well this last week has been great. last saturday i got to hang out with some of my old pine cove buds. ashley and lydia and i met up at kerbey lane. i love these girls. we had some fun times when we worked at the towers back in the day. we caught up on life, played with ashley's adorable son hudson, and laughed about old times. i only wish my visits with them were more frequent.
i took some time off on monday and tuesday to recover from vbs, well more like recover from the week before vbs. i layed out by the pool, got a massage, played some softball, and hung out with my non working teacher roommates, rachel and cassie. rach and i took some of our favorite kiddos to see kung fu panda on tuesday. taking kids is always a great excuse to see a kid movie. it was good, but i expected nothing less from jack black.
on tuesday afternoon i got a very exciting call. i was told that the leadership at the church wanted us to rest and i was being forced to take the rest of the week off until next tuesday, including sunday!!! i didn't know what to do with myself. i was so excited. i did have to work a bit wednesday just to get things ready for my awesome volunteers who were covering for me on sunday.
thursday i headed down to houston for a good friend's wedding. casey and staci were coming too so we decided to make a girls weekend out of it. our weekend plans included laying out, eating, visiting cvs multiple times in order to have uv protection and sustenance, doing staci's bootcamp workout, and going to caleb and lindy jo's wedding. becki kuhl was also there with her oh so cute boy bryce!! bryce, hammin it up for the camera at lunch!! he is soooooo cute!!
just strikin a pose by the stairs. (from the left: casey, me, becki, staci)3 buds! we have been able to get together 3 times already this year. that is the best we have been able to do since college!
it was great to catch up and relax with my college buds and even reminisce on our flag football days. we won the regional championship in nebraska and placed in the national flag football tourney you know. look for oklahoma baptist under the women's collegiate division. we were ranked 3rd in the nation before the tournament. crazy huh. who knew there was such a thing. read more about it here if you want. life is butta dream.
right after we won in nebraska.
us with our regional champs shirts on. i think whit even got mvp of the tourney. okay back to reality...
anyway, this last week has been very relaxing and boy did i need it. i had no idea how tired i was, physically and spiritually. while i have been laying out, i have been reading, same kind of different as me by ron hall and denver moore. it is an incredible true story. it was incredibly challenging and convicting. i love stories of hwo God uses people to love on others and draw them unto himself. i also love the power of relationships. ron and denver's friendship is so deep. but more than that, i love the example that deborah sets. oh how i desire to be a woman like that!! so, if you have not read it you should.