Monday, March 18, 2013

What I did this past weekend

I feel like a new person. I love it. I talked about it in this post. But I am ready the book Crazy Love... It's changing me. I love it. God is using that book to wake me up. I have a pretty low-key life. I stay home with Hazel and while that is tough... I have a lot of free time. Especially with her becoming more and more independent. Have I mentioned that I am loving her age? She is at such a fun age and she just has the best personality. 
Anyway, what I'm trying to say is I've been feeling a real pull to use my time more wisely in a way that brings God glory. So I emailed my church to see if I could possibly volunteer there during the day while Hazel goes to preschool. It would be the perfect situation for both of us. More on that later.

Anyway, so this past weekend we went to Amicalola Falls in North GA. It was the most perfect day. It was 70 degrees, not a cloud in the sky, and there was a light breeze. Literally, perfect. So we packed a picnic and headed up there. It was wonderful. Just what I needed after being cooped up for so long because of my back. The hike was about 2 miles up one way and then about a mile on the way back a different way. Hazel did FANTASTIC and hike about 90% of the way. My back felt great during the hike but then on the way home it got sore and tender. 

This is the before! She was so excited! 

Dancing in the park

Taking a break at the top of the mountain.
Independent little spirit.
The waterfall!

Silliest girl.

Sunday, we woke up and went to church. Then met some friends for lunch at Moe's then back to church. Our church just had a "jean drive" where people donated jeans for kids and parents in our county that can't afford jeans and tennis shoes. So we went back to church after lunch to sort all the jeans and shoes into sizes. Hazel loved helping. It touched my heart to see her helping and wanting to help... even if she didn't really understand what we were doing. Then, we went home and Hazel and I rested for an hour while Jonathan worked out in the basement. Then back to church we went for night church where I hold the babies and Jonathan plays the guitar and sings for the kids. This morning when Hazel woke up she said "go to church?" Sweet baby wanted to go back! She loves our church and I am so thankful for that. 

This next Sunday Hazel is turning 3. I can't believe how much she's grown. This past year has been an amazing year for us. 

I am hoping to get back to the gym this week. Today. I spent about 2 hours walking around grocery shopping so my back is hurting, so I won't make it today but I really hope this week I will be able to. Jonathan said that everyone is asking about me at the gym and checking on me every time he goes. That makes me feel so good. I love my gym and the real community that it is! I can't wait to get back! 

In other news I am 2 pounds away  from losing 20 pounds!! I am really hoping to get there by Wednesday. I'm not going to weigh myself till then. 

How was your weekend? 


  1. 1. Hazel looks so tall! She must be taking after her mama.
    2. Get back to the gym-- says Holly on the couch.

  2. Awe, you are awesome. I feel like I am telling you this all the time, but seriously. Amazing! Sounds like such a great weekend!

  3. What a fabulous weekend. How sweet of Hazel to want to help.
    Sending prayers your way for a fully healed back.

  4. I got to go to church this weekend so my weekend was awesome! I need to read that book. I've heard great things about it!

  5. Sounds so great - I love North Georgia - it's so gorgeous :) and my baby girl is 3.5 - small world :) Congrats on the lbs - youre so close to 20 that's awesome!!

  6. Wow, what a great weekend! Hope you get back in the gym this week and happy bday Hazel! :)

  7. Hope you can make it back to the gym soon, but don't push yourself too much. :)
    And yea, Doug & I will definitely be hitting up Amicalola. I've got to stop staying cooped up myself.

  8. Hazel is precious but you already know that.
    Also, YOU GO GIRL you're so close to the 20 mark!
    So proud of you!