Monday, March 17, 2014

Work Hard, Play Hard

At the end of February we got to take a 10 day work trip with Tim.
He had to be in the Fort Lauderdale area to visit schools and exhibit at a conference at a church down there.
Taking these trips is definitely one of the very sweet parts of homeschooling.
I can take the classroom wherever we go.
We stayed at Tim's parents house the entire time we were down there.
They watched the kids for us the first few days, so I could attend the conference with Tim.
It was called Liberate, and it is held every year at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.
I would highly, highly, highly recommend it to anyone and everyone who already loves Jesus or is searching for Jesus.

Matt Chandler was one of the speakers.

He is my pastor crush (as in I love his pastoring, not him).

If you haven't listened to him, you should.

We also got to spend some time with good friends that we haven't seen in a while.

And we both were kidless, which is a rare treat.

Tim and I also got to share a date lunch at a sushi place he found last time he was there.

After the weekend conference was over Tim spent the next week visiting schools in the area, while I schooled George and enjoyed cable at Mima and Pipa's house.

We did a couple dinners out.

A couple dinners in

We got to have dinner with my aunt and cousins, since they only live about 20 minutes away.

We tried to go to the community pool in my in-laws' neighborhood, but it was closed:(

We played at the park and went to Target too.

We basically did what we do here.

But it is always fun to do "nothing" in a new place.

On our way home Tim had to stop at the old school he worked in while in Fort Myers.

It was a bittersweet stop for me.

We got to spend a little time with dear friends, but at the same time that year was such a blur that I almost hate bringing back some of the memories.

If that even makes sense.

Sometimes I can convince myself we were never there, but I know God had a purpose in it all.

I choose to live in that place (most of the time).

All in all it was a great time spent together as a family, and I am thankful for this time.

It may not always look like this, so I want to always enjoy and savor each moment of our beautiful lives.

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