Tuesday, March 16, 2010

What a Weekend!

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.

14 comments:

Emily said...

LOL, love the maternity shop bump! I had to do a quick reminder of when you were due!!!

Jessica said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! I've never been a Christian Conference but I would LOVE to see Beth Moore or Joyce Meyer one day.

I love the maternity shop bump! Pretty soon that will be reality :-D

Anonymous said...

wow you really changed from the weekend, what a bump! :)
I had a wonderful weekend too, the japanese place looked very cool. Glad your shopping was a success, you must be pooped!!
-C-Biwquit

Brittany Ann said...

LOL! I love that faux bump! Although, we definitely need to see the real thing, my friend:)

Glad you loved Beth Moore! I really want to go myself!

Lucky in Love said...

I could not love that picture more!!!! Oh I simply must see you in person when you are that far along!!!! You are the cutest!

So glad you had such a great time!!

Katie said...

hahaha! I saw that last picture and was like WOWWWWWWWWWW! It's looking a little high ;) Hopefully you carry lower then that or else that baby will be up in your ribcage all.the.time. making breathing sooooo hard, lol ;)

Brooke said...

that dessert looks delicious!! :)

Kayla said...

Ok, first... YUM! That looked delicious and second... You look so cute with your baby bump!! :-)

Tricia said...

You're so cute! What a fun weekend. Glad to hear it all worked out once everyone found their way (ahem, E. ;)

TTYS,
XO*T

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

Glad that you had such a wonderful weekend! Love the photo :) Can't wait to see the real one!!

This Texas Momma said...

You know, your baby bump is looking a little lumpy. I know you aren't finding out the gender, but you might want to ask if your baby is a pillow.

Katie said...

So glad you had a good time. I love Beth Moore. (And Travis Cottrell! He sang in the choir at my church when I was younger)

Haha love the maternity baby bump

Katie said...

Ooh and PS: I love that you have "My heart your home" playing! Our wedding party walked down the aisle to that song. :)

Shaina said...

You make that belly look hot! I love it!!!!

And also ... cheese blintzes? Yummmmmmmy!