I've had a great weekend! It all started Friday night. We had a gift card to Clear Springs, a restaurant here in town, so we went out to eat. What a treat! Yummy food with my sweet family. Afterward, we got home & put the kids to bed and I went to meet a friend for a Coke before I went grocery shopping. I always put the kids to bed & then go to the store for groceries, so that wasn't out of the ordinary, but the friend I was meeting was "me" a few years ago. You see, she's the mom of one of the kids in my class at school. She's going to start teaching this Fall & she was nervous about that and has lots of questions. I say she's "me" a few years ago, because I remember feeling that way. Now, all year long, there have been parents of "my" kids who I looked at as not only a parent in my class, but a potential friend...someone I could see myself hanging out with & really enjoy talking to. Friday night confirmed that for this lady. We met at 8:30 and started talking. We did talk about teaching & school, but we talked about a lot of other things too and before we knew it, we looked down & realized it was 11pm!!!! I did my grocery shopping really fast & got home just past midnight....but it was worth it. I had a good time getting to go have a "girl's night" with her.
Saturday was another great day! The church has a Mother/Daughter party each year for Mother's Day. This year it was a Pep Rally theme. There were cheerleaders there to teach the little girls a cheer for their moms. There were craft tables set up where they could make necklaces & key chains for their moms. There was a table where they could decorate a megaphone to take home. They served nachos & hot dogs & popcorn (like the snacks at a ball game). It was fun! The girls & I enjoyed it.
That evening, we went to a Co-ed baby party for some friends of ours who are having a baby in July. We got to see baby Bella's room & visit with the couple and lots of other friends while chowing down on some really good BBQ. Yum! Congrats Mandy & Jason! Can't wait to meet your little sweetie!
But above all the other cool things that happened this weekend, today took the cake. Early this morning, Sarah got saved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is an email I typed up to send to family & friends early this morning right after it happened: