Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Weekend recap.

First of all, I really appreciate the outpouring of sympathy for my stolen purse.  It was a pain, I still have no wallet, and they got my good lipstick.  MAC Viva Glam V.  It's my favorite.  Gone.

Do you think they're using it?  Doubtful.

They also stole a brand new skirt I found at Forever 31.  It was the only skirt in the whole three level store that was appropriate for a woman with children who may need her to bend over a tie a shoe every now and then.  $17.99 down the drain.  Another reason why Neiman Marcus is not an option for me.

Anyway, let me make it very clear that I am so stinkin' proud of my husband and his awards and being honored and all.  Seriously, the Lord was so faithful in sending them in a time when he needed encouragement.  it felt a little like the Lord was giving him an unexpected high-five and I'm so thankful.

I'm also incredibly thankful for the weekend we had with dear friends.  When we first moved to Dallas, my friend Kitsie, and her husband Ray, who had gone to SMU, invited Trey and I to join their supper club.  We would get together once a month, cook, eat, and laugh our heads off.

Kitsie and Ray moved away but the supper club remained.  Ten years later, we still get together at least once a month to fellowship, cook, eat, and still, laugh our heads off.  These are dear friends and we've all committed to walk through life together through the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Sometimes, the ugly refers to, but is not limited to, my hair.

We're all beginning to hit our 40's and, when we do, it's cause for celebration.

Last weekend, we celebrated Drew's.

We had chocolate cake - extremely important.  Forty candles, not so much.

And Drew and Carrie organized a weekend at Possum Kingdom Lake, just West-ish of here.  Oh, who am I kidding, I have no idea where it is,  I was just glad to be headed somewhere without children for 24 hours.
We had lunch, the guys played golf, and we partook in some serious jaw-aerobics.

One of our friends, Gini, knows Ron Hall, co-author of the book, Same Kind of Different as Me

And Ron has a boat.
As a treat before dinner, he took the whole gang out for a ride around the lake.  The weather was beautiful, we had great conversation, wine and yummy appetizers, and again, did I mention no kids?
Here are all the girls on the bow.  How long do you think it took me to memorize the bow vs. the stern?  Nope, longer.

And finally, after the boat ride, we all went to dinner and we were delighted when Ron joined us.  He had some good Denver stories and we loved hearing about the larger-than-life relationship between the two men.

Finally, we toasted Drew, laughed some more, and just enjoyed the rare time away with friends.  And no kids.
Did I mention that?  No kids?

Yeah, I thought so.

How was your weekend?


Linda said...

Wow! I can't believe you spent the weekend with Ron...I read that book last summer and bawled my eyes out! What an amazing story! Great pics... you look beautiful! You look not a day older than you did in college!!

Becca said...

You look great! I hope I look that good when i'm 29 :-) that's how old you are right?

ps - I'm a little jealous you got to meet Ron, I love that book!

Jess said...

So glad you got to get away! You are SO cute! I bet it was an awesome experience getting to visit with Ron.

Kim said...

Somehow I don't feel so sorry for you about the wallet and all.
Sorry. Just keeping it real!

HA! Hope you know I am kidding!

Seriously ... what a fun group of friends and I am so stinkin jealous you got to hang out with Ron Hall. The only thing better would have been to hang with Denver too!

I had forgotten our connection with Kitsie & Ray. What a small world!

Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

Janet said...

Love reading your blog! Imagine my surprise to realize that your Drew is an old friend of mine from Young Life! Glad you all were able to celebrate his birthday in such style!

TDM Wendy said...

Did Ron talk about the book being made into a movie? My friend (mary clayman) is working on that.
I have not read the book yet, but looks like I need to get on that.
DId I mention that I have no kids with me right now? Because they are sleeping. I'm not on a boat, but it's still cool.

emily said...

So glad you got away!!

Karin Katherine said...

Great photos! So jealous you spent time with Ron Hall. It must have been amazing. When is your book coming out? You have the gift of gab my friend...

Sorry about the wallet...stinks but at least you still had your phone!

TDM Wendy said...

Okay now I have read the book (just a few more chapters to go). I think it is my new favorite book of all time! WHAT AN AMAZING STORY of the transforming power of unconditional love manifested through humans! It's what you are living out in the hood. I hope you are working on your book.