taking over texas

Well, our week in Texas actually started with a weekend with family in Virginia! They came up to see us, and then we headed back down to the lower south at about the same time. We LOVE when family comes in town, and it was especially fun that we got to celebrate Valentine’s Day together, which consisted of Sunday brunch on our makeshift dining table in the living room.

This picture is for everyone wondering how John Luke landed in the picture I posted on instagram haha!
It was super cold, but Rowdy was ready to get outside and play, so we drove to the “Snowflex”. I mean only at Liberty (literally only at Liberty unless you go to Europe) will you find a snowless mountain you can actually tube down. We seriously go to the coolest university. And with the prettiest view.

Then the next morning we woke up to a winter wonderland. 
That meant we were snowed in at the house whoop whoop!

But it also meant both of our flights were canceled Monday and Tuesday morning. So John Luke and I drove 3 hours to catch our connecting flight in Charlotte, while Korie and Rowdy (along with Pippa) headed out of town to another flight too. Everyone made it out though!
John Luke and I headed to Texas for the week (warm weather…YAY!) We traveled with this week-long tour called Ignite and got to speak to teenagers and young adults about our life and faith. We started out in Houston, drove to San Antonio, then flew to Dallas, for a night there and a night in Fort Worth. Despite all the traveling, we did get to squeeze in a trip to the Dallas zoo and eat some good food. 


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25 responses to “taking over texas”

  1. Taylor West says:

    I love your blog! What are you studying at Liberty?

  2. Amanda says:

    I love your new blog design MaryKate!! Its so cute!!!! 🙂 I was just wondering. What's one of your favorite meals to cook for yourself and JohnLuke?


  3. Oh my goodness, that first photo is the best!! Those snowless-tubing things sound so cool too, I'd love to try that sometime. Your eyeliner is fabulous, by the way;)

  4. Mimi Ho says:

    I live in Fort Worth! I hope you got the chance to experience downtown Fort Worth at night. It's such a romantic and cute spot!


  5. i love love love reading your blog!!!

  6. My boyfriend and I are from Houston and we drove to Fort Worth for Ignite because the other days didn't work for us, however, the 4 hour road trip was very worth it! We were inspired!

  7. It was a pleasure seeing JL and you at IGNITE in Dallas. Y'all are the prime example of what positive Godly role models look like. Starting my second semester in college it's encouraging and reassuring to read your blog and see other people continuing to live out their faith and stay true to themselves even though that doesn't seem to be the norm in college. And I absolutely loved the advice you gave at IGNITE and to hear some yours and JL advice about getting married at a young age. Y'all's story is absolutely the sweetest love story and one that I hope my marriage will be like one day. Thanks for coming to Texas and making IGNITE an unforgettable night. Although, my biggest regret of the night was definitely not running up to the stage to ask a question and for a picture. Haha

  8. Your new design is beautiful. You are such an inspiration, Mary Kate. I love reading up on what you and John Luke are up to. I have to know – what are you drinking in the juice cup? Take care!

  9. girl C says:

    Thanks for posting the picture of how John Luke landed. I was really curious! PS I love your new blog format.

    girl C

  10. Where is your thumb ring from?? So cute! I love your blog by the way 🙂

  11. Tavniah Dyer says:

    Love reading your blog Mary Kate!!!!! You are such an inspiration! You should comment where you get your clothes from because they are super cute!

  12. Bre Puryear says:

    Your live sounds so fun! I wish I had known you were driving through Charlotte I would have met ya at the airport and bought y'all a coffee 😉 Liberty/Lynchburg looks so fun too. I can't wait to apply there in a couple years!

  13. Grace Rivers says:

    Love your blog! You are such an inspiration. Love the new blog format!

  14. Love that your blog has so many pictures! It really emphasizes your writing 🙂

  15. itshailey says:

    This blog is seriously my new addiction. You guys are so stinking adorable 🙂

  16. Mary Kate I love your blog so much! And I love your new theme by the way 🙂

  17. Everything is so precious!!! When I see y'all around campus and say a prayer that things are going well and that y'all are acclimating well. Hope to meet you some time soon!

  18. I love the joy that you constantly exude in your blog posts, Instagram posts, and how Jesus is always at the center of your joy! You are an inspiration Mary Kate and I am so humbled by the way you and John Luke are pursuing Christ and enjoying the life He has blessed y'all with and experiencing it to the fullest and glorifying Him every step of the way! Thank you for being a beautiful reminder of what it is to be a daughter of The King!

    -Scotti Beth Lawson

    Instagram name: scottibethlawson

  19. Such a cute little family you have!! You are truly an inspiration! Love the new blog look!!
    IG: @batzkids

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