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Treehouse Getaway

I had the best time EVER at the Lofty Lookout Treehouse in Eureka Springs, Arkansas! Seriously, it was the most relaxing, most indulgent place I’ve stayed….ever. Part of the reason was that, being January, many of the restaurants and shops were closed for the winter season.

Don’t get me wrong, we found some excellent places to eat some delicious food, but there wasn’t much going on around town. We ended up in the treehouse, watching movies, reading books, watching the birds, and taking naps. It was just what we needed.

It was very cold while we were there, with a few inches of snow on the ground. But, I have to say that the floors in the treehouse were HEATED and I could walk around barefoot and be warm! We lit fires in the pretty fireplace and enjoyed getting away from the hustle and bustle of life.

I think going in the fall would be a wondrous time to go back! Up among the vibrant, colorful leaves on the trees in the fall would be the time to go. Ahhhh….another year, perhaps.
So as you read this, I will be at work, trying to catch up on a week’s worth of work. Hopefully, I can get back into the swing of things, but it’s not likely. Goodness, I’ve been off for three weeks straight and it will take a day or two to get back in the groove of insanity.

If I don’t respond to all your comments, you will know that I just collapsed in bed early, okay? Am I whining? I promised to not pull out the cranky pants, so I better slap a smile on my face!

Yall have a great day!

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My 25th Anniversary!

Tomorrow is my Silver Wedding Anniversary. You heard right! It’s my 25th anniversary! Impressive, I know. And I am really feeling older now. More mature, right? *snort*

I met my husband, John, when I was 17. I had graduated high school, and moved to Houston, Texas to attend a Bible school that was affiliated with his chuch. (His dad was the preacher.) I moved there two weeks before I turned 18.

On my 18th birthday, John presented me with a dozen roses. Well, that was that, and we began dating. We dated for a year and he proposed on my 19th birthday, down on the beach at Galveston. Very romantic. We were married 4 months later, which I know is way too fast!

We have four wonderful children, one beautiful daughter-in-law, and one fat cat.(not so pleased about the cat) We’ve lived in 2 states, 4 cities, and have been at 6 churches.

Life has been full of blessings and I am forever grateful that God led me to a wonderful man whose laughter lifts my heart, whose faith keeps me grounded, and whose love holds me close.

I will be unplugged this week since my husband is taking me to Eureka Springs, Arkansas to stay in a treehouse! I told him I would leave the laptop at home, but would take a book or two…or three. Here is a link to see the treehouse we will be staying in! The Lofty Lookout Treehouse.

So have fun this week without me. I know I may have withdrawals being away from my laptop that long, but I am looking forward to the rest, relaxation, and being with my best friend in the world.