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!