We spent this weekend with my parents to celebrate my dad's birthday (as well as D.J.'s belated birthday) and to enjoy some much needed rest. It was a wonderful chance to get away from To Do Lists and to get a little soul-food as well. I attempted to make a cake that looked like a Bible for my dad and D.J.'s birthday. However, it broke in half, lost a corner, and looked more like a field of Easter grass. It was quite the disaster in my opinion. D.J. says it is a beautiful cake and tastes wonderful with all the extra icing used to glue it back together. Never the less, I will not be posting pictures.
Since we got engaged last December, I've been trying to grow my hair out - mainly because it gave me more options at the wedding. I finally had enough of the length, the heat, and the hassle. So this weekend I cut 3-4 inches off and added some layers, much to my husband's dismay. It is nice to have short hair again and I love how bouncy and light it is!
This weekend, we also got to visit the church I attended when I lived there. While most of my friends were out of town, it was nice to see several of them again. We had a delightful lunch afterwards and got a chance to laugh and catch up as only old friends can. (Who else can tease you about that one time you lost the egg toss with your own special flair?)
Over the past few weeks, I've noticed an alarming trend - all of my friends are having babies!! I remember when I was in college feeling like everyone was getting married except me. (One summer alone, my roommate and I received 32 invitations!) Now all of those friends that got married several years ago are having their first (or second) child. In the past week and a half, I've looked at 7 or 8 Facebook albums of new babies. I'm very excited for my friends and their spouses and know that they have been born into wonderful, loving families that will raise them in the fear and knowledge of the Lord. It makes it very difficult sometimes to wait and trust. We want to wait a while before we have children as we learn to be husband and wife and I know that's best - for us and for our future family. I just have to remember that God's plan is perfect and I have to trust Him for the details...
It's time now to shower and get some errands and laundry done. Three day relaxing weekends produce excessive amounts of dirty laundry!