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.