The Book Nook Inn/ Reign Conference Beaumont, Tx

School and life has a way of catching up to you, winding you, and making you dread getting out of bed in the morning. That is why I have lovely friends who plan, months in advance, getaways…even for just one night. Smartly, we’ve realized that time away gently places a renewed strength inside to keep on running and going and doing and being the best mom that we can be. Though our ages range from 20-late 60s we all laugh and eat and shop and enjoy each others company so much. There is Latin blood, black blood, white blood, Indian blood flowing through these women’s veins and we all love the diversity….

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One of the most interesting facts about us is that we are at all different stages of our lives. We are each individuals and yet at the same time, we can relate to each other in lots of ways. We all go to church together.

We have a newlywed friend, a widow, a retired teacher with a master’s degree, a planner, a resaler, (we all love to garage sale), a stay at home, a homeschool mom, a grandmother.

We have some who eat organic foods, one who has fallen off the juice wagon (juicing veggies btw…) way more times than she like sto count, some who stash away Nutter Butters for later, a coffee fanatic, someone who eats rare steaks, a dieter or two or maybe all of us secretly diet…

Yet we all remain friends…we all push past our own opinions. These are the most beautiful women in the world to me. Their wrinkles tell me of past miscarriages and heartache, broken promises and broken hearts, and they sing of the good times, the crazy times, the times they dressed up like pirates just to get a free donut….

I love them. Weight isn’t an issue, styles differ and our hairstyles don’t really matter to me.

I love each of them for who they are. What they’ve taught me….IMG_1731

The Book Nook Inn and Reign conference this weekend was way too short and went by too fast but it reenergized me.

This Lumberton, Texas Inn is located 15 miles from Lamar University, about an hour’s drive outside Houston. The property features a well-stocked fishing pond and daily breakfast offerings.

Book Nook Inn has uniquely decorated, themed guest rooms featuring local artwork and Victorian furnishings. Each room is furnished with a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, and coffee service.

Outdoor activities at Book Nook include hiking, swimming, and BBQ facilities. For indoor recreation, guests can make use of the billiards table, darts, and movie room. The inn also has an extensive library of books.

The innkeepers at Book Nook serve a full hot breakfast every morning, and room service is available. A selection of hot and cold drinks, baked goods, and fresh fruit is available all day.