Monday, February 11, 2008

A Great Weekend!


Well, I am not exactly sure where to even begin. This last weekend I had was tremendous! :) I had such a great time just hanging out with my family. On Friday, my Dad picked me up around 1:30, which was nice to get off work earlier than 6:30. I then had a few hours to just run errands with my Dad and kind of hang out with him, which was nice. We planned out what we would have for dinner and then the two of us cooked it! :) He is the "fryer" of the family, so he made some fish for himself and fried two chicken breasts for me, to put on the Fried Chicken Salad! :) Then along with the salad we had Fettachini Alfredo. Okay, I know, none of that seems to go together, but we were throwing together odds and ends, and it all ended up tasting good! :) I spent the rest of that evening watching a movie and playing with Lane.

Then on Saturday, Angie had to leave to go to Mt. Vernon, so it was just Lane, Mandy, my Dad and me. :) My Dad and I cooked a big breakfast and then honestly, I think we played the rest of the day! :D My Dad barbequed, since it was SOO nice outside and Lane and I practiced our circus stuff :D It was lots of fun!

Sunday I would have to say we had the most fun though! Lane had been wanting to go swimming SO badly and I was afraid it just wouldn't work out again, due to certain things. But to our surprise, both my Dad and Angie said that Mandy and I could take Lane to the YMCA to go swimming. We have never done this before, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but they have what they call "Family Swim" on Sundays, where they have the BIG water slide open, so Lane LOVED that! It was really nice too, cause there weren't many people there! ;) After swimming for almost 2 hours, Mandy, Lane and I went out to dinner and then to Krispy Kreme afterwards for a dessert! It was so nice to be able to spend so much time with Mandy and Lane! We had a great time and it was sad when they dropped me off back at the house. I wanted that day to last forever! Can't wait till next weekend though! :)

...I've realized lately that when I am not thinking about my Mom, it's almost as she is still alive. Or I just forget that she is not here with me anymore. Because a lot lately, I have let my mind slip back to thinking about her and when she died, and it's like I can't take it. I wonder how I've even made it this long without her. It seems impossible. I have so many questions I would like to ask my Mom, questions that only seem fitting to ask a Mom, but now they are left unanswered. My heart longs to see my Mom again, she was my best friend. But, now I am realizing that Jesus needs to take that spot. I can't cling to the hope that my Mom will come back or that someone can take her place, only Jesus can. It says in Proverbs, "A friend loveth at all times" and "A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother"....Only Jesus can be this friend. Not Lane, not Mandy, and sadly, not my Mom.

(note: first picture is of the Valentine card, Lane made for me! And the second picture is of the cheesecake Mandy made :D )

4 comments:

Kristen said...

Glad your weekend was great! :-)
The cheesecake looks so delicious! :-)

Scottie Moser said...
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Scottie Moser said...

Aw, glad you had a good time, sis! And chicken salad sounds like it would go really well with fettuccini Alfredo. :-P

But, wow ... that cheesecake must have been the highlight ... it looks SO good! XD

Cashlin said...

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