Arrived home around 8am from one of the most AMAZING weekends I’ve had in a very long time. This was some super God ordained stuff that I needed SO incredibly badly! The only thing I did NOT get that I needed was SLEEP, but that’s okay. I needed the other stuff more!

Left Des Moines at 6pm last night with tornadoes warnings clipping at our heels. We went an alternate route to outrun them, and SUPER glad we did, because we could see the horrific clouds right around the spot we would have been if we’d taken the other route.

Arrived in St. Louis about 11:30 to Amy’s house. I slept on and off for about 2 hours and left out around 2am.

Yes, I am more than a little tired right now.

And thankfully, despite a pretty nerve wracking pastoral premonition yesterday, both Amy and I arrived home SAFE and SOUND and I’m proud to report that we are NOT DEAD! WOOT!!!

(the sermon at our friend’s church was heavy on the subject of death and the reminder that we are all mortals and could die at any moment… needless to say two out-of-towners fixing to roadtrip a combined total of 12 hours with the weather calling for tornados… we were more than a little anxious!!!! Was God trying to tell us something????)

But we did lots of praying (all the while knowing worst case scenario meant we get to see JESUS face to face) and we made it home in one piece! Thank you JESUS!!

I have SO many pictures I could post… but this one is my fav so far.

I love my alleycats. BEYOND blessed to have these fantastic women in my life! I’ll blog a different day about what all God taught me and about the fantastic experience… but you don’t want me being overly serious right now. My brain is pretty much the consistency of cream-of-wheat. Momma needs SLEEP!!!



  1. First I was afraid, I was petrified…. 😉

    So glad to have journey through the wind and rain with such an amazing friend and believer! Guess it just wasn't our time, huh? haha!

    So so so very glad you made it home safe. You are welcome to crash at the Simpson house anytime. HUGS!

    1. Awww, you were such a sweet hostess… and your hubby was so sweet to prepare a spot for me too! THANK YOU!!

  2. I'm so glad the weekend was so awesome! I love seeing the pictures!

    1. We MISSED YOU dear Sherrinda!!!!!!!!!

  3. so glad you got the relaxation and restoration that you needed. sounds like a great weekend and I am also glad that you made it home in one piece!

  4. What an awesome time! Always ecstatic to get together with the gang. 🙂

    1. Yes, it was amazing! Looking forward to NEXT YEAR now!!!

  5. This cracked me up…in a good, glad-the-premonition-did-not-come-true kind of way! What a guilt trip for me (and Gus) if it had!! Sooooo glad to see you this weekend! Love ya!

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