Aaahhh. Doesn't that title just give you warm fuzzies? I just got home from the best weekend!
I went away midday on friday with 3 of my dear girlfriends, Nicole, Jen, and Mere. No agenda, no plans, no alarm clocks, no early bird little people. We went to the store and bought easy food on our way down to the beach house, and we only left the house once all weekend, to go to the bead store and dinner out! We layed around in our jammies, giggled ALOT, relaxed a bunch. We stayed up late, we watched chick flicks, made girly bracelets and necklaces, slept in (you know, until like 8:30! It was awesome!) in our own beds, with NO ONE touching us or waking us up in the middle of the night to go potty. We took long hot quiet showers (I even shaved my legs and armpits both!). I got to drink my morning coffee while it was still hot, and we laughed and laughed and laughed some more. One of my sweet friends Jen, brought all the goodies to give us each a fancy pedicure! My feet and soul were nourished! Mere gave me a little manicure, too. I came home feeling happy and full and pretty. My birthday was Sunday, and Saturday night the gals made me a yummy chocolate cake with candles and all. I got fun presents (jewelry, a cute bag, pedicure, and starbucks...all of my love languages!) and best of all, quality time with some of my favorite people. There was no better way to ring in my 30's! I'm officially IN my 30's...not just 30. 3-1...I really don't mind. I feel good about where I am in my life and where God has brought me in these past few years. He has shown me alot about who he has made me to be, the unique heart and design he's given me, and purpose for my life.
It was so good to getaway, it really refreshed and renewed me. I missed my boys, but I really felt new today. I've been back for over 24 hours, and I feel like I've had loads of patience and energy today. I didn't loose it with my kids at all today, and I went on a little organizing/cleaning binge (that NEVER happens unless I'm 9.5 months pregnant!).
It was G-O-O-D. Thanks Husband (and Mom) for giving me a break. It was awesome!