Tuesday, March 17, 2015

a day away, swimming, and a party

This weekend was a smidgen different from our typical weekend. On Saturday I was gone all day long and Landon and Emerson spent the whole day together. A while back I mentioned I was going to a conference type thing. It's called Hearts at Home and another mom I know here invited/encouraged me to go. So I did. It was the time I had been away from home for an entire day since Emerson was born. I wasn't sure how it would go, but I was exited about going just the same and figured it would be a good time. It was.

So Saturday morning I got up in the wee hours of the morning before it was even light outside. Before the sun was even on the rise and got myself ready to spend the day away from home. I tiptoed around upstairs and quietly [and very quickly] at a little breakfast by myself. When it was time for me to leave I said a quiet good-bye to Landon and headed out the door. Thankfully for me, I was riding with some other mamas and we were meeting at the home of one of them. She happens to live a few houses down from me and we used to be able to see her house from where we live, they built some houses in a clearing so we can't see their whole house any more, just the roof. Anyhow, she lives super close by. The other mamas all got there and off we went. The morning started with getting our welcome package and whatnot and then a main session where Dr. Gary Chapman spoke. I've read one of his books, "The Five Love Languages", so I knew he would have some good things to say and looked forward to listening to him. He was wonderful and it was a great way to start the day. After that there were mini sessions/workshops that I went to. Four different sessions that day, followed by another main session where Lysa Terkeurst of Proverbs 31 Ministries spoke. The day was full of walking around, listening to great speakers, and trying to retain as much as what I heard as possible.

By the end of the day I was tired and ready to go to bed. Thankfully the drive home wasn't too long and I was able to see Emerson before he went to bed. But after his little head hit the pillow I wasn't far behind him.

While I was gone Landon sent me little updates here and there and a few pictures of what they were up to. They had gone grocery shopping and then had some fun at the pool that morning. All in all they had a pretty fun day and Emerson was so excited to tell me all about it. Including the part where he and Daddy picked up [stepped in] Boady's poop in the backyard ... fun fun. And the only pictures from Saturday are on Landon's iPod, so no pictures for now...

Sunday was a nice little day, we went to church and then headed home for an early lunch and nap time. We had been invited to a birthday party for one of Emerson's new little friends. I asked Emerson if he wanted to go to a boy's birthday party on Wednesday afternoon and from that moment on, the only thing he wanted to talk about was the "boy" "surprise" "book" "birthday" "party" over and over and over. It was pretty cute. One afternoon he was so excited about it that he almost didn't nap. And then the moment I went to get him out of bed he grabbed my face in his soft and dimply little hands and looked me deep in the eye, "boy. book. surprise." That boy remembers everything. So we went to he party [finally and after days of waiting] and all had a good time. Emerson didn't want to leave in the end, so that must be good. Right?

Anyhow. it was a nice weekend, so I'm just thankful for that.


Lauren said...

Sounds fab! Our small group is reading The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst and it's seriously changing my life! I know that sounds dramatic...but I am relating so much to the book. So good!

Courtney B said...

Definitely sounds like a nice weekend!! So glad you got to get away and enjoy a day to yourself! Getting updates from daddy is the best while you're gone! This just makes me realize how much I would love a day away and Eric and Mia would REALLY love a day together without me around to nag them ;)

Amy said...

What a nice weekend! I'm so glad that you went!

Laura said...

So glad you enjoyed the conference. Sounds like a great one!