Who am I right now?
... anyways, Friday kicked off with Ricky & I taking advantage of the 2 for 1 at Starbucks this weekend.
Anyone else take advantage of the deal between 2-5 on their holiday drinks?
I was excited because I wanted the red cup to kick off the holiday drinks - especially because I was listening to Christmas music... yes, we have a local radio station playing 24 hours of Christmas music already. I'm not going to fight it this year. I'm giving into it.
So I was excited to get my red cup, to sing O Holy Night to the top of my lungs... & then get this cup. What the heck? Green?... My Starbucks always seems a day late & a dollar short.
I'm still counting it as festive. But riding with the windows down because it was in the 60's did take away from the Christmas feeling anyways.
Funny side note... to get the 2 for 1 at Starbucks, you have to get a 'holiday drink' - we asked what was included with that. I ended up getting the Salted Carmel Mocha - which is what I like anyways... but Ricky likes plain mocha drinks. Not on the list. So he asked for a "Peppermint Mocha....." which is on the list... but he asked for it.... "with no peppermint" ;) haha.... the lady just looked at him with the funniest look. I told her, I'm so glad someone else is giving him that look besides me.
She wasn't too happy about the little sneaky way... but we kept joking with her & at the end, she handed over his drink & said, "One Peppermint Mocha" & winked at him. Glad we warmed her over & she wasn't too mad.
That Ricky. Gotta watch him.
I ended up spending my whole Friday night editing pictures. I'm so excited about this wedding & all the pictures. Kept me up till past midnight. I just couldnt stop editing.
I was hoping to sleep in on Saturday after a late night Friday, but no.... Bruno has other plans. Like just waking me up so he can get on my pillow & go back to sleep. Mercy.
I needed to get up anyways. I had a lot on my to-do list. Fun stuff like cleaning, & working out & reading for my Bible Study group. Responsible things.
I did manage to get in like 4 episodes of Fixer Upper in the background. That was a bonus.
as well as a few episodes of Tiny Houses... which always blows my mind. How are people going to live in 97 square feet? Harvey Dent alone takes up 97 square feet! Amazing.
But then I got to spend my Saturday night the best way possible. With my 7th grade girls small group. Our church really likes for us to do things outside of church on our own - things that make those deeper connections. So I had mentioned going to paint pottery & the girls came up with an idea to meet earlier & eat dinner together, which I loved. Especially because it was at a place I had never been before. & in the end, I got a dinner I've never had before.
Potato Enchiladas. Have you ever even heard of that? I hadn't... it wasn't bad though. Just what you would imagine though. Tasted like a big fried potato with enchilada sauce on it.
The girls had told me all about the queso there too so had to get an order of that. It was yummy. White cheese queso. Tasted more like a mozzarella or whatever white cheese they put on mexican food. Pretty good.
We finished up & headed over to the pottery place. I just had the best time listening to these girls & hanging out with them. They all said they wanted to do something together at least once a month. How cute is that? I want them to all have a connection with not only me, but with each other. They will need good deep friendships as they grow up together & what better than a Christian sister they know really well? I'm hoping to get these girls together outside of church as much as I possibly can. & feel so blessed that they want to do it... & let this old lady tag along :)
|One of the girls painting|
GOOD VIBES indeed!!!
The best part of the night for me was when one of the girls looked at me & said, "Rebecca, you are the coolest adult leader I have ever had"... I told her, "Correction - I may APPEAR to be an adult, but I'm not really" ;)
... ok, so between us, I may be an adult...a really old one because I got home & took a shower & called it an early night after a night with no sleep before. Harvey Dent didn't mind the early bed time.
Sunday had us back at church with an amazing lesson on praying for God's Will to be done. Powerful stuff.
& then off to MSM with my girls again. They were still laughing about things from the night before & we're trying to think of our own personal group name. Someone suggested "Happy Accidents" because painting the night before, every time someone messed up, they kept saying, There are no such things as accidents - they are all happy accidents" ... how cute is that? But I kinda like that name just because I like the idea that God brought us all together form different areas of life... not really an accident on His part. We're still seeing if anything else 'sticks' on us, but love that the girls are about making a name for our own group. Again, loving these connections.
They are already planning on a Christmas gathering. They suggested doing gingerbread houses at my house. I'm just trying to figure out how to get that many girls in my house with candy flying everywhere without Harvey Dent trying to catch every falling sweet to the floor.
Anyone have any fun ideas for a Christmas gathering???? Lay them on me.
I left MSM to go to my JOY Sisters while Ricky ended up heading out with some friends to go see Dr. Strange.
Yep.. you'll hear me once again say how much I love my JOY gatherings. A lot of our group couldnt make it but I always feel like sometimes, the smaller groups are just a good way to connect on a different level. Love these ladies.
It all worked out great because right when we finished, Ricky had called & was done with the movie so we were able to meet up for dinner. I was so thankful for that since I didn't get to have dinner with him the night before & felt like I didnt get to see him a lot for the weekend.
Time to get home & do more adult stuff like bill writing & getting my week planned out for another busy few days ahead.
whew.... like I said, BLINK & we're back to Monday
... & counting down to THANKSGIVING!
I can't believe it.
Ready to start bringing up the Christmas totes. ... which I felt like we JUST took back downstairs.
Talk about BLINKING & time moving fast.
Now, to find a good slow weekend to get all the decorations up.
How was your weekend?
Is your local radio station playing Christmas music yet?
Any fun Christmas gathering ideas for teen girls?