my friend Pam came home for a visit from Liberia, Africa.
i just love her so much.
we talked and talked and talked.
one night...we talked ALL night...from 10 pm - 5 AM!!!
we had a lot to catch up on since she moved there in november.
for the record....annie was sorry for throwing a huge tantrum about her sticker not being sticky enough.
i said she had to stop and figure out a way to fix her problem.
she went bizerk!!
later this note was slipped under my door. :)
i made Pam's Cheesecake for Pam when she was here!
no pressure or anything....just making the world's best cheesecake for it's Creator!
thankfully it was good.
i didn't burn or undercook it.
have you made it yet?!!
i came home to this one afternoon.
waffle was hiding in a corner in another room....a self-appointed time out.
he is so naughty sometimes.
i love water color paints.
that big set is from target.
it's ok....i like the other big crayola set better to be honest.
i was reading Romans in The Message Bible.
i definitely want to be a cheerfully expectant servant.
after the GoPro reunion i met up with my friend Jeanne.
we went to lunch and FOUR hours later...we hugged goodbye.
it was like i had seen her yesterday but we have only met once in real life 3 or 4 years ago!
God has given me such awesome women in my life!
then i stayed in a hotel.
A L O N E.
it was quiet and peaceful and comfy and FABulous.
i never even turned on the tv.
my flight home...i had to run to my plane.
i was the last one on.
i was a sweaty mess when i got on the plane.
i finished Interrupted on the plane.
that book.....it was like she could look into my brain and put words to my thoughts.
she was able to help me understand what i have been feeling.
i LOVE Jen Hatmaker.
my girls squished me when i got home.
sometimes i have to remind myself that waiting is ok.
even if it's over 10 minutes for the correct price of cantaloupe.
i can wait.
but did appreciate my son saying very loudly "Gosh Mom!!! HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WAITING HERE?"
i found a sunflower field this week.
they were all big heads but every single sunflower was about 2 feet tall.
it was kinda weird!
so....i found these shirts this week at walmart and they cracked me up!
if you want one....they are dri-fit btw....you can find them ALL of clearance for only $5 each.
i am so surprised they didn't sell very well.
well...we had our own paint fight.
as a family.
and blue lily photographed it. :)
it was fun but challenging.
kids are can be sensitive and not used to throwing things at each other for fun.
there was some crying.
there was some anger ("he threw it at me!" umm....yeah that is the point!)
so...maybe it's better with grown ups?
as soon as we were done and drove away my kids were saying how fun it was.
so at least they may not remember being upset or feeling itchy...maybe.
i will show the blue lily pics when i get them.
thank you wendy & tyler.
i get a whole weekend alone with mr. duerksen!
it's our anniversary.
i like him.
a whole bunch.
i am a lucky girl.
have an A W E S O M E weekend!!!