Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dry Cleaning

I was just looking into some local dry cleaning.  On the website for one particular cleaner, it stated that they had experience cleaning Gucci, Prada, Vera Wang and a host of other upscale brands.  I'm not sure if I feel comfortable sending my items to them.  Nowhere does it say that they have experience with Mossimo, Faded Glory, Kohl's, JCPenney or any of the like..... ;).

Monday, March 19, 2012


Well, after being homesick for a few days, I am now home, sick. :)  I have been itching to get on the computer and write some posts, but after getting hit with a cold over the weekend, it took all I had in me to take care of myself and Baby Boy. I am feeling so much better today.  This was my first "big" cold of the season so I can't complain. And it was all worth it-I had a truly amazing and uplifting weekend at the Behold Conference.

About a week ago, my friend called to see if I was interested in driving to IL to attend a women's conference.  As she started to tell me about the conference I interrupted her and said, "Yeah, I know about it! I've been thinking about going to it for some time, but just assumed it wasn't going to work out."  Well, God has a way of making things possible!  I was able to get Friday off, my husband was able to get Friday off, and after much angst on whether or not I could really leave Baby Boy for THREE WHOLE DAYS, for the first time ever, I decided to go.  My friend, M, her baby girl, E, and I left my driveway at 8:30 AM on Friday morning.  The trip there went extremely well.  Baby E was an absolute champ of a traveler!!! It was her first long road trip, and at 2 months, she definitely rocked it.  Her mom and I talked so much that M lost her voice. :)  We stopped for lunch at my sister's, which was a treat for me. It was such an odd feeling not having Baby Boy with me.  I'm just so used to having someone else to take care of!  But, I wasn't as homesick as I thought I would be.  I definitely missed him and DH, but was able to focus on the conference and the people around me and really enjoy my time.  It helped that I was surrounded by some amazing people!

The trip home also went really well.  We had planned to stay over night in IL on Saturday night, but when I asked M if she would want to get halfway back and get part of the trip over with that night, she agreed.  I was so excited knowing that I would get to see Baby Boy and DH the next afternoon!  We left IL at 7 pm and headed back to my sister's house.  I couldn't get a hold of her to officially ask if we could stay over night, but I knew she'd be ok with it.  Once I finally got a hold of her, she was so gracious.
I still feel like I owe M big time for changing plans at the last minute on her!  She was so great about it though.

We pulled in my driveway on Sunday at 2 pm and I was so happy to be back with my boys.  Glad to be home and on the mend! More to come on the Behold Conference and the wonderful world of blogging.

Friday, March 9, 2012

We have arrived!!

I told you I'd be back!  We have arrived at the Behold Conference.  Well, the conference doesn't start until tomorrow, but we made the trip and arrived safe and sound.  It was a great trip-Baby E rocked the car ride. She cried for about 15 minutes the entire 12 hours of traveling!

This is the first time I've left my little love for more than a few hours!  I'm doing better than I thought. :)  My dh was so excited to have the weekend alone to spend time with Baby Boy, and I am excited for them. They are hitting up the hockey scene this weekend-high school playoffs this afternoon and college hockey tonight.  Baby Boy usually goes to bed at 7:30, but I called them at 9 and they were still at the game going strong.

Off to meet some more blogger friends.  I'm hoping that I will be adopted into the blogger world this weekend since I haven't made many friends via my unexciting, rather nonexistent blog!


Thursday, March 8, 2012

I'm Here!

If there is anyone who ever read this blog and/or continues to follow this blog... don't give up on me! :)  I'm still here and definitely plan on writing.  What really needs to happen is for me to get into a schedule and make writing more of a priority.  Since January I have been doing full time daycare for two little girls and it has been wiping me out!  Any spare time is spent cleaning, relaxing or sleeping. :)  But, there is hope and I am DETERMINED to get back on the blogosphere.  It is something I really enjoy and want to continue!!

To add to my bad bloggerness, I will now post my Advent Prayer Buddy Reveal! Ah! How embarrassing.  I really haven't been on since Advent, but still.  So, last Advent, I prayed for The Chief at http://life-love-joy-hope.blogspot.com It has truly been a joy getting to know her and reading her posts.  I continue to pray for her and feel so honored to have been her prayer buddy!

God's blessings to you all this weekend.  I am heading to a women's conference with a dear friend and her beautiful baby girl.  I am really looking forward to the conference and to making the long road trip with someone who I have known for a long time, but have never had the chance to really get to know well.  I think after 16ish hours in the car and 3 days together, we will get the opportunity to really know each other!  Can't wait!