I thought I would post before we move out of the house for the week. It is Sunday night and the floors will start being installed tomorrow at 7 am. We will be staying at Troy's parents' house for the week while they're sanding and polying the floors, can't wait for this part to be done and get to cleaning all the dust out of the house!
This weekend was my third annual Women of Faith conference at the Xcel Center in St. Paul. The theme this year was "Amazing Freedom" and it was fabulous! I'm so glad I continue to go to these, the speakers are hilarious, there's lots of laughing and crying and singing and it's a chance to connect with other women. During our breaks we talk about our own faith journeys and feel comfortable agreeing and disagreeing with each other. I am thankful for these women who share my beliefs and aren't afraid or embarrassed to talk about the One who got us all here.
My favorite topic of the weekend was by the last speaker, Luci Swindoll, and the point was "Show up, Shut up, and Let go". Referring to how we often whine about this or that - not wanting to go to a family function because someone annoying will be there, or not wanting to go into work because every day you deal with stupid customers, or wasting so much energy trying to make sure everything is perfect and thinking that noone appreciates it - just show up, shut up and let go! Everything we do, good and bad, is in preparation for what's to come.
Anyway, it's an amazing experience this conference. I wouldn't go year after year if it wasn't, and if you're reading this and want to go next year, do it!
Saturday evening my parents and sister came over to watch Lucy while Troy and I went over to our friends, the Nadeau's, for game night. This morning we went to early service and coffee, Troy mowed in the break from the rain, had lunch at Nana and Papa's, packed for our week away, Lucy napped in our bed and I napped in Lucy's room (huh?), we played for a bit and now Lucy has been bathed and in bed.
oh! I can't forget Lucy's First Sickness! As you read, Thursday she went in for her shots, one of them being the flu shot. That evening she got fussy and hot and had a fever of 102.2 and then barfed all over herself and mommy :( So we were up every few hours to take temps and give more Tylenol thru Thursday and all of Friday, with her temp fluctuating between 100 and 102. It was just the saddest thing I've ever seen because she was "sleeping" in her crib and whimpering at the same time. But it left as quickly as it came and she felt better at midnight Friday so much that she didn't want to go back to sleep til 3 am! We are glad that she is all better, but it allowed for some cuddly quiet time with mommy on Friday.
Everyone have a great week! Uncle Mark is coming home (www.caringbridge.org/visit/MarkFearing) and friend Tiff is bringing home baby Livia after a long wait (liviagrossbauer.blogspot.com).