Last weekend I had a short time away. It felt like about the time I got away I was back home again, but nevertheless, it was awesome.
It was a photography expedition (I hope to post some of those photos on my business site soon), mixed with some down time for me -- where I didn't have to be anywhere unless I wanted to. That's just pretty much rare.
I did a little sight seeing.
I did a little beach time.
I did a little eating out and shopping.
I did time alone (well, Lakelyn was with me, but she is a seriously easy baby.)
I did a lot of walking.
I did some time with friends... (thanks more than I can say, y'all.)
I might not have had much time doing what I did, but it was way more than I've done in a long while and it was a very-mini vacation for me. It all seemed so quiet. So slow even. Until I got home and then I realized it went quite fast.
It was while I was having some alone time that I was able to really seek God about somethings I just haven't had time to sit and think about - I mean, I've been thinking about them for months, but I can never get deep about them. It's hard to explain, but because being a mommy, etc. keeps me going so constant, there are things I kind of keep in the back of my mind that I know I need more than just a few minutes to think through and pray about.
Well, this past weekend, I had some time to dive into some of those things and flush them out and so it was spiritually refreshing for me as well. God and I had some good conversations. And it was actually quiet enough for me to actually hear what He was wanting to tell me.
Some of my conversations with God concerned this blog and I am really excited about the vision He's confirmed in my heart about it. I've kind of been just dropping Him some quick texts about it and how I've been feeling without having the time to just sit and talk and listen to Him reply. And I'm grateful to have come to some definite conclusions that I am just so peaceful about.
I feel no need to explain myself, and without further explanation , I have made the decision to remove the comment section on my site here. I'm sure there will be folks who wonder why and there will be assumptions. Assume way.
Life is silly like that.~
Here are my favorite bike pictures from my little time away:
Here are my favorite architecture pictures:
Okay, so a lifeguard station doesn't exactly count as architecture.
I just loved the variety in this shot. It makes little sense.
This was right on the other side of where they were hosting the 2010 Model Volleyball Competition. The club was really pretty with white tents and couches and lounge areas and bamboo huts.
With these next two, I'm not sure what I liked best - the cars or the buildings...
Probably my favorite building - it was so happy looking.
My favorite smog shot, er I mean blue beach chair shot...
I sat her down in the sand and she was like, "What in the world?"
She ate a little bit and then headed for a swim~
My traveling gal~
It was a special time all in all. Just having Baby along was so fun. I love getting to know my kids one on one. I was amazed at how well she did on the flights. I smile thinking back on how she loved all the people. When I would push her along in the stroller where ever I walked, and I did a lot if walking, she would smile and wave the whole time as though she were in her very own parade.
Wow, I missed the crew here at home. I don't think I've ever text Robert so much in such a short time frame.
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