This weekend, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a Beth Moore Living Proof Live event in Toronto. It was so encouraging and uplifting to be with 3300 sisters in Christ, worshiping and praising together! And what was super duper cool about it was that our church group had the 3rd largest group there! Beth even announced our group and we all got to cheer and shout! I was going to try to convey some of the ideas and challenges she presented us with this weekend ... but I don't think I can do it justice. So I will just say, if you ever have the chance to hear her speak, do whatever possible to make it happen! She has a real gift. Travis Cottrell lead the worship and that was amazing, too. Throughout the entire conference, I was challenged and convicted and have come home with a new, refreshed desire to serve God in all I do.
Here is the crowd:
Here is a shot of some of our group:
Me and C-Biscuit:
Along with a bunch of other women from my church, my mom, sister and sister-in-law came with me so we decided to make a weekend out of it and stayed in Toronto both Friday and Saturday night. The hotel was great, aside from the 3 am firedrill ... we were on the 25th floor. Luckily, it was a false alarm and we didn't have to evacuate. If we did, we were planning on calling the front desk, informing them that there were two pregnant women in our room and that we would need two very strong firemen to come carry us down the 25 flights of stairs.
After the conference was over, we did some shopping and then had dinner at Benihana. Delish!
After that, we headed back to the hotel and went out for dessert. I got cheese blintzes and they were so tasty.
Then we crashed. Well, all of us except Logi. She's the night hawk!
On Sunday we got up and headed out in the morning because there was going to be a St Patty's Day Parade and we didn't want to get trapped in traffic. We headed back to W.loo to drop off Logi and had some lunch there. Then we waited for the guys to arrive and all parted ways. We had a bit of chaos trying to figure out how to get everyone home. The boys all had met in my hometown at my parent's house to spend the weekend together and somewhere along the way, FD lost his keys to his truck. So, he had to get a ride to my brother's with him on Sunday and jump in with my mom and I to get back home. Since my mom was staying over here Sunday night and Monday, we headed back with her last night and picked up the truck with my set of keys. And then, about 10 minutes after we left, my dad found his keys. Perfect ....
My mom and I did a bunch of shopping in the states and in Canada on Monday and I got a good start on my maternity wardrobe. It feels good to know that I've got some pretty pieces that will fit me comfortably as my tum tum grows. Speaking of my tum tum ...
Everyone says I really popped this week ... what do you think? Am I showing yet?
Te he he, love the maternity store bump! Perhaps I will show a real belly shot later this week.