Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"stay-cation"

one picture added :)...I was awful about carrying my camera around with me this weekend! We had a GREAT weekend with friends and Cal and I spent a lot of time relaxing! The end of our "stay-cation" was on Sunday. We had such a great time all week long...we sat by the pool most every day and went to eat at yummy restaurants every night! It really did feel like a vacation! We ended the week with some time with great friends.
On Friday night, we went over to Brynnen's apartment and just sat around and talked for literally hours! We always just love our time with Adam and Brynnen! Man...I wish I had my camera with me that night...fun times!
On Saturday, we went over to Sarah Flannagan's for a pool party with a lot of great friends and LOTS of babies! Cal and all of the boys grilled out hamburgers and hot dogs, and everyone just relaxed around the pool! Saturday night, we went over to Brynnen's friends' house for a cookout. Elizabeth Anne and her husband Steve were both SUCH amazing cooks and hosts! We had grilled grit cakes(to die for), fish, chicken, green bean bundles, and Brynnen made a YUMMY salad (I need the recipe..by the way)! It was all WAY too yummy!!!
Cal started back to work on Sunday...so no more "stay-cation". boo! We are still getting to spend a lot of time together since he gets home early (sort of) and I don't have work...yet! School is starting back in 3 weeks...so I have a lot to do in the next couple of weeks!
I've got to be better about taking my camera with me everywhere! I hate pictureless posts!ha!

I will end with a verse that really touched me this morning during my devotion time. I am always struggling with how people perceive me as a person. I have always struggled with that. I read this quote this morning and it really hit home, I just had to share:
"Find FREEDOM through seeking to please God above all else. You can have only one Master. When you let others' expectations drive you, you scatter your energy to the winds. Your own desire to look good can also drain your energy."
Mathew 6:1 says: "Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in Heaven."
I think it is always so important to remember who we are here on earth to please...it most certainly isn't man!

2 comments:

Nicole said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for ending with that verse. This is something I've been struggling with alot lately!!

mrosev14 said...

It sounds like you had a really nice stay-cation. It seems like you got to spend a ton of quality time with friends. That was a very nice verse to end your post with.