Monday, August 18, 2008

Birthday Weekend Number 3

We are three for three. Three weekends so far in August and three birthday parties. We had a house full of family down to celebrate Chloe this past weekend. I will spare you pictures...mainly because I was sick and took maybe three pictures the whole weekend.

My parents arrived with Mia and Morgan on Friday morning. Despite a severe sinus/allergy attack, I enjoyed having my little nieces here. They were saying more this weekend than they were just two weekends ago at their party! My personal favorite was Morgan bringing her little hand up to her head, falling down and saying in the most southern accent you've ever heard grace the lips of a two year old..."I faint....." No one is claiming to have taught that child how to do this, but boy is it funny. I was glad their mommy and daddy were here by had been a long day! I forgot just how busy a two year old can be.

Saturday morning, my father & mother-in law arrived from Florida just a little while before my mother-in-law and Chad's grandmother arrived from TN. Chloe was blessed to have all of her grandparents and one great-grandparent here. I just wish I had not been high on sinus medication. It doesn't take much to make me loopy...and I was VERY loopy. Lunch was served and from what I understand, the cake was good....and according to Chloe, nothing else mattered!

God was gracious and I woke up Sunday morning feeling much better. That was such a gift seeing as Sunday afternoon we kicked off our new Children's Choir year. I am already in love with my fourth graders! They are enthusiastic and eager to learn and more importantly worship Jesus. I asked my secretary how many we had...thinking we had around 25 or so...she just smiled and said no....we had 38!

38 fourth graders!!! ON THE FIRST NIGHT!! God is so good.

We came home from choir and I thought I was just really tired from the weekend and choir kick off...but the longer the night went on...the more I realized I was just plain old sick.

So today...I am just a couple of days from San Antonio, I can't eat without being sick. (Maybe God is just trying to make me fast before this trip!) The right side of my head feels like it's going to explode and despite the fact that I've slept for 2 hours this afternoon, I can hardly keep my eyes open.

I feel like this is just a distraction. I can hardly contain my excitement, not for the party, or the "hype" of the fiesta...I want to hear God this weekend. He has been preparing my heart for this weekend for almost one year....meeting my bloggie siesta's is just an extra kiss from the King this weekend.

I say this to say..If I'm a little absent over the next few days it's because I'm focusing on my family and my God before this trip. I know a lot of you reading this will be there and completely understand! And to you I say see you Thursday!

To those not going..I wish you were! I look forward to the day we meet...eyeball to eyeball! Until then...I'm praying for you and ask that you pray for us as we travel this week.

I'm off to make out my packing list...I've got to put camera and extra batteries on the list before I forget!


Fran said...

Oh Stephanie...I'm so glad you made it through the weekend! I'm praying for us all...every detail, every bit of travel, our families, our wellness....get that sickness over and done and then head to SA!

Love ya dearly. I'll see you thursday! :)
Big hugs,

Anonymous said...

awe wow....i hope that your GOD trip is way more uplifting then you can imagine! praying that all goes the way it should!

sisterly love in Christ,

jodi said...

I'll be praying for your weekend. I still remember when you first blogged about it and how you were blessed with the ticket! So cool! You are going to have a fantastic weekend!!!

Heather said...

Steph- I am going to pray specifically that you feel better for your trip and feel GREAT all weekend long as you encounter the living God. He is faithful and He will do it!

Way More Homemade said...

hope to see you there!

darla said...

kisses and hugs..have a great time! praying for your you

Julie said...

I hope you feel better very very soon!! I had what you had a couple of weeks ago and I spent a whole Saturday in bed. Not fun!!

Get better and enjoy your trip!

BethAnne said...

I am praying.....

AND Girl, you better NOT forget that camera OR the extra battery, because I am EXPECTING LOTS and LOTS of pictures to be posted on your blog as soon as you get back if not sooner!!!!!

I just love you!!!! ;-)