Monday, August 22, 2016

A Fun Weekend + No Plan

Good Monday morning! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! 

Our’s sure was amazing.

(image from our worship leader’s Twitter

It started out Friday night by celebrating our church’s dream team (i.e., the group of people is serve at the church). Our church brought in Meredith Andrews to lead worship and Pastor Buddy Owens to speak. We brought the girls with us and they both loved the music, clapping, and dancing. Ina even sat in the front row with her friend Miss Emily and the rest of the teenagers and was living up the big girl scene. Until she had to go to the bathroom.

We are technically on the dream team because we are small group leaders, even though our small group took a break over the summer. I have to admit that a part of me felt like I didn’t really deserve to be there because I haven’t done near as much as a lot of the people sitting around me. However, I had to remind myself that I am in a baby/small child season of my life and I am giving what I can, which isn’t a whole bunch, but it is what I have to give. 

We had to leave after the first hour, because it was 8 o’clock and about that time our children turn into pumpkins. 

Saturday I worked and then we packed up the girls and drove down to visit Dan’s parents. We met them and a few other family members to drive down even more to a beautiful place called Caplinger Mill. 

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The old mill and beautiful water and greenery made this the perfect place to spend the afternoon. Ina loved hunting for seashells and swimming around. 

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Cora crawled all over the rocky beds and even tried to eat a few rocks. 

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We were all wiped out by the time we got home.

Sunday we went to church and then drove down to my dad’s farm for a little bonfire and fishing. 

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(S’more + ketchup face)

The girls loved playing with their cousins and catching fish. 

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Hop on over to my snapchat @runningwithrach to watch my sister getting a fish off the hook. Props to her, I won’t even attempt it. There are some things I don’t do and putting my finger is a fish’s mouth is one of those things.

So, I don’t really have a food or fitness plan for this week. I don’t have a food plan because we LEAVE FOR VACATION for week in Hilton Head on Thursday morning and the food plan is simply to clean out the refrigerator. 

For fitness, I found out on Thursday what my pain and ashiness and fever was. It is called erythema nodosum, which is basically an inflammatory reaction to an unknown cause (maybe an infection, allergen, etc.) that creates a whole bunch of painful welts all over your body and causes you to feel flu like symptoms (fever, general aches, weakness) and arthralgia (which would explain my throbbing ankle). 

I have been taking Aleve, which helps a lot with all of the symptoms. This is the 4th time I have had this and it usually settles down in about 2 weeks, even though it can last for months in some cases. All of that to say that I am going to take it easy on the fitness front and give my body the energy it needs to heal. 

Whew, what a long post! I hope you have a good week!

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