7 Quick Takes: 5/18/13

I’m BA-ACK!!! I JUST got back into town about two hours ago and hadn’t really planned on posting any quick takes this week….but hey, why not.

¬†Update, 9:45 PM Saturday: This isn’t a QT, it’s an urgent prayer request…dad just rushed mom to the hospital. She has severe pain on her right side. She can’t breathe very well, and can’t lie down. We are assuming it’s gall bladder, but it may be appendix. PLEASE please please pray for her. We’re all pretty worried around here about what it could be.

1.) I finished my time of prayer and fasting, and our interim pastor will begin on Monday. He will be officially in the office with us on Monday, and I’m looking forward to it. He is a wonderful, Godly man, and a good fit for our church. This doesn’t mean that I will quit praying, it just means that now I’m done fasting.

2.) I was in Florida for 10 days. My dad had a business trip that he (very graciously) took mom and I on with him. His company sent him to Orlando, and put him up in a Disney resort for a week of Continuing Education seminars….sounds fun right? Well, one day he took the entire day off and went with mom and I to Magic Kingdom. Walking in I felt like a 5 year old again….it really was magical!

3.) My father is an amazing man, and a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful ( I really cannot stress this enough…you’ll know why after I tell you) WONDERFUL dad. He got fast passes for us (read: ME) to meet the Princesses. Seriously, I don’t care how old I get I will always be a Disney fan, (which is why I enjoy Dash of Ash‘s blog so much)….so this just made my day. I got to meet Rapunzel, Aurora, and Cinderella. I also met Marie from the Aristocats, Mary Poppins, Mickey Mouse, Princess Tiana, Chip -n- Dale…..and so many more. I had such a great time on vacation with my mom and dad. Just being together for 10 days away from work (at least for mom and I, dad still had seminars).

Rapunzel (and a very sunburned Me)

4.) Mom and I did Downtown Disney, and Disney’s Boardwalk several times while we were down there and it was so fun just getting to hang out with her. My mom is an amazing mother. She is such a wonderful example of how to be a Godly wife and mother, and I thank God every day for the example that she is to me. I love my mom and dad with all my heart, and am SO VERY THANKFUL for the time that I was able to spend with them this week.

5.) I’m going to backtrack a bit now…..
On the first night of our trip we stayed in Blairsville, Georgia. We stayed with my aunt and uncle that live there. It is my Grandpa’s older brother, and boy is he just like grandpa. Grandpa passed away five years ago, and being with Uncle Ernie it was like having Gramps back, if only for a few hours. We had such a good time with them, and hopefully they will make it up to Michigan sometime in the fall so we can see them again.

6.) We also made a stop in Savannah, and it was GORGEOUS! I really loved that city. We stayed in the Historic District just blocks away from Paula Dean’s The Lady and Sons and it just so happens dad made us reservations for dinner there that night! It was so yummy!

7.) I really enjoyed being down south. The weather was phenomenal (Sunday in Florida it got close to 90, and in Michigan, it snowed). The people were so friendly, gas prices were lower, and the weather was great! I could get used to being in the south, I loved that is was sunny and warm every day, I loved that you could walk everywhere in Savannah. I loved how nice everyone was….then I came home. I love being home, but when you get used to something, it’s hard to come back. I just left the grocery store where the clerks were rude, they cut you off in the aisles, and to top it off; it’s cold here!

Really though, I had a great time on this trip and am so thankful that mom and I were able to go with Dad, but I am really REALLY glad to be home. After a while you just want to be home and we finally are. I have lots of stories to tell, pictures to show, and memories to last a lifetime!

Enjoy what is left of your weekend! Oh, and go see Jen for more Quick Takes! 



and another picture for good measure