Weekend Recap (now that I have time)

So my crazy day has finally slowed. Today was just busy. I had to go to the center this morning before work, and once I got to campus, I got stupid obnoxious student emails ALL day. I managed to get a few things done in between teaching…but even teaching felt hectic. Its teacher eval week, so I had to squeeze time for that inbetween all the speeches….we were just rushed. After class, I had a meeting, and workout. I was going to go to Walmart after all that, but Tyler was already home…so I picked up Zaxby’s for dinner and Walmart can wait. I have been good tonight doing dishes and laundry…but now I’m finally sitting down. So I will catch you up on my fun weekend at home!
So this weekend…
Friday I drove home. I know, I know….I shouldn’t have taken this picture while driving…but this is my favorite view coming down the Interstate south, and the mountains were perfect in the sunset…I had to. 🙂
Saturday, we got up early to go watch my cousin Gavin play football. He is a hot commodity on the little league teams in town…they all called him begging him to be on their teams. He is a great little tackler (is that a word?)
This was one of his big tackles of the day. It is hard watching my “little” Gavin play so hard. I remember when he was little and we would curl up on my bed and watch Finding Nemo together. He is not that little boy anymore. He is a huge 8 year old now! But this little guy is still little! This is my cousin Luke. He was grouchy that morning, but isn’t he precious? I also have a girl cousin, Caitlyn, but I didn’t get any pictures of her that morning.
After the game, me, mom, Gram, and Gram’s friend Jean and Jean’s daughter Phillis all drove to Little Rock. We had lunch at Mimi’s then went to see….WICKED! It was my 3rd time to see it, mom and Gram’s second time, and Jean and her daughter’s first time. Traffic was CRAZY downtown as the Junior League was having their big Christmas sale…and we were stuck in traffic. Mom and I dropped everyone off at the door and parked the car. We almost missed the first scene, but we made it just in time.

Wicked was great! That night, mom and I went shopping to buy me new dress pants. I am down 2 pants sizes, so I was in desperate need of pants that weren’t hanging off me! Then we came home to watch the Razorbacks beat South Carolina.
Sunday at church, I went to mom’s Sunday school class. They are all olderish ladies (from 40-70) and I just love them. A special guest came in to talk about one of our church’s ministries, Celebrate Recovery. As he was speaking, I remembered how wonderful and impactful that ministry was…and I was moved to tears. After he spoke, I volunteered to pray for the ministry. That specific ministry is for people who need to recover. Some recover from serious things, like drug or alcohol addiction, or eating disorders. Other recover from negative self-image and any sort of self-destruction. Or some people recover from divorces, deaths, or any number of “hurts, habits, and hangups.” I know people who have been impacted by this ministry in my church and in other churches (it is a Nationwide ministry program) and I was just so moved at the good work they are doing. And I was saddened to that I had pretty much forgotten about Celebrate Recovery. So as I prayed for that ministry, I prayed that God would keep the ministry on my mind, and on the minds of our church members so we remember to pray and be thankful for the work being done there. It is so important to foster restoration in people. Through God is the only way for people to fully recover body, mind, and spirit.
It was a great weekend home, and I hated to leave. But this week has been productive and busy…the show must go on!

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