Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Blogiversary Lunch and the weekend!

Hey you guys, I hope you are having a GREAT start to your week!! I had a great weekend and  hit the ground running, so my blog took a bit of a back seat. Yikes!! Thanks for checking in and HALLO! to new readers, there are a few of you, I would love to hear from you, pop in comments and say holla! 

Last Thursday I went out for lunch with my Dad, it was my Blogiversary! It was a nice way to celebrate! We went to a great brunch joint called The Egg and I in Minneapolis! 


I SPLURGED and got the eggs benedict, not very healthy, but I had them add spinach, under all that sauce! I ate about half and thank goodness there was a little color on the plate! 


Dad and I outside The Egg and I! 


Then on Friday I was able to attend a conference in St. Paul to hear a great speaker and pastor, Joyce Meyer. She is a Christian speaker who ministers to people in pain, who are facing difficult challenges and encourages us to find JOY in everyday through our relationship with God. She's part pastor, part motivational speaker and ALL sassy mom on that stage! It was a great time. This was the worship service, the band there was Phil Wickham. 


Beautiful: 

Afterwards we went to Grand Ole Creamery a WONDERFUL Ice Cream place in St. Paul where they make everything there, including their Waffle cones! YUM!




I had a flavor called Coffee Break (of course) which was coffee ice cream with oreo's and caramel mixed in. WOW. I felt like I had to get the waffle cone, the girl making them was just so sweet! :)


My buddy Ryan and his parents came out for the night too! Hello gang! 


Mom and I waiting in line for Ice Cream, we LOVE anything that comes in a cone. 


The rest of the weekend was good and busy with a training for work all day Saturday and working on Sunday! I DID however get my Mom and I matching bracelets that are pink onyx and have a little silver charm that says LOVE (the picture is horrible, it was from my phone! They are a reminder that the LOVE of God is all we need: it is where our salvation is and our grace, it is where we run to for shelter and it is where our power to live joy-filled lives come from. It's what we pass on and it's what TRANSFORMS lives!! 


I am sure you have noticed a change in my blog even in the last 3 months with how I talk about my faith, that's because I have been growing so much in my beliefs that it's just saturating more and more of my life. Hope you guys find encouragement in it and if you have any questions about it, or want to vent at me for going all GOD , all the time, drop me an email! :) 

What takes a backseat in your life when schedules get too full? Mine is blogging and eating right! 

5 comments:

Shan said...

The Egg and I AND Grand Ole Creamery! Girl, you are giving me a heavy dose of nostalgia!!! I have been to both those places many times, a long time ago. :) (I went to college at Macalester and GOC was a fave spot, down Grand Avenue...)

Love the bracelets!

Annika said...

Really like that you are growing in your faith, I believe that talking about it openly is one of the most important things we as Christians can do!
I came "kicking and screaming" into Christ just 6 weeks ago and my life has already turned upside down in an amazing way!
Thanks again for great inspiration in the way you choose to live, bravo!

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

Ah I have yet to visit the Egg and I! I'm thinking breakfast, with you. What works, Saturday or Sunday?

I love the evolution of a blog--it truly is a vehicle for whatever is going on in our lives. Glad to see your embracing change and welcoming it :)

fitfunandfabulous said...

Housework goes by the wayside when my life gets too full. It drives me CRAZY cause I like to keep a neat house, but its the first one to go when I'm busy.

Dr. TriRunner said...

I just had to comment because I LOOOVE the Egg & I, not only for the food, but I have some really good memories of trips there with my dad after a morning at the YWCA. I've gotta get back there soon!

I'm sort of at that point right now when LIFE gets too full. My bf and I had a weekend of evaluating our relationship because we're both pressed to find time right now, and that is a feeling I definitely don't like. I'm working on making sure I find 30 minutes to just LIVE - whether that be through prayer, journaling, taking a walk, doing the crossword at Dunn Bros - whatever it may be. Life is too short to go from practice to work to coaching to errands, etc.

I'm really enjoying reading about your faith journeys. I'd love to get together sometime and have a little bloggy meet-up/chat session, because I feel like we have pretty similar views with our faith and the role that plays in life. Walk around the lake/Sebastian Joe's?!?! ;)

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