Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bloggy Meet Up!

Hello friends! It feels like it's been forever! My week is a little screwy because I had Monday off...but this girl is not complaining. I could really get used to four day work weeks.

My weekend was pretty jam packed but it was a lot of fun. I spent Saturday morning volunteering with the Junior League at one of the local hospitals in the city. We participate in a program designed to assist young, pregnant women during and after the delivery. These women have the opportunity to participate in classes and earn points which they can then spend in the Stork's Nest. This shop is filled with all sorts of donated items such as car seats, bouncers, clothes, books, diapers...you name it. We were able to provide child care for the mothers during the lecture, assist in feeding the participants, and organize the "checking out" duties of the Stork's Nest. It's one of those projects you participate in that leaves you feeling like you really made a difference...but also that you are so, so blessed. The majority of the pregnant women were very young. Some as young as 14. I just cannot even imagine...

Sunday we headed to church and spent the remainder of the day cleaning the casa. Why were we cleaning you ask? (You know I don't just clean for the heck of it...right?)

Well....because Lindsay was coming!!!

Lindsay and her dear husband were able to stop in Cleveland on their way home from a wedding filled weekend Sunday evening for a visit. You have no idea how excited I was to meet this girl. I mean, wouldn't you be? She's just fantastic.

We hit up Houlihan's for dinner and then Cheesecake Factory for dessert. I was able to get my Red Velvet Cheesecake!! Yeah! It was heavenly.


Monday we spent the morning visiting and even played the Wii for a bit. Let's just say we need some practice...

Chick-fil-a was on the menu for lunch since my Canadian friends had never been. It was a hit! Obviously. Can't you tell how excited she was??


It was so wonderful having them and I cannot wait for our next bloggy meet up!!

*Pictures stolen from Lindsay. Ha!

9 comments:

Lucy Marie said...

We had so much fun too. Can't wait to see you again. xoxoxoxo

d.a.r. said...

Too fun!! Apparently I need to move up north so we can all play!!

April said...

What a great volunteer opportunity! I'm a NICU nurse, and I see WAY too many teenage pregnancies/moms, and often they have very little support and/or money. Good for you for making a difference :)

Lindsey said...

How fun!

New England Girl said...

Ah, what fun!!! :) :)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Yay for Red Velvet cheesecake! Yum!! Sounds like a fun weekend!

The Shabby Princess said...

Red.velvet.cheesecake. I die! Die! Girl, you know I only clean when people are coming over. The other 98% of the time, my house looks a mess. Sigh. I'm no Martha.

And now I want Chick Fil-A!

a H.I.T. said...

What a great weekend! I love bloggy meet-ups. And am so jealous of chic-fil-a.

Brittany Ann said...

You and all my fav blog gals have been hanging out right and left! I need to get up there already! I'm missing the fun!