Texas was amazing. The idea that I had of Texas was blown away this week. Normally I think of words like barren, dirty, and sizzling hot to describe the great TX. After having experienced east Texas though, my viewpoint has changed.
It is so beautiful! My goodness, all those trees! All that green, lush foliage! All the miniature ponies!
I got to spend a few days with my sister and her family after not having seen them in a few years, so that was the absolute best part of the trip. She lives on a farm in between two small towns and it was refreshing to smell that earthy, 'farm' smell. Not fertilizer mind you, just the trees and the grass...all those wonderful natural smells.
Eight or nine hours in the car each way there was a small price to pay. I stopped at Jack in the Box (a fast food place) which was sort of exciting because I hadn't been to one in over 10 years. The tacos weren't as good as I remembered, but the jalapeño poppers were gooo-oood.
Anyhow, I am up to a whole lot of nothing this weekend. I'm laundering a bunch of baby clothing that my husband's family passed along to me. Grilling some bratwurst. Baking the Pioneer Woman's Peach Crisp with Maple Cream Sauce. Creating a budget for the month of August. Oh! We're starting the Dave Ramsey Money Makeover plan and we are beyond excited! If we can follow this plan and be diligent, we can get out of debt totally in 9-12 months. Woot!