Welcome to Texarkana, Texas!!! Er, Arkansas.....Texas....Arkansas.
Texarkana, where you can be TWO places at once! :)
We were excited to meet our new and growing Texas team! We had a lovely dinner out at an AMAZING authentic local Italian joint. I was so busy stuffing my face with the best alfredo I have ever had, that I FAILED to get any photos. WAH!
I did however, get some pics with Lanya and Amber. These 2 are rocking and rolling in Texarkana, and I was honored to present them with their Elite rank name tags at our first class together. Woo Hoo!!
It was a full but FUN day! Am class, meet and greet, business overview and a pm class before we said our goodbyes.
We pulled out the next morning to head to Dallas area. We have classes planned in Oak Point, Denton and Andrews. If you are ever in any of the areas we visit and are interested in learning about oils, please message me! I would love to meet you at class! :)
I try to advertise them on our 4 little traveling Fergusons - RV Oilers FB page so you can not read about them AFTER I blog. :)
And just like that it was time to head to Bonham and the Dallas area for more classes....
We got into some pretty crazy weather on our drive to Dallas area!!!!! Thank the Lord for His safety! Tornado warning, hail and crazy strong winds that started to rip our awning covers. YIKES!
Dale's birthday came and went on on a busy class day, so we stole a quick date night afterwards. My favorite was the fried goat cheese balls in tomato relish. Mmm!
Sunday morning, the kids planned out and made daddy a birthday breakfast and the celebration continued the whole day.
We found a great place to worship and then Dale picked to eat at La Hacienda. We told the waitress it was his birthday while he was in the bathroom. Haha, he was less than impressed! ;)
Next up is Denton and Dallas area classes, then back to Kansas for a while!
We left the day after Thanksgiving, but not until after lots of fun with family and friends....if you followed the 4 little Ferguson's blog, you know we spend noon and after with Dale's crew, and dinner and games with mine.
These photos show the 18 leaf table, plus there are 3 other tables, that house all of us there. That's one big happy family! :)
We even had some surprise cousins from Philly pop in at my moms that evening. It's always a joy to see Jason and Karena!
Our social calendar leading up to Thanksgiving was the fullest it had ever been. We left exhausted, but it was so good to see everyone!
Even squeezed in some babysitting for Destiny, a girls day out with my BFF for a steak and lobster lunch, shoe shopping, and of course getting the kids together for a playdate......
My momma in law was wanting some help with her big tree at the restaurant before her private Christmas parties start. Dale was my human ladder,and we got the job done right! And yes, he is standing on a chair. He thought he was so funny dipping and swaying around. ;)
And because momma in law has recently redone her beautiful home and kitchen, she has new colors in her house.
Well, far be it from me to decorate her tree with her old color scheme, so I asked if she wanted a new one in her new colors......off to Hobby Lobby we went, and created the most beautiful theme!
Oh I just adore it! It's like a breath of fresh, cold, wintery air!
Being home was not without its challenges, in the midst of the fullest calender we have ever had, we moved too! Not really moved moved, but relocated the stored items from the future apartment side of our shed, to the RV side of our shed, anticipating the builder coming to start working on the apartment.
When his schedule got pushed back to January, and with the temperatures PLUMETTING, we made the decision to move the RV indoors. We were not wanting to deal with freezing kids and freezing burst pipes.
Sooooo, Dale moved the boxes BACK to the apartment side, in order to open up the shed side enough to pull the RV in to stay warm. He wrapped the pipes in insulation inside too. Yup, it was that cold.
We had pillows in front of the door and sleeping bags over the blankets on the kids beds, to stay warm. RV's are luxurious, but they are NOT designed for cold. We were fine, and the heater does a good job, just not ideal. :) Sophie agreed. It is PAST TIME to go to Florida!
After 3 plus weeks in Kansas, we were antsy to hit the road again. We headed south to what we thought would be warmer weather. Nope. It was cold and windy in Texas too! And they were calling for an ice storm later in the week. ACK!
We have a blossoming team here, so its important we see them again before hiding out for the winter. We wished we had more weeks so we could go deeper in Texas and see all the rest of the Texas doTERRA Dorothys as well!!!!
But made the most of it, coloring, playing games, swimming in the rv resort indoor pool, watching Christmas movies and just having fun. We ate our favorite restaurants and revisited some sites from past trips through as well.
The RV park we were staying at had a fun Longhorn Limo service that took you to dinner. Yehaw! We thought that'd be such a fun surprise for the kids......they loved it!
We were celebrating, and PRIME RIB and STEAK was on the menu! YUMMO!
A year ago on November 30th, we made the Diamond rank with doTERRA. To explain, Diamond rank is the 3rd from the top leadership rank, and for a long time was the ultimate goal of ours. We have hit Diamond many many times this year, but as of November 25th, we hit it organically, without any special planning or buying in. PRAISE THE LORD! I hope this is the new normal!!!! :) God is so good to provide for all our needs, and allow us to help others in the process, with life changing health.
We have been to Cadillac Ranch before, but we didn't have spray paint. That just isn't acceptable, so we tried tried again.
But that's a nother post, for another day!
It was a LONG haul from California to Texas, but we pushed HARD and used 2 LONG days to do it in time for our first class.
We saw some cool sites, beautiful sunsets, ate some good grub on Route 66, and had fun along the way.....
That's the best part of RV life, the joy is in the JOURNEY, not just the destination!
They take their oranges VERY seriously here in California!
Snack attack! New favorite: Veggie sticks with fiesta ranch dip. Found in the ranch dressing packet section, try it! Mmmm!
Get your Pie Fix on Route 66!
Hello, beautiful chocolate peanut butter.....
On long days we work hard to get the kids moving while Dale fills up with fuel. Stretching, doing jumping jacks and Rock Relays are always a favorite!
We arrived safe and sound, and right on time.
Our team members, and friends, are always the best hosts. We had a ball with Mr. Mark and Miss Vera!!! We parked in their BIG backyard and hung out in the evenings when we didn't have classes. This was our Mexican Fiesta night.
Mr. Mark is a MASTER Corn roaster, and check out his buttering method...
FULLY emerged in butter! YES PLEASE!
Our days were filled with easy lunches and school work. Nights, were full of classes and trainings!
Chicken Club lettuce wraps:
A little study sheet for my VISUAL learners! We are learning portions of Romans this year. Can you figure out which verses these are?
We have a favorite RV park we stay at a lot while we are in the Houston area, its just beautiful! It's called Fallbrook RV Resort. Check it out, nice digs, right?!
The kids ADORE the game room and free popcorn all day. And Ice, who knew ICE was such a treat until you didn't have it anymore!? ;)
While we were there, we had to get the windshield on the RV replaced due to a GIANT grapefruit sized splat mark a rock left us on our way to Utah.
Guess what that means for a fulltimer?
We were HOMELESS for the day!
Good thing we had the RV park game room and the pool at our disposal. We ordered pizza, ate some popcorn and played some games to kill time until we could swim swim swim the rest of the day away.
AAAAANNNNNDDDD, had a little fun with our sassy pants teenager, Destiny Joy ;)
Well, that's it from Texas, that and about 12 classes I don't have photos of. Haha! We love to educate people about Natural Solutions to their health care and teach them to have healthy happy homes using essential oils. If we are ever in YOUR area, we'd love to come teach YOU! You fill your kitchen table or living room, we bring the rest!
I love my job that doesn't feel like one! God is so good!
NEXT STOP, MISSOURI! And some fun surprises await my 4 little Fergusons...
See you soon!