Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Great Weekend!!

I had an awesome weekend!! My best friend and I left Thursday to go set up (grocery shop, unload) at the beach house and we spent the night out there by ourselves. We stayed up until about 2 a.m. just reading books and talking....very relaxing! We had the first group of friends come over around noontime the next day. One of the ladies brought her boat. Three of them spent a couple of hours skiing while I finished up some last minute preparations and got dinner prepared...I was waiting on the other two to get there. Once they got there then the six of us went boat-riding! Something very empowering about a boatful of ladies cruising up and down the Intercoastal waterway!! LOL We pulled up to one of the Marinas for a late lunch and then we were back on the water again. The rest of our friends started arriving later after they got off work and we had dinner together and played games late into the evening.
I woke up around 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning along with a couple of the other ladies and we sat on the back porch watching the sunrise over the water. We all had our quiet times...separately, but together - what a way to start the day! :-)
We had 3 boats scheduled to be come out for the day for us to "play" in - ski, tube and boat ride and we had a massage therapist come out around 11:00 for anyone who wanted to pay $30.00 for a 30 minute massage...there were several of us who did that. Awwwww, it was WONDERFUL! What an awesome day of fun in the sun! My husband came out about 5:00 to grill our food for us - every woman brought their own choice of meat they wanted grilled - we had steak and chicken galore!! LOL
After getting cleaned up, eating our delicious dinner of grilled steak & chicken, baked potatoes & salad...we had a short Bible study on "The Virtuous Woman" which led into some great discussion time. Unfortunately I had developed a migraine from too much time in the sun so I retired to my bed around 10:00 pm but the rest of the ladies stayed up playing games and talking til midnight or so.
Sunday was another early morning - we all had to get up and get ready for church. We were all moving a little slower that morning...sore from the previous day's activities...but it was oh so worth it! LOL


Toni said...

Some moms have all the fun! Your weekend trip with the girls left me drooling. I did enjoy living vicariously though through the excitement in your blog entry. Sounds like a blessed, wonderful time you had.

My name is Toni and I'm a Christian homeschooling mom of 4 (well, 3½; we're in the process of adopting the fourth who has been with us since his birth last December.) We resume this coming Monday (a holiday; crazy, I know).
I'll have a 3rd "grader", K and pre-K this year. It's always nice to connect with another homeschool mom in blogland.

I will pray for you as you wait the results of your testing. No matter the results, God has gone before you. He knows every detail and you are precious to Him, His treasure. Praying His peace over you tonight.
Stop by and visit my blog any time.

Sniz said...

What beach did you lucky ladies go to? And who's beach home? I'm on vacation at a beach house in Northern Indiana, on Lake Michigan right now and loving EVERY minute of it! So I especially relate to your post right now. And those quiet times!!! They sound heavenly (no pun intended).

I'm a SAHM who homeschools 3 (13,10,8) in Indiana. I'm glad I found your blog and will be praying for you. Stop by my blog anytime. I pray we will be an encouragement to each other!!

Andrea (Miss Sniz)