I've said it before, and I'll certainly say it again, but I've missed this corner of the internet. After a lot of blogging talk in my world lately (Hi Lauren, Lisa and Karen!), I decided I needed to dust off the cobwebs and visit again, hopefully a little more frequently than I have been in the last year or so :) I decided #FridayFavorites was a perfect way to reenter blogland!

My first FAVORITE is that we recently got a storm shelter installed! Our house was only a few years old and in perfect condition when we bought it, so we haven't had to "fix" much of anything - the only thing that comes to mind is a bathtub that wouldn't stop running! Instead of having to fix, we've been able to enjoy living in it. However, there are a few upgrades I want to do, and top of the list was installing a storm shelter! After a fairly active storm season, Matt witnessed the extent of my fears and we arranged to have one put in ASAP.

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Thank you to the Chickasaw Nation for providing grants to your citizens (even those of us not living in the boundaries!) to help make shelters more affordable! I'm so thankful to belong to a tribe who truly cares about their people. If you're local and looking for a shelter company, I recommend FlatSafe. They have showroom in Yukon and can do in-garage shelters on existing homes. They were also quick to get an installation date and really easy to work with - everyone I talked to was really nice!

My second FAVORITE is that it's SEPTEMBER!! I love September - football starts, fall starts, basketball is around the corner, there's a stock show, oh and FOUR of my favorite guys have birthdays! That's right, from the 19th-24th we will celebrate Trapaw, Matt, K and Kale all turning another year older.

Speaking of football, I've been writing this post for about 2 hours, but I keep getting distracted. I sat down to write and watch OSU's first game of the season. I'm hoping this game is just a fluke and not a sign of how the season is going to go. I didn't anticipate the Pokes struggling this much against CMU. It looks like we just need to give the QB the ball and let them run because that seems to be all that's working... Fingers crossed things start looking up ASAP! (Update: by the time I finished this, the game wasn't yet over and my Cowboys are up 24-13, so let's hope this continues!)

Another FAVORITE is that September is #HungerActionMonth! It's time to take action in the fight against hunger and help our neighbors in need. Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states in the nation, with 1 in 6 Oklahomans struggling with hunger, including 1 in 4 children. Click to learn more about hunger in Oklahoma, and if you're interested in learning how you can fight hunger, click here or contact me. Not in Oklahoma? Find your local Feeding America Food Bank here and get involved in the fight against hunger. If you're in central or western Oklahoma and need help with food, click here to find a Regional Food Bank partner agency near you.

The last thing I'm going to highlight today was my FAVORITE weekend this summer - our summer vacation! We spent 4th of July weekend in Nashville with my parents and brothers. I was SO excited! I'd never been to the Grand Ole Opry, and we went ON July 4 with Vince Gill performing! So, pretty much the best night we could've picked :) We also toured the Country Music Hall of Fame and I just loved the Trisha Yearwood exhibit!

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Happy Friday, friends! Have a great long weekend! Maybe I'll even see you soon for a weekend update ;)

1 comment:

  1. Yay G! I'm so glad you dusted it off! When you don't have a Friday favorite I'll send a cough cough your way! ☺️