Deep in the Heart of Texas!

This was one awesome trip for Southern Raised!!!  I am a Texas fan now:)….loved the people and the unique and diverse scenery, some things that were a first for me to experience.

Southern Raised way down South!

The above pic was at an awesome mexican restaurant that we went to!  I am a mexican food fan:) and this was good!

Our trip began at the First Baptist Church of Buna Texas.  We played  on Saturday night, Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening!  Busy, busy, but oh so fun!:)  The church family was so sweet and so very hospitable to us and took such good care of us and our every need.  Big thank you to all the folks down in Buna!

Playing at the First Baptist Church in Buna Texas

Monday morning Southern Raised hit the road for the Gulf of Mexico and a Civil War battlefield on the Sabine Pass.  This was one action packed day!  Here are several pics from our adventures:)

Lindsay and a plant she found "cool":)!

Those that know me, realize my love for plants and interest in them.  Texas’ plant life was so diverse and interesting.  The above pic was of a plant that I thought was really unique and like nothing you would ever see in our part of the south!

Southern Raised at the Sabine Pass Battlefield( note the Texas flag flying in the background:)

Our visit to the battlefield was very interesting, learning about the battle and then watching enormous tanker barges coming up the pass was incredible!  Here at the battlefield we saw our first ALLIGATOR in the wild!!!!  I thought this was pretty neat……..from a distance at least:):)

ALLIGATOR!!!! ( sorry pic is so small!......like I said it was from a distance:)!!...lol

Here is a sign I have never seen in any park I have been in before!!!………..

We took heed to this!!!!!

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Lindsay and Sarah

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Southern Raised

Here are some pics of us at the Gulf of Mexico!!!  We were all so excited to get to go and see this!  We had a blast on the beach, just picking up shells and enjoying being together as a family!

Southern Raised at the Gulf

This was a treat getting our feet wet!:)………………………………………………………………….

Matt

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Emmie drawing in the sand

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Mama and Sarah walking the beach

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Mama and Daddy

I love that pic of Mom and Dad!…………………I am sooo blessed with godly, loving parents and I owe them so much!…………………………………………………………………………………………………

Sarah and Emmie walkin' and talkin':)

Here is a final pic to close with…………………..I feel so amazed at God’s awesome creation and what He has blessed us with to enjoy!  What a wonderful Creator!…………………………………………….what a blessed time we had way Down Deep in the Heart of Texas!

Southern Raised in the sand