Let's Meet Over Lattes

Thursday, March 15, 2012

[Some of the wonderful ladies I got to finally meet at Creative Estates this past weekend]

I found the cutest little coffee shop downtown yesterday. Will you join me for coffee there?
I'm sure we'd laugh and share stories, sip our frothy lattes, and wish that time would stand still. I would ask you how you are doing? What is God doing in your life? What is stirring your heart these days? How can I bless you?

I would tell you that Joshua and I have a really big appointment this morning that will eventually change the rest of our lives. I barely slept last night. I know that the outcome will provide more direction in our lives and I am so excited/nervous/anxious to get to that appointment. I will probably be telling you all on Monday (my BIRTHDAY! Eeek!) how everything went :)

Speaking of birthdays, I would tell you that holy cow! I am almost 27 years old! I had always said that I wanted to get married at 21 and have a baby at 27. Strange how both of those things really happened. At 26, I feel like I really learned who I am. I've learned to not really care what people think about me anymore (although it's still a struggle sometimes).
I've become more confident and comfortable in my own skin.

I am still craving oranges, carrot juice, and pineapples like they are going out of style. When will I start craving pickles? Is that really just an old wives' tale?

I would tell you that we spent a few hours at Home Depot yesterday looking at carpet, paint and flooring for our new house. So exciting! If you have any tips for me, please share!

My mom had big shoulder surgery two weeks ago and also had a procedure done yesterday that went great. My dad will be having foot surgery in June and September, also. It's so nerve-wracking to watch your parents go through health issues. I'm so thankful that they take such good care of their health and am really excited to watch them both become grandparents this August.

I'm sure you heard me mention on Monday that I attended Creative Estates this weekend. I had a lot of comments from people saying "I can't wait to go next year" and "Looks so fun!" Well, I did have a GREAT time with the ladies I've been talking to for the last couple of months. Having them all in one place was magical. But I would not endorse the event and feel it's my obligation to let my readers know that I would not recommend it. Since so many other people have already approached the topic, I'd encourage you to read factual reviews of the event from 5OhWifey, MommaGoRound, Vintage Wanna Bee, The Hollie Rogue, Mama Marchand, This Little Momma, MommasMeTime, KraftyKash, if you've been considering attending in the future.

I would tell you that a few of the girls that I spent time with at Creative Estates and I have sent over 1500 text messages in the last 3 days. Praise God for unlimited text messaging! One thing about bloggers: they are GREAT communicators.

I would ask you if you know why the best show in the world goes on the world's longest breaks?! I'm talking about "Revenge," ya'll?! What. Is. Going. On?! I'm starting to get grumpy.

I would tell you that we have started attending a new church that meets at the high school campus in our soon-to-be-neighborhood. We were just really convicted that we needed to find community and build relationships with people that lived close to us, not almost an hour away. This new church also has a MOPS meetup (moms with kids age 0-5) and they are letting me attend even though I'm a mommy-to-be. I'm so excited!

Did you know that yellow is my absolute favorite color of the moment right now? I'm obsessed and can not get enough.

Cowl: Snowdrift Designs Bag: Steve Madden

Joshua just worked a 112 hour work week. I feel so bad! I'm so thankful for such a hard working man!

I would tell you that I spent time with some of the most incredible women this weekend. If you haven't read my last post, you need to. Some of the conversations we had have been burning in my mind. It's crazy how you can have some of the most impactful, deep, incredible conversations of your entire life over a 4 day weekend with women you have never met before. I crave that in my day-to-day personal life and am praying that God continues to bring those relationships in my life.

And lastly, I'm 20 weeks pregnant today.
Half way there!
Holy cow, this is HAPPENING FOLKS!

[If you have not met this lady yet, you need to STOP what you are doing and visit her here... so amazing!]

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Ayodeji said...

Praise God for your life. I just started following and wow, we are birthday mates: same year, same month, same date :) Happy birthday in advance.

Alli from Life on LeRoy said...

It was great having coffee with you on your blog this morning :) My Birthday is Monday too! Only I'm going to be 28! Enjoy your day!

Lottie said...

Have just stumbled across this blog and I love it. Can't wait to read more :)

Just the Two of US said...

Yay! my birthday is in March too! what a great month! looks like you had tons of fun at creative estates!
Hang in there your halfway through! yay!

GingerPeachT said...

I had a blog coffee date on my blog too :-)
You have so many exciting things happening! So happy for you and the new friendships <3
I can't wait to hear what you will be having!!

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

I love coffee dates! Wish we could have one in real life. :)) Happy Early Birthday!! =D I can't wait to hear the big news!! :)

Laura said...

So many fun bloggers in one photo! Looks like a fun time. :) And look at that baby belly! You look great.

ThisLittleMomma said...

Love this, I wish I could have a real coffee date with you- soon friend, soon! I'm sad I didn't get to join in on some of those group pictures :(

5ohWifey said...

Love love love you. Wish we were having coffee for real. And 1500?!!? Oh em gee

Mrs. Baker said...

loved the chat and the coffee ;)

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Glad to hear you made some new friends and had a nice time! :) I am SERIOUSLY craving an AZ bloggers meetup. Anywhere! Anytime! haha.

the hollie rogue said...

seriously, i can't tell you enough how you blessed me this weekend. i honestly can't wrap my head around how i can feel like we are such great friends and only met once :). you are a blessing to this blog world, for sure! can NOT wait to hear the news. Muah


Ruthie Hart said...

this post made me smile and I hope one day we WILL meet over lattes! What an exciting season in your life right now, I cannot wait to watch you become a mommy!

Leslie @ top of the page said...

look how cute you are. happy happy birthday! so glad creative estates was fun. it looks like a great bunch o' ladies!!

Lisa @ MMT said...

So glad I got to meet you this weekend! I really wish we would have had more time to talk and get to know each other. However, I do cherish the convos we did have and how much you helped me realize a lot about living with MIL's haha. You are so confident and secure with who you are, and I really admire that!

& yes, Revenge needs to come back on ASAP! My week does not feel complete without it!

Erika @ rouge + whimsy said...

i would love love to have a coffee date with you. and i would love love love even more to help you plan your house!!! <3