Monday, July 23, 2012

Ohhhh, Texas!!

I LOVED Texas!!!!

I didn’t get to see nearly as much of it as I would have liked because we were so busy learning all weekend….which means that I am DEFINITELY heading back in February and hope to check out more of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area!! It was AWESOME! I caught a little glimpse of why all the Texans are so proud of their home state.

We really learned SO much and had an incredible weekend! I LOVE learning about health, nutrition, supplements, and leadership, so this was right up my alley! The motivational speakers and the chapel service this morning were all phenomenal as well.


{Big Jon & I were on stage….it seriously felt like the Miss America pageant and all my dreams were coming true! Hahaha…Really though, we earned a sweet all inclusive trip to the Biltmore in AZ this fall….we are pumped!}

So, for those of you who asked, yes I did plan on wearing my boots, but it didn’t happen in that 108! (I LOVED that weather though- I’m a hot weather kinda gal, so it was PERFECT for me!! Not complaining…)


So no boots. However, y’all WILL be proud. My hair was larger than life while we were there!!!! Hahhaa….(no, really…) This was my first time “carrying on” (I don’t know HOW to pack other than like I’m moving in somewhere!), so I didn’t have my normal shampoo/conditioner or other hair products. So I just let all my hair do it’s thang, and it was HUGE. Definitely made a statement!

I WISH I could post some pictures to show you, but get this…

I LEFT my i-phone on the shuttle from the hotel to the airport!

I realized as SOON as we walked through security and there wasn’t much I could do at that point. I was bummed, but I can always get a new phone, right? It wasn’t the end of the world, so I tried to keep a good attitude. Big Jon helped me focus on the positives and was really sweet the one time I *almost* started to cry. (Okay, maybe I did just a little!) I was most upset about not having my pictures!!! You’d think I’d be super tech savvy and have everything backed up and whatnot….but not the case. Lesson learned.

I did at least remember that I could track it though! My sweet Mama tracked that thing and stayed on the phone with the shuttle company while we were getting on the airport (yes, she is the BOMB! but no, I didn’t say that out loud to Jon in the airport)……and guess what….they found it!! Woo hoo!! One of our friends is still in TX and going to pick it up for me in the morning!

I did learn that I have a ridiculous attachment to my phone, so this might have been a good little break for us. Really…I felt like I was having withdrawals. I’m a texting freak, and I feel LOST without it!

Here is the only picture I have (so far) after ALL DAY of traveling…so no, I wasn’t rockin’ my big hair yet. But, I LOVE how adorable my precious hubby looks in this! I mean, he’s a totally stud (duh!), but he just looks so cute in this one!


Overall though, we LOVED Texas and CANNOT wait to go back!!!

Like I said, We are heading back in February for THIS….and we are pretty pumped because we get to see some special guests like Michael W. Smith, Jason Whitten, Drew Brees, and George W. Bush!!!

Maybe some of you pretty Texan ladies can join us for the conference (seriously, it was phenomenal!) or come meet up for dinner one night?!?  Sounds like a plan to me!!


Emily said...

Hey Danielle! I found your blog through Skinny Runner and I love it! I just wanted to say thanks for being an example to others. I have ordered the Eat Clean book because I want to know more about the lifestyle. I have a one year old so I am very interested in becoming healthier Also, I have started reading Lies Women Believe and it is helping me a lot. I know the Lord brought me here because I have been asking him to place people in my daily life that would make me better!

I hope you have a great day!

Emily T. said...

I absolutely love your blog! I'm glad you had a wonderful time in Texas. I'm from the Dallas area. I think you should have a little meet up next time you're in town :)

God bless

Curly Pink Runner said...

I was so relieved to read that you will be reunited with your phone! :) One day while I was out running I dropped me iphone and did not realize it! It has a white case and of course -- it was winter and I was running in snow in an unfamiliar neighborhood. When I got back to the house and realized that I had dropped it-- I immediately burst into tears! I was soo upset! I went back out and prayed to ask the Lord to help me find it- and I found it in less than ten minutes! Totally a God thing!! I was so happy I cried even more! :)