Weekend Recap: Miss AR, Bible Study, and a Gram Update

So, I have lots to tell you about from my weekend!
First off, I have a new Bible study that I have started from She Reads Truth.  I’ll explain it in more detail tomorrow, but I LOVED this verse I read over the weekend.  It is from the Message translation.  “This is your Father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you what you need.  With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply.” 

Friday after work, I headed to Hot Springs fro Miss Arkansas!

It was a great time!  My best friend Alden and I go each year, and I LOVE it.  It is a big social event where we see lots of friends!
Best friends! 🙂  So thankful for this girl!
We saw one of our Tri Chi little sisses, Jenna.  Jenna’s sister Abby was competing and she did great.
We also saw some more Tri Chi friends.  This is Lauren (a girl who was a couple years older than me, and mentored me with Tiger Tunes stuff and showed me how to have fun), Alden, Me, and Pooh (a couple years younger and the sweetest, most dependable friend you could have!
 We laid out for a few hours on Saturday and then got ready for the pageant. 
This is Kaitlyn (Alden’s friend who came with us!), Alden, and me.
Our friends did pretty well Saturday night with several making the Top 10.  Sloane Roberts won, and she very much deserved the title.
Sunday, I snuggled with this little guy!  I love Cabo!

We had lunch and then went to visit Gram!
Gram has been transferred to the nursing/rehabiliation home.  The surgery is showing some improvements, but she has a long way to go.  She is beginning to regain some movement, starting to feed herself.  She will start therapy today to work on walking, stairs, and also fine motor skills.  However, she is still pretty confused about things.  While her speech abilities are back (and BOY is she talkative!), but she is not clearly remembering details.  She was talking about a friend who lives right down the street from her, and she said “She lives on Devon and Central”  well, those are streets in Chicago close to where Gram lived over 15-20 years ago. However, the doctors have told us to correct her on the big stuff (where she is, who is she, what happened) but not on the little details.  It doesn’t really matter at this point where she thinks her friend lives. 
We are praying that she cooperates in therapy and continues to improve.  We are also praying for her stubborn nature to dissolve.  She gets pretty stubborn with the nurses at meal times.
After visiting Gram, I came home and took a nap, then hit the road. I got to listen to some new road tunes: Hanson’s 5 of 5 cd in the DVD set!  Mom got me this for my birthday and I LOVE it!  It is a 5 DVD set of live concerts, and then a CD of live music.  You know I love some Hanson, so I adore that I can have a live concert on demand. 🙂

I came home and visited with Tyler and his mom before crashing pretty late.  Today is work, chiropractor, and water aerobics after work.  A good Monday.
Have you ever been to a pageant?  Was it toddlers and tiaras style? Or more like a Miss America pageant (which is what Miss Arkansas is….the Arkansas state title for qualifying for Miss America).


  1. Sounds like you had a busy weekend. I know Jenna and her family. Her mom was my teacher for 3 years in junior high. Abby looked gorgeous in the pictures her mom posted.

  2. I’m doing the She Reads Truth devotionals too! I love it so far!

    Love that red dress you wore! I’ve never been for the Miss Arkansas pageant but would love to go! Maybe I can get a group of friends together to go next year! Looks like so much fun!

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