July 30, 2010

Flitting Around

Hello Sweet Friends!
This week has been a whirlwind of jumping back into the school schedule, catching up with old friends, working on a major renovation project, and wedding preparations.

1.Over the weekend my brother and his fiance' came to town for a wedding shower given by my mom's long-time friends. The bride was very gracious as she thanked various "strangers" for the abundance of gifts as I coveted her array of new crisp-white towels.

2.Twice in less than a week I had the opportunity to catch up with my own long-time friends. This is a cyber-hug to my friend (and secret reader) Mary. We've been friends since college days and it does a body good to have a friend who stays as funny as she was the day I met her. She lives in Atlanta, so we took the opportunity to meet along the interstate and catch up. Since it was 102 degrees that day, Hobby Lobby, Mimi's Cafe and JC Penny served as a playground for the abundance of offspring we toted along. I'm sure that JC Penny had their undercover shoplifter stoppers following us since we spent an hour and a half meandering through the children's department and purchased nothing.

I also had the chance to catch up with a friend from high school/college days. Kellie, her camera, and her adorable twins came for a visit and a dip in the pool. One of the best things about catching up with old friends is getting to know their children. What a delight to watch the circle of life unfold!

3.I've been up to my eyeballs since January with a major renovation project at our church. It is finally starting to take shape, which is good since my kids have started wondering if it is our second home. :) I do have before/after pictures that I will share in the near future.

4.We started our school year on Monday and let me tell you, the kiddos were much more excited about starting the early school day than I was. If the world could operate on a 9am-midnight schedule, it would be fine with me. All in all, it was a great start to the school year. I just didn't have it together enough to blog and teach at the same time...

What kept you busy this week?


10 comments:

Kellie said...

You mentioned one of them already. :) I also had to get back into school mode and get my room in more order than it was... two days of that. Today I photographed four children. It has been a blessed week!

OH... and glad you liked that conserve. :) That does a heart good to hear!

Amber said...

I'm still so impressed that you have already started school. I'm still trying to get my ducks in a row...and right now they are still quacking helter-skelter.

The Robinsons said...

I just have to tell you something funny.

I was reading your blog and my husband walked in the room, looked over my shoulder to see what was on the computer, saw your picture and said "Is that that girl from One Tree Hill? Does she have a blog too?"

I was confused, then realized who he was talking about and recognized the resemblance and said "no hunny, this is a really sweet woman who goes to our church and I follow her blog but I'm sure she would appreciate the compliment!"
(if you take away the trashy content of the show, the actress he is speaking of is very beautiful, much like yourself)

Suz said...

Blessings for a great school year!

Suz said...

Blessings for a great school year!

Maher Family said...

Goodness it seems like your busy!! Hopefully, you may be able to relax this weekend. I also just wanted to tell you your website is beautiful and user friendly. How did you do it?

Southern Girl said...

Yay! Look at me ... I FINALLY signed up. Now you'll probably get sick of my comments! I had a BLAST with you and the darlings :) Hoping you'll schedule a field trip to ATL soon. The new shark exhibit is opening at the aquarium in August (hint, hint)! Love you!! Oh, and I got me some white towels GIRL!

Sherri said...

The worship center looks great. Is that what you've been working on?

anthonyandbeth said...

the church looks GREAT! we were out of town last week so it was fun to come and see more changes this morning. :)

Gretchen said...

Wow! In school, already? Good for you. Seems like it never rains, but it pours at times. We're sort of between things right now, and to be honest, I would welcome a bit of a schedule.