Monday, November 8, 2010

3 day weekends are great

This weekend I was able to head down to Springfield to visit some friends.  I was really excited to spend some time with Paige and to see my friend Carrie again.  I drove down Friday after work and got in kinda late, so we talked for a bit then went to bed.  Saturday morning Paige made french toast for breakfast (yum!) and we decided to head to Carthage, MO to check out the Precious Moments Chapel.  Neither one of us had ever been so we were excited to check it out.  When we got there we were not disappointed!  The weather was gorgeous and we enjoyed looking at all the figurines and paintings and hearing some of the Precious Moments history.  

Paige and I in front of the cute fountain outside the entrance

The beautiful mural inside the chapel of what Sam Butcher pictures the entrance to Heaven will be like.  

Angels getting their halos (another cute mural)

There were lots of paintings in the chapel and several depicted this cottage that was built for Sam Butcher's grandchildren in the middle of the river.  So we took a picture with it.  

Car pic!  Isn't she adorable?  :)

That evening we headed down to Branson to have dinner with my friend Carrie and her daughter Analise and to go look at the Christmas lights (which have been up in Branson since like mid-October.)  It was so good to catch up with Carrie and hang out - and you know I love me some Christmas lights!  It's funny how you appreciate them more when you don't live there.  But sometimes if I was in a bad mood I would drive around and look at the lights to cheer myself up when I lived down there.  Ah, memories.  lol.  

Sunday Paige, Bryan (Paige's boyfriend) and I went to breakfast at Gailey's.  Mmmm sooo gooooood.  

After breakfast Paige and I went for a quick walk while we waited for the furniture stores to open.  Then we went to look at new sofas for Paige.  Fun times on furniture row in Springfield!  Then it was time to head home.  What a great trip!

Sunday night I watched Toy Story 3 (Mom bought it) and my regular Sunday night tv.  Monday I was off so I slept in and got to hang out with Abi since she was in town for a conference.  And I got to see Gus (her almost 1-yr old - how did he get so big?) since he came in to visit Oma and PaPa while Mommy was at the conference.

It was so good to see her!  It was a great weekend - too bad I have to go back to work tomorrow!