Whew! It's finally Friday!!! This week has been extra long for some reason. I have been sick all week with a really bad cold and sore throat and I haven't been sleeping well, so maybe that's why. The beginning of the week was soooo nice. The fall weather was wonderful. But now it is muggy and warm again. NOT a fan of that!
So many things have been going on. Let's see....I forgot to tell you that last week I got together with some of the girls in my Sunday School class to stuff shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. This is something I do every year. It is a ministry of Samaritan's Purse (Franklin Graham's ministry). You just get a shoe box and stuff it full of little gifts and toiletry items and the boxes are sent all over the world.
I love doing it and I usually work at the warehouse here in Charlotte, but this year we weren't able to. If you are interested in doing this, you can go here and find out more about it!
Last Tuesday was Steve's birthday. We decided to go out to dinner with his family to Carraba's.
We are going to celebrate with our kids this weekend. His birthday was pretty low key, but we are going to have lots of fun this weekend to make up for it. It is Lindy and Mark's fall break, so we are all going to Boone this weekend to see Laura and go to her homecoming game.
Lindy has never seen Laura's dorm so Laura was so excited to show her everything. Lindy actually is already there and Mark is there too. He is going to a sorority semi-formal tonight with a good friend of his.
Steve, Ashley and I are driving up tomorrow. It is supposed to rain on Saturday, but we are going to have fun anyway. Hopefully Sunday will be nicer and we can maybe do a little hiking and browsing around the quaint little shops in Blowing Rock! We have gone to Blowing Rock every year since our kids were little so we are looking forward to it. We usually stay here at the Chetola Lodge.
But this year, it was already booked. There are so many people going to the mountains this weekend for the game and to look at the beautiful leaves!
Tonight Steve took Ashley and me out for Thai because he knows how much we love it. I am trying to do a little laundry and get packed. We are leaving first thing in the morning so I need to get busy!