Kind of a bad picture of the St George TempleYou know how you have plans to go visit the in laws and have your husband slave away the whole time on his jeep, and then you find out you have to reschedule and now you have the whole weekend to do whatever you want? Even though we were sad we weren't going to visit with family, we were excited to finally have some down time! It was bound to be a good weekend.
You know how you have dinner plans with friends Friday night and you're so excited about it (okay, I was excited, Eric was indifferent because you know, he's a man) because you haven't been to dinner with friends on a weekend in months? And then dinner turns out to be really sick-to-the-nast and things start looking down for the weekend, instead of up. (Sorry Laura, it was gross and Eric was sick ha ha!)
You know how rare it is to have babysitters for the whole Saturday and you and the hubs excitedly make a list of things you want to do, that you can't normally do with a baby... and you end up spending 6 hours at a car dealership instead? Yeah, totally not our idea of a good day date either. Keep an eye out on Instagram and I'll be sharing my new "mom" car as soon as it's delivered!
You know how you've spent all day at a dealership and the last thing you want to do is go to the tire shop next, but you have to go because there is a bubble forming on the side wall of your tire? And then you find out that the tire is coming apart and they have no idea how you've been driving on it all week without it exploding? Yeah, our Saturday has really gone down hill! My stomach still twists in knots thinking about how many times I drove on the freeway over 80 MPH (it's the new speed limit, holllllllah!) with my precious baby in the back seat... if that tire had blown? Yikes! But then they find one lone used tire that happens to be in perfect shape and only charged us $25 for tire and labor.... and I realize that our guardian angels have been working full time to keep my family safe and money in the bank. We are forever grateful!! Saturday isn't turning out as bad as it looked.
You know how you had babysitters for the whole day so you were planning on going to the Temple (because we haven't been since before Mia was born... TOO long!) but it's now 7:30PM and you still have to drive 45 minutes to get home and put the babe to bed? Well, we went to the Temple anyway! We had a glimpse of what true sacrifice is to some and my heart is so thankful we made it to the Temple. My spirit feels rejuvenated! We met a group of amazing people that truly changed my life that night. I am thankful for the example of a very handicap man and a wise temple worker who was not afraid to point out our blessings and teach us the importance of love and sacrifice! My heart is so full. Our Saturday turned out much better than I could have hoped!
You know how you were supposed to visit family but plans changed (giving us a weekend to do whatever we want, and we spent it doing almost everything we didn't want?) and then SURPRISE! Eric's parents ended up coming into town on Sunday and we got to visit for a few hours!
Despite things NOT going as planned, the weekend turned out to be better than we could have hoped! And I didn't even take pictures (except for this picture of the Temple and it's not even good) to prove how "awesome" it was! I'll stick that excuse under my list of weekend fails :)