Monday, February 16, 2009

And We're Back!

Our family just returned from a trip to Arkansas to visit some "old" friends. We had a really nice time with them, catching up and encouraging each other. I have to admit that it was hard being away from the computer...especially since I've been blogging so frequently. But it was such a joy being with close friends. I just wish they lived closer so we could hang out more often.

Our boys handled the trip pretty well. The younger one slept a lot and was in his own little world, but the older one was harder. He just asked to be out of his seat and wanted to go play. I felt bad for him. I can at list shift my weight around, but in those car seats, they can't really move. At lease they were safe.

This week I will be in full-bore cleaning mode because my mother-in-law is coming to watch the kids next weekend. My husband and I are going to a youth pastors and wives overnighter. It should be a good time of encouragement and laughter. We've gone several times before and it's a lot of fun. It's also nice to hear about how people's ministries are going and learn from others what works and what doesn't. For a "newer" ministry couple like us, it's nice to hear encouraging words from more "experienced" youth workers. It's always a great time of refreshment for us. My husband found a hotel in an adjacent town that will give ministry people a free night. So we're going down a night early and taking some time for ourselves and our marriage. So glad to have such a healthy and fun student ministries district.

Hope you all had a great weekend and I will be purusing the blogosphere this afternoon and evening finding out what you've all been up to.


Denise said...

it is so good to be with "old" friends. i always come away refreshed.

i would do so be in cleaning mode if the in-laws were coming to stay! aghhh (if anyone were coming to stay really).

enjoy your weekend away.

Debbie said...

Car trips are always rough but it sounds like you guys did very well and had a lot of fun.

Mom2three said...

We always traveled at night when our kids were little so they would sleep, but we were just exhausted when we got there - they were ready to get up and go and we were ready to sleep! We live in AR (Van Buren) - hope your visit here was not during one of our recent storms!

I loved your post on Diaper Diaries Challenge, especially #6. It's been a fun challenge and a boost to a 19 yr. marriage!

Mom2three said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you I just love your blog! It's so cute and colorful! I loved the pictures you posted of the FlyLady pick-up. I used to do Fly-Lady - probably should go back to that!