We had an wonderful weekend. Saturday we took the kids to Latta Plantation to fish and walk the trails. Spencer and Jordan did the fishing while Chris, Madison and I did a treasure hunt on one of the trails. It was a lot of fun and the best part was stopping for ice cream at Carolina Cones on the way back. They have a chocolate peanut butter ice cream that is to die for. I love the chocolate peanut butter ice cream from Baskin Robins but this is so much better.
We went to church on Sunday morning and listened to another great message by Pastor Steven. He was talking about "Spiritual Hearing Loss" , he used the fact that he is losing his hearing in one ear for comparison (and no it is not because of all the loud music at Elevation). It was really a great message though and we were really glad that Spencer could join us! We did have to meet his ride back to HHI right afterwards so that was kind of a bummer. We were really glad he got to come for a visit and are looking forward to the state qualifiers meet in a few weeks so that we can see him again.
Chris and I left for Asheville early Sunday afternoon for our marriage conference. We had such a great time! The hotel was a bit of a disappointment but the conference was worth it. We were expecting a really nice hotel, it was held at the Grove Park Inn and Spa. It is a historic inn and you could definitely tell! The bathroom was so small that you had to turn sideways to get to the sink and toilet. You could not get out of the shower without opening the bathroom door. The TV was so old that I am pretty sure it was original to the building lol...... They had an absolutely gorgeous indoor pool and waterfall but much to our dismay that was not included in the room. Oh you did get to use the pool and fitness center (the one that was located on the back 40 of the property) That is no joke! By the time you walked down the hill and then back up you would not even need the gym. They asked us when we checked out if we were happy with our stay and we told them that we were a little disappointed mostly with the size of the bathroom. The lady said that we could have told them and they would have moved us to a bigger room. We were thinking maybe when they see someone that is 6'4" checking in to one of the small rooms they should mention they were built for elves. I don't know, just a thought....................
We did get to see Kevin Leman and he signed our book. That was all worth it, he is such a great speaker. When we got out of our first session we had "homework". They told Chris that he needed to take me to a nice restaurant, open all doors for me and listen when I talked. I told them I am blessed because he already does all of those things! I am so grateful to have such a good man that takes such great care of me. After our conference was over we got to go tour the Biltmore Estate. We have been wanting to do that for several years and figured since we were there we may as well go. We had a great time there and hope to be able to go back again and stay at the Inn.
We also had great news from Elizabeth. She sent a text message on Sunday afternoon and said she would like to come and stay for the entire summer!!!! We are so excited, we have been praying for this for a very long time. Another great reminder that God is so great and he does answer prayers just in his time not ours. Please be praying for us, Elizabeth does have to try and talk her grandparents in to letting her come.
I think I am going to head to bed now, Chris and I did not sleep at all last night. The beds were like something out of motel 6 ( and this was supposed to be a 4 diamond hotel). I think I may feel better about it when I get a good nights sleep and the pain in my back goes away!