Sunday, August 24, 2008

Pretend I have a creative title ~

I wish I had a creative title, but creativity isn't one of my gifts or talents, so let's pretend it's creative.
I don't even know where to begin a post about the weekend. The conference was phenomenal. Wait, I don't want to start there. I want to start with the peeps God put in my path this weekend. On my flight were some ladies (Siestas!) from Birmingham. It was nice to have someone to walk and talk with during our layover. (We also shared the flights back!) We rode the shuttle to our respective hotels and met a couple of other ladies too who were going to the conference. One of them didn't blog, but she had met Beth Moore when Beth stayed in her FL house! How cool!
On Saturday, a couple of Siestas were in the hotel lobby and we caught a taxi to the Dome together. After the Fiesta, we ran into each other and they invited me to go eat some really good Mexican food with them! Thank you, Deb & Heather, for inviting me and listening to me babble. (I pretty much chattered the whole time we were together - the downside to my being by myself for too long.)
There were two sweet women who I sat with on Friday and Saturday, D'Ann and Holly. We didn't have a whole lot of time to chat, but I could just tell they were nothing short of precious. They made sure I was loved on during the conference! Thank you, ladies, for making sure I had someone to sit with and for showing me love!
We were split into groups for group pictures with Beth, Amanda & Melissa. Can I just tell you that they are all so tiny??? Size 0 maybe? I got to hug Beth & Amanda! I was telling my daughter that they knew my name, and she said "Were you wearing a name tag?" *sigh* I had already come to that conclusion, but I was trying to think they knew my name because of my witty and snazzy comments on the blogs. Oh darn, who am I kidding? I'm going to keep on thinking it's because of my wit!
The Siesta fiesta was fun. It was neat to put some real faces to some of the blog names AND I just loved seeing Amanda & Melissa interact with each other and their momma! After hearing so much about them through the various studies I have done, it was just neat to see it first hand. I could so picture Melissa saying to her mom, "Are you going to boss me today?" tee hee hee
Beth said "peeps" during the conference and said Melissa told her she should never say that again! I loved it (the fact that she said peeps).
The conference was out of this world. When Travis started the worship music, I started crying. I was so overwhelmed with all the beautiful voices worshipping at the same time. We had a song that we sang a Capella and none of the praise team was singing, and I thought that the sound was so sweet that it must be the sound God hears when we sing His praises. Ummm ummm mmmm.
I didn't get to see a whole bunch of San Antonio AND I missed the PJ party! I was so tired when I got back to my room last night and I was sinusy feeling that I fell asleep! I think all the non-sleep of the last month and the past couple of days just caught up with me.
Oh, the topic of the conference was about inheritance and how I'm an heiress of God! Yahoo-Jah!
I have to get ready for my first day of work :-)! Mary, you're the only commenter (and probably reader), so I hope you've enjoyed a tiny recap. Oh, I forgot my darn camera!!

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer. 29:11


  1. Cathy-- thank you for this update. I loved reading about the weekend and hearing about those you met. I so wish I could have been there, but the Lord just didn't have that in my plan. I want to hear more and would love to read your notes when you have time.
    Good luck tomorrow!

  2. Cathy, I'm so glad you were there this weekend! And thank you for lumping me in with my skinny minnie sister and mother, even as I expand weekly with this little one on its way. You are very sweet! Have a great week!

  3. I have 2 comments! I'm on a roll ;).

    Ummm, Amanda, YOU ARE A TINY THING!

  4. Cathy,
    You are hilarious
    We did miss you at the PJ party!
    I will be posting the videos from it very soon :)
    Let's just say that it was so funny that some of us literally wet our pants - hehe
    Love ya

  5. I am more than happy to be #3 Cathy! What a wonderful recap you've done. It really was a special time - wasn't it? But really - you must remember your brush next time. I promise not to tell Mama Siesta :-)
    It's so nice to meet you Cathy.

  6. I don't think I put in this post that I forgot my brush, so I won't have to worry about Amanda telling Mama Siesta! She was disappointed in the siestas who sat down because they didn't color their hair! (People still have natural hair color??? ;)) Can you imagine how disappointed she'd be if she knew I couldn't have big hair simply because I had no brush? (Well, that and I don't have the big hair skill!)

  7. Hey Cathy,

    It was so great to meet you! I have one question...did you pick up your cookbook? I was printing out shipping labels...and either forgot to mark your name off or need to mail yours tomorrow. Let me know, Siesta!

    Blessings on you!!