This past weekend was a great one. One that we haven’t had in a little while.
Last week was one of my sweet friend’s bachelorette party. And our group likes to celebrate in style. It’s a pity that I’m not there for most of these celebrations (as a matter of fact, Brian and I had to come back to the US a couple of weeks before one of my friend’s wedding..). It’s such a bummer.
But it fills my heart with joy and gratitude that they still know how to include me in the celebration. Not only did I help on the design of the shirts, and helping decide on which props to bring, they surprised me by printing out my photo and taking me with them! How amazing are they?
They are like sisters to me, and I only have tons of love for each one of them. :)
Saturday night after getting home from work I was feeling a bit inspired so I whipped up some Betty Crocker Chicken Marsalla for the hubs and I. The chicken was heavenly! I thought the hubs would be home sooner, but it turns out he was stuck at work, so by the time we could eat the pasta had dried up significantly.. which was a bummer. Anyone has any tips on how to keep it nice and moist? I’d love to know!
Sunday we were able to go to the church we’ve been eyeing for a few weeks now. It was so beautiful, and big too! If it weren’t for the amazing people there, we’d definitely be opening random doors until we found the right one.
The church is tucked away in this amazing lot. They have a winter garden, as well as a vegetable garden. They are so very connected with the community and have tons of opportunities for giving back.
We were surprised how most of the people there seemed to be older – and they were! Most of them had been going to that church for over 20+ years. We were the youngest couple there! They were so very welcoming, and friendly, and just nice.
It’s a tight knit community too, they could tell right away that we were new to the church and everyone came to welcome us. It definitely felt different that his parents’ church, where there are quite a bit of younger couples, but it felt right to be there.
The welcoming nature of their church reminded me of a Matthew verse I read a couple weeks ago.
But that was our weekend. We had an amazing time yesterday too. Seeing my nieces and nephew always put a smile on my face. And every day that passes brings me closer to meeting my newest niece, who’s about to join us in less than 2 weeks! Yikes!
I also scored some jewels at a consignment store – yay for J Crew work pants and a Calvin Klein dress! and stopped at Barnes and Nobles for some inspirational books.
I’ll talk more about it once I’ve read some more. It’s a 365 devotional book called Savour. So far I’m loving it, and it’s hard to refrain from reading it all at once!
How was your weekend?