What a full Saturday!! Who doesn't like to start a Saturday with a little 5K fun run? It was my first race of sorts - but not a REAL race. The Y sponsored a fun run, and so I was excited to do it. Kelli told me all of the "race" rules - don't run the day before, eat spaghetti (lots of carbs) for dinner the night before, and NO wearing an IPOD during a race!!! I obeyed 2 of the 3 orders - I did the elliptical & weights on Friday, ate pizza last night for dinner at CA Pizza Kitchen, and left my IPOD at home. However, I REALLY missed my music!!! Kelli assures me that in the big races, there is so much entertainment around that you don't miss it. Anyways, it felt great to complete it, as always, and so I was proud.
Then, David, Callie, and I headed up to church while Mom and the boys began their day of fun. David and I had a GREAT time at the marriage mentoring simulcast. The speakers were great (they were simulcast live from Seattle), and we are SO excited about this new ministry that our church will be kicking off. We have had such a passion for marriage and family ministry for years. We contemplated joining Family Life ministries years ago before David went to graduate school. Anyways, we had a great day hearing about this ministry and how we can equip ourselves to help walk through some things with other couples. What a difference it can make!! It was wonderful to have some uninterrupted time together as a couple, as well. It was like a 6-hour long date, in a way!!
Of course the boys had the time of their lives with my Mom - they don't often get to be all by themselves with her - usually we're all together or something, but they had a BLAST!! They went to the teacher store, bought me some new candles, had a fabulous lunch together, and just all kinds of fun. I am SO thankful for my Mom and the very special relationship that she has with each of my children. I LOVE that we live close enough to be able to pop in for these quick trips. The time is never long enough, but how THANKFUL I am for her!! I love you Mom!