A Place To Make Memories

KN Root Beer means more to me than they realize. My dad, Bobby Waylon Price, is from Graham, Tx and his father, my grandfather, still lived in Graham while we lived in Fort Worth growing up. I remember the hot summer days after playing with the box of toys my grandpa had stored in his front closet that consisted of spin tops, yo-yos, and a fake telephone (my favorite), my dad would rave about the best tasting root beer and how we just had to stop there!

There is a lot about this little place that makes me smile. The ice cream bar, the small town service where they make you feel at home, and the tables with pictures of the town’s history.

Moving to Graham was one of the best experiences. Not just because my husband and I have had the privilege of being apart of an amazing community, but also because when I sit at one of the booths and I order a frozen mug of root beer, I imagine my dad as a kid with bright red hair and blue eyes. I imagine that he would walk in there after playing outside in his torn up jeans and pay for a drink with the money he got from mowing lawns. That although there wasn’t much money at home, he could sit there and taste the richness of the root beer and smile.

Moving to Graham has given me a piece of my dad that I never knew I was missing out on and KN Root Beer has been a huge part of that. I am sure you can imagine my excitement when my husband and I first moved here and I got to show him “The Spot”. The one my dad talked about, the one I talk about, and the one we all talk about.

My dad, now rooted in Fort Worth, successful, happily married to my beautiful mother for over 30 years, and a strong Christian had memories at a place, that probably thought they were just serving another little red headed boy, but they made memories that will last generations.

Thank you, KN, for being a source of happiness for my dad, for me, and for those that come after me.

Cheers!

Ps. I love you dad

things I love at KN:

1. Root beer float

2. Loaded fries

3. Fried Oreos (as seen in above photo)

Reviewed

Hey friends! I am starting a new adventure to kick off something that not only I find fun, but also extremely helpful. If you have hung around my blog for a while then you know that January 6th, 2019 my husband and I made the move from living down town Fort Worth where we drove our mopeds to work and walked to any event to living in a small town 2 hours outside of the city. We traded city lux for country peace and we LOVE it! The community of Graham, TX is probably the best in the whole country. Everyone is just so nice!

One thing we did notice is that when people from the city come out to visit they have a hard time finding where to eat, what to do, and what are the things about this town that make it so special. I have decided to make a category that people can go to when they travel here to read reviews of the different business in town, recommendations, and fun tips about the town.

I have fallen in love with this place. Who would have known that this city girl that has always sworn she would never live in a small town would be here thriving in it. Because I have fallen in love with it I want others to be able to know why and all the different things to do here. It’s true this is a great summer town since it is the home to one of the most beautiful lakes in Texas, Possum Kingdom Lake, but there is so much more it has to offer. I’m excited to share my home with everyone and give you a guide in case you ever do want to come down here.

I originally wanted to do this while I was in Fort Worth and for some reason God was telling me no. I didn’t know it then, but he was prepping us for our move and now that we are here, it’s the right time. I can’t wait to embark on this journey. Big things up ahead so stay tuned.

Foundation Issues

“Everyone who hears my teaching and applies it to his (her) life can be compared to a wise man (woman) who built his (her) house on an unshakable foundation. When the rains fell and the flood came, with fierce winds beating upon his house, it stood firm because of its strong foundation.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:24-25‬ ‭

Your house isn’t done after the foundation is poured. When you became a Christ follower your foundation was poured, but it doesn’t stop at that. Many people see this step as the finished product but it is purely the beginning. foundation is the most important part of your house, but remember that you have to keep building. Sometimes we struggle because it seams like the moment we have that foundation the rain starts to pour and we are standing there getting hit with life as we know it. Relationships fail, finances are tight, or your health takes a hit. I can honestly say that I have experienced all of those first hand. Just remember that God’s grace gave you that foundation not because you earned it but purely because He loves you. Now it is your turn to build.

You might be standing there and say “what the heck how am I supposed to build this house?” Suddenly you look down and see the directions. You pick up these directions and you start to read what to do and it’s great but a little confusing and you don’t have any of theses tools or wood.

Suddenly you see someone in the distance. They have all of this timber and tools. *sigh of relief*. But as they approach you see that they are incredibly wise but don’t quite look like the builder type. They approach you, introduce themselves, and then they tell you that they wont be doing any of the manual labor but they will interpret the instructions so that you have a deeper and better understanding so that when you build your house, it is done correctly.

You’re pumped! “Let’s do this! What do we do first?!” The interpreter says, “before you start throwing walls up you have to read these instructions with me and as you read them I will tell you what they mean.”

You get upset. *What is this stranger here for then if all they are going to do is read with me. I can read just fine without them and since they wont help me build I might as well tell them to go away*.

“Hey thanks for the tools and timber I think I have got it from here since I can read and I will figure this out. You have already been a great help, thank you, Bye.”

The instructions are harder than you realize so you set them down, grab a hammer and nails and go for it. It doesn’t look pretty but it turns out pretty functional and you are proud of your work and so you start to give your self a pat on your back.

Suddenly there is a storm cloud approaching fast. Wow really fast. Well it’s a good thing you have shelter! But before you know it the winds are pulling apart your patched up walls and with one big crash your house starts to crumble down on you. You duck and cover and just wait to embrace all the pain. But as your duck and cover, The house falls all around you but nothing hits you.

Looking up you see this beautiful light. How could there be a light since it was just storming like crazy. You see a man, but not just the man, you see that he is holding the shambled walls away from crushing you. He looks at you and calls you by name. There are two questions in your mind, 1. Who is this man and 2. Why did he save me?

The storms are over, the man sets the scraps down and approaches you. You are crying and thanking him and he grabs your hand and asks, “Why did you send away my helper? I sent him to you because I knew that the storms were coming and I wanted to make sure that this house was unshakeable. Luckily because of your foundation you are able to rebuild the right way, but this time call my helper back to help. You need him because without him, even with all your might, when the storms come all that you have built will fall. Your foundation is unshakable and strong, your helper is wise and needed, and I am your savior. I have taken the pain of your failures upon myself so that you no longer have to feel the full weight of them.

And just like that when the tears are wiped and you look up you’re alone with incredible peace. You call back this helper. You build a sturdy house that took a lot of work and when the rains came you were safe.

If you haven’t guessed it yet this is a picture of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. God is our foundation. The Holy Spirit is our helper, and Jesus is our savior. The house is a representation of our Christian walk. We can fake it and try to do it our way all we want but when financial struggles happen, someone you love dies, or tragedy hits, the reality that your life is crumbling around you is ever so real and then in comes Jesus. He saved us when he died on the cross. He took upon all of our sins willingly and was sacrificed for us, even when we don’t follow the instructions, the Bible, the way we should.

thank you Jesus for saving me.