& when people say they dont know how I keep up with the busy, I just sort of laugh because it doesn't feel that busy to me.
This weekend? It felt REALLY busy to me. Even having a four day weekend, I think it made it even busier.
With Ricky not going to be able to do our usual vacation like we normally do in October, I took 2 days off last week to try & spend some time with him. We made the most of it, definitely.
So, I am going to recap this the fastest way I know possible because I have so much on my mind & in my heart about the weekend, its kinda ridiculous....
... Got to go to the Hillsong United Concert. It was the LONGEST concert I have ever been to in my LIFE. Like, we were there over 4 hours & they STILL were singing when we left. I have so much to say about this concert. I think I'm going to do a blog post specifically for it. Just know - it was amazing. A small glimpse of heaven, for sure.
... I slept in every day of my 4 days off. Did I mention a glimpse of heaven just before? This was also a small glimpse in a different way.
... I got my Kelly Moore Camera bag in the mail on Friday. I honestly cried over it. I have wanted a Kelly Moore camera bag as long as I've been a photographer & I finally decided to go for it. I AM IN LOVE!! This is another thing I think I need to do a full blog post on. I feel like I can now carry a camera with me all the time & still not look like I'm really carrying a camera... just a REALLY big fashionable purse. It's pretty heavy, but its also that other word - pretty.
... Disney is re-releasing Beauty & the Beast for the 20th anniversary - which means when I went into the Disney Store this weekend, I just basically said, Take all my money! We rarely get out to the Disney store anymore & try to make it out that way when we're off. I'm not sure if it was the best thing or worst thing going out there. Bad for the wallet - best thing because it made my Belle heart so happy. I came away with a new shirt, a GORGEOUS sweater, a Beast t shirt, some figurines that will be super cute to add in some book shots I take & a little 3 pack of zipper pulls that I NEEDED for my camera bags. There was a new coffee mug that I passed up - AND 2 plushes I NEVER have seen - one of Babette & one of Gaston - those are super rare. But I did show restraint & didn't buy it all. (I wanted to though)... I just know when the live action movie comes out? I think I'm going to need to take out a loan.
|One of my new shirts|
... after being inspired by all my new Beauty & the Beast loot, I had to make it work in my Bible Journaling time on Sunday. I really love how this turned out. & so what if I had to make sure Belle's hair is a little more red than usual.
... I got to go on Saturday morning to see one of my past bride & groom's because they recently added onto their family. I just LOVE this couple anyways & am so thrilled for them to welcome a little boy. I get to see them again soon because I'm photographing their brother's wedding in September. I just love staying connected to my past clients. I could go meet up with all of my photo-family & do a catch up in their lives.
I loved talking with this sweet momma because I remembered from her wedding that she diabetes. With my niece recently being diagnosed, I was asking her about her life with it. She was also diagnosed at the same age my niece was at the time. Brook is such a light & encouragement in general anyways but she was saying that if she had to get any sort diagnosis of anything, that would be the one she would get because while it is something you have to watch & be mindful of, once you learn to make the adjustments, its just second nature.
|I love this picture shows your insulin pump on her side - a real life thing|
... a super momma!!!
... I had to make the drive home in that rain too. It's a 25 minute drive & in that rain, it took about 40 minutes. & do you know the second I pulled down my street, the sun came out & clouds blew out & it was total blue skies. Guess there really is no place like home.
... I was home about 1 hour & we were right back out to celebrate one of my favorite little girls first birthday. It's our neighbor's granddaughter - & one of my JOY Sister's daughter. I'm basically a designated aunt, at least in my opinion, if not by law ;)
... We left from the birthday party to head to support our friend at a fund raiser at a pork roast for his mission trip to the Philippines. We just ran in though to give a donation to our friend (Miss Vegetarian here) & wish him luck & it was great seeing other familiar faces & get in some hugs.
... we then ran out to get some grub that I could eat. #SaveAPig
It was actually great going to this restaurant because we haven't been in YEARSSS & one of our favorite waitresses is still there. As soon as she saw us, she was like, "WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?" :) I love friendly people. She immediately wanted to know about Harvey Dent too. haha. He's semi famous with his antics.
... Our new year in youth ministry got its kick off on Sunday. I am so excited to lead up a small group this year. 7th grade girls are my peeps. I so loved one of my girls name was Kira. I asked her if she was named after the character from Xanadu, to which she looked at me like I had 3 heads. I then had to try & describe Xanadu - to which the looks kept coming. I am determined to have these girls over for a Xanadu party now.
... As soon as church was over, I told Ricky the ONLY THING we had to do was go get the new Harry Potter book. I have been giddy excited about it. So when we walk into Target & saw this....
.... I seriously stood with my jaw dropped & may have teared up a little.
Ricky's response was "You're not really crying over this, are you?"... he kept making fun of me & I kept trying to explain to him that this is 10 years in the making. & I have gotten EVERY book the day of the release. This was no joke. I NEEDED this book. When he saw how upset I was, bless him, he went & found a guy & asked to check if they had any in the back - any anywhere. Nope. I was so heart broken.
... BUT THEN........YAHOOO!!! As we were leaving the store, I got a phone call from a friend who saw I had posted the above picture. & she told me they just found the book & would pick it up for me. I seriously teared up again... Harry Potter was making me ALL emotional this weekend! & just the thoughtfulness of friends. Is that just the best thing ever. So yeah- be prepared, I'm going to mention this again in Thankful Thursday. When my friend handed me the book, I'm sure I felt like those Star Wars fans when this last movie came out. It's when you think something is never going to happen & it does? On top of the kindness of people making sure you have it in your hands? Just a perfect combo...
|I love this lady, love her daughter (who is in my MSM group) & love her other kiddos & her husband|
... I just love this whole gang!!!
... I had to get my August planner calendar together & get my month scoped out. How is July gone? Seriously... this is nuts.
...I wrapped up my weekend snuggled up in bed watching Celebrity Big Brother on YouTube. I always get caught up in that show when I tell myself I'm not going to because about half way through the season, they start blocking all the videos people put up. So frustrating. But I'll stick with it as long as I can.
& here we are ... back at a Monday!
How was your weekend?
Did you get the new Harry Potter book? or even care about it?
Do you have a Disney store near you?