Sunday, March 8, 2009

What a Weekend!

I can say enough good things about this weekend. The main highlight was attending my church's Women's Spring Retreat. The speaker for the retreat was Dr. Tammy Smith. I really didn't know what to expect from the retreat, having never been on one before. I had not heard of Tammy Smith before, so I didn't know what kind of speaker she was. You know how there are people who are speakers but when you hear them they sound like the teacher's voice on Peanuts (you know the voice!). Well not Tammy. She blew me away.

She had the main focus of getting deep within and figuring out the lies that are affecting you (you know the ones that Satan knows about and reminds you of over and over again, making you feel this big) and getting rid of them (using God's Word and the Holy Spirit). She talked a lot about us being in a spiritual war and gave us tools to help us fight that war.

I took away so much from this retreat. I bonded with some girlfriends, but mostly I bonded with God, realizing how much He loves me, how worthy I am, and where my focus should be. If you ever have a chance to listen to her (she's based in Ohio and Texas, but I know she travels other places) go for it...she's amazing.

Here are some pictures of the weekend (please excuse the red eye and the glare on my glasses):

Here we are: Sabrina (she was my roomie...oh and the place where we stayed was SO nice), Angela, Sara and me.
Here's me and Angela (Anglea and I???). Angela is new to our small group and I've really enjoyed getting to know her. She is a sweet person.

Sabrina, Sara and me. Sara is the wife of Elliott, who is the leader of our small group. Sabrina has been in our group for a while. Both ladies and strong in the Word and have sincere hearts.

Getting ready to leave (I know the pictures are backwards but that's how they loaded).
I'm grateful to Rondell for taking time off to allow me this overnight. It uplifted me!
Shortly after I got back I had a date with my friend Jodie. We had plans to go to Hobby Lobby and then have Chipotle. We don't get a chance to get together too often because of schedules so it was nice to hang with her...and she forgave me for all of my yawning (I stayed up a little late).
We also hit up the biggest cookie sale I've ever seen. Jodie got an email about Cheryl & Co. having a major sale and so we decided to go (you know because we were going to need dessert). I was thinking that we were going to a Cheryl & Co. store but it ended up being an empty grocery store and they had boxes and boxes of cookies...super cheap. You could only buy the cookies by the cases but for example, I got a box of 21 for only $10...and if you know about Cheryl & Co. cookies, you know that is a steal. They had a bunch of other stuff, pastry, chocolate, etc. The place was wild and filled with people, but the process was very smooth and well done. We walked away happy!
Today we were able to grill was 70 degrees! I love a good burger on the grill. Mommy came over and I made her famous deviled eggs. She approved of them...score! It was a great end to a great weekend. What did you all do? Did you remember to set your clocks forward?
***Oh, and the reveal is scheduled for Thursday. I hope I'm not hyping it up too much, it's cute so far but not drastic. I just have to make these labels for the new containers and then paint her letters (anyone have any tips about hanging them with ribbon...I'm going to glue the ribbon to he back of the letters). I have a trip planned to Michaels tomorrow.


Gulf Coast Girl said...

Glad you had a great retreat! I practically live at Hobby Lobby (I teach there, and practically lived there before I got the gig!), and love Michael's too! I dare to wonder how many hours (AND DOLLARS!) I've spent in arts and craft stores!

jennifer said...

Oh.... I LOVE LOVE LOVE Tammy!!!! I taught her precious little boy when he was in first grade. She is an amazing woman and I adored her son. I pray all the time that little charlie will have a heart like her little guy does.

Glad you had a great weekend!

Miller Racing Family said...

So glad that your women's retreat went well and that you learned a lot. Aren't you just loving this spring weather! We had 80-65 degree weather all weekend. So the Miller gang spent must of the weekend outdoors. Hope you have a blessed week!

Ally said...

Glad you had such a nice weekend!

I put letters up in my daughters room and just had someone drill a little hole at the top of each letter for me and then hung them by ribbon. Just an idea.

Joanna said...

So glad you enjoyed your retreat! It sounds like y'all ladies had a lot of fun! Always great to get together with a great group.

Ms. Tee said...

How sweet of your hubby to give you time to recharge at the retreat. :) I've never heard of Tammy but I will look her up for sure. Good luck with your letters!