Monday Mashup

18 March 2013

Hey Lovelies! I hope you all have had a fantastic weekend. Mine was spectacular and I tried my hardest to make the most of it especially with this being my last weekend in Florida. I totally missed my family and wanted to make lasting memories.

Friday: The weekend began quietly for me, I woke up at about 6am to get ready to hangout with one of my really great friends. We decided that we would start the morning with a walk near the beach and it was a chilly but fabulous morning. Our conversation was one of the deepest we have ever had, it brought about so many revelations. We talked about our childhoods as well as what we had hoped and dreamed would come true for the baby girl my friend is expecting. Did I mention that I will finally have a Goddaughter? Well its true. In less than a month my husband and I will become the proud Godparents to a baby girl, who we look forward to leading and grooming in her walk with Christ. We've already been praying for her birth and life to come - praying that she will honor and serve God with every fiber of her being to live according to his will. I feel so honored to be tasked with this responsibility. I already love you baby Elena.

After our walk we went home to freshen up for Lunch, and tried this nice little cafe called the White Lion.

Saturday: Another early start to the day. My family and I prepared to go to a picnic sponsored by my mom's job. She is a teacher so every year her teachers' union throws this big hurrah to bring teachers and their family members together in support of teachers' rights. Any how the majority of my immediate family goes every year. There is free BBQ, cotton candy, drinks, popcorn, cake, rides, raffles, info booths, and face painting for the kids. I can never eat anything they have there but we had a blast, I was able to just enjoy my family minus the pieces of my heart that were unable to come this year. My brother also came but missed the photo op - this was his first time.
Being Chauffeured around by my parental units, and having Panera Bread.
From Left to Right: Me, my cousin Faith, my Stepdad Alfed, my Mom, my Aunt Nicole, my cousin Destiny, my Grandma, and my cousin RayRay. Several of my loved ones are missing from the photograph but this is the majority of my immediate family.
After four hours of fun the picnic ended - we headed to a friend's church to enjoy a musical called the Story. It was the bible stories beginning with Creation all the way to the crucifixion of Jesus. I was a blubbering mess watching all that happened to Jesus and knowing that he did it to save me (and you). As hard as it is to watch it I am for sure it was a lot harder for him to be hanging on the cross, but its great to be reminded of the precious gift that was given. The New Test Baptist Church did a wonderful job telling this story through narration and singing, they will be performing again on Good Friday so if you are in the area check it out.

Sunday: A very low key day, my family and I have reserved this day for resting and quality time for many years. After a wonderful service at my church CFMiami on aligning your marriage we had brunch and watched a few movies together. I caught up on some much needed blog reading and began writing out my packing list because I had just two days before it was time for me to go home. My flight is on Wednesday and I do not want to forget a single thing. I am sad to be leaving my family but the it's time to be reunited with the rest of my family.

Today will be dedicated to packing the majority of my luggage except for essential items that will be needed for travel.

So how was your weekend? What were the highlights? Let me know in the comments below.


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