t take care of.

After stopping by the pharmacy, we went by the grocery store and picked up an ice cream cake.  We were celebrating Branden’s 35th birthday!  Yeah, that was a weird day.

I love this picture – celebrating the hubster with good friends!  And the only candle in the house was the number 16 🙂

From there, we drove a few hours north and stayed a second time with the R family, our awesome friends we got to spend time with at the beginning of our trip.  Here’s their youngest – such a sweet baby!  Doing his part with the laundry as you can see 🙂

And just for good measure, we celebrated Branden’s birthday again, with his favorite meal and dessert and also a trip to Chuck E Cheese, because well, that’s just the kind of guy he is and the kids loved it 🙂

Here’s Branden blowing out the candles on a homemade apple pie.

So, that was our first Wit & Folly trip!  It was awesome and we are super blessed!  Excited to see where the Lord takes us next!

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