Last week was tough. Nothing earth-shattering, but still, tough. We were ready for the weekend! We were able to work out, see dear friends, go to church, and we even had a family field trip. Unfortunately, I don’t have that many pictures, but I still wanted to document the memories.
This was Friday night. Davis found this bag of puffs in my purse. Todd was almost back to Charlotte, and since it had been a long week, I let Davis have a snack right before dinner, on the floor. He laid down to really focus on those puffs. Ha!
I took my first spin class at the Y on Saturday. Going in I was very intimidated, but the people in the class, along with the instructor, were fantastic and friendly. I loved it. After one class, I think I’m hooked. I keep thinking about when I can go back! 80+ minutes on a bike = something I never thought I would enjoy!
Saturday night was a fun reunion with great friends we’ve met through Elevation. Can’t explain how grateful I am for that group! We don’t see those friends enough. We’ve come to learn that happens when you have kids. But, this weekend, our good friends Kyle and Stephanie, and their daughter Charlotte came to visit from Tampa! They moved there before Charlotte was born, and we were all so so happy to meet her and see them. Our friends Erin and Jason hosted a bunch of couples and a whole lot of babies and toddlers – the best kind of chaos! The only picture I have from the night is of the chocolate-covered strawberries I made.
We went to church today and Davis actually did well in the nursery – small miracle! Also, it’s a big weekend in our church. Our pastor released his third book (to the church, it will be released to the public on Tuesday). It’s called “Crash the Chatterbox.” I’ve read it and got a lot out of it! It teaches how to hear God’s voice above all others. The sermon was so good and something I absolutely needed to hear. One of the verses he preached on was Philippians 4:8.
Sunday afternoon we took a family field trip up to the Charlotte Nature Museum. It’s right by Freedom Park. We had a great time doing a little exploring and seeing the animals: owls, a baby alligator, chicken, turtles, snakes, frogs, quail, butterflies, chipmunk, skunk, etc. Then we walked through part of Freedom Park to see the water and the fountain. Davis enjoyed it, and Todd and I had fun!
The boys checking out the turtles.
Davis was intrigued by the owl!
Watching the water and the fountain. Such a gorgeous day for February! (We love living in the South!)
Looking forward to a better week with the reminder from church of concentrating on the pure, true, lovely thoughts from the Lord! Praying I can keep this attitude!!
Tomorrow’s post will be food and drink ideas for a Valentine’s Date at home!
Thank you for reading 🙂