I'm not a patient person. I wish I was a patient person. I don't have the patience to force myself to become patient. (Ba dum dum dum).
I have been waiting now for almost a year for this weekend to get here. A YEAR, people.
That's longer than I waited for the birth of my children. It's longer than Spencer waited to propose to me after we met. It's a LIFETIME in my existence.
But now, it's here! It's the Siesta Fiesta in San Antonio!!
I will leave Birmingham at noon on Thursday to fly to San Antonio and will return Sunday. My amazing, wonderful, fantastic, husband is keeping the girls so I can go. Read: I won't have to change a diaper for 4 whole days!
My friend, Erin is meeting me in Houston, and then we are flying to San Antonio together. She is one awesomely crazy chick who LOVES Jesus and guarantees side splitting laughter, so I'm pretty stoked about hanging with her for the weekend. Plus, we both share a love of LOST, Shawn Johnson and the entire US Women's Gymnastics team, the Montgomery Biscuits, PF Changs, Travis Cottrell and his Praise Team, the Nacho Cheese joke, and Hunt's Snack Pack Chocolate Pudding. I love her. She is tall and skinny and resembles a JCrew model, and I am not tall and not skinny and resemble a mom who hasn't showered in 2 days. But other than that, we're twins.
I also cannot wait to meet people FOR REAL who I have gotten to know on this blog. People like Lisa who has just finished writing a book called Married to the Ministry. She wrote a BOOK, y'all. Her writing and picture will soon reside on the shelf in my den. How crazy is that? I went to a Birmingham Blogger dinner about a month ago where I met in real life Sophie, Kim, Gayle, Leslie, Ditsybug, Rhoda, Lora, Stacey, and Becca. **UPDATE I totally forgot to add Trista and I read her blog EVERY DAY! I used the list of people who were at the dinner that she has on her blog. Because it was on her blog, she didn't list herself, so I didn't list her, either! SORRY TRISTA!!** A lot of these gals are headed to San Antonio and I am looking oh so forward to seeing them again. You know, because we have to travel 800 miles to hang out together when we actually live in the same city. But Birmingham's salsa doesn't compare to San Antonio's salsa (so I've heard) so that in itself justifies the trip.
The whole Siesta Fiesta part is a get-together of ladies (and a few men "Miestas") who read and comment on Beth Moore's blog. We have matching tshirts (which I have always thought was waaayyy corny, but am super excited about it this time) and reserved seats a pajama party and a lunch/meet-and-greet with Beth and ENDLESS SHOPPING. But to top it all off, Beth will be bringing the Word like it ain't been brought before. The Holy Spirit has tickets and will for sure be in attendance (and there is nothing like a gathering of Christian women AND the Holy Spirit), and I guarantee God, himself, has his popcorn ready and will be ALL OVER that arena. I. Cannot. Wait.
I hope to be able to update ye olde blog while I'm in San Antonio, but I won't make any promises for stuff like internet service at the hotel (after all, hundreds of bloggers are descending upon the place, so it could throw in the towel and cry Uncle), or my choosing shopping over sitting at a computer, or the goodness of the salsa that might deter my thoughts away from blogging. But I'll try.
Oh, and changing the subject really quickly, I had the amazing privilege of re-connecting with a cousin through the wonderful bloggy world. Her name is Phyllis and we haven't seen each other in about 10 years. She is now married to Will, and they, along with their 3 children, Jaan, Raia, and Asya, are missionaries in the Ukraine. Please add them to your daily prayer list. They are LIVING the Great Commission every single day. That's awesome.
See y'all later.