Monday, June 23, 2008

I'm Back!

Oh my.....please forgive me for the delay in posting this month....it has been a crazy time and to top it off, She Speaks just ended. Whew! If you were there, you know how amazing it was, in so many ways. Exhausting also. I don't know why this is, but when you're in the midst of it all, it doesn't feel tiring, but then you come home and just want to melt...and sleep. At least I do. But I couldn't cause we had small group last night and it was game night...now that was fun! We played the game "imagin" and laughed so hard I almost cried. If you've never played it, it is a great game to play with anyone....family, friends, anyone...but better if you know the people a bit!

Mexico was good. Rainy, but good. It was a great place to re-connect with my husband and son after a busy speaking season. Luke was hardly to be found because he made so many friends with all the other kids there he was off having fun, rain or shine. He played every game they had available from beach volleyball, beach soccer, pool volleyball, pingpong, and whatever else they had! The activity leaders told him if he ever needed a job they'd hire him...so now we call him "resort boy". We also went horseback riding....amazing time!

It was awesome meeting everyone at She Speaks! So many bloggers, speakers, and writers! Today I even got to go shopping with Lisa B from SimplyHis blogsite! She attended She Speaks but her husband joined her for shopping today! She is a completely new woman....she's probably on her way back home now as she ended the day with a new haircut, too! I hope she'll pop over and help me post pics of her before and after wardrobe....Lisa, can we do that?

Tonight I'm speaking to a small bible study group of 20 women so I've gotta run and get prepared for that (I've gotta leave in 15 minutes and I'm not dressed yet) so tomorrow I will probably turn all phones and computers off and just relax and play with my family!

I pray you are well and off to a wonderful start to your summer vacation. Would love to hear from you! Thank you so much for praying for me during this past month as She Speaks drew near. I appreciate it more than you know. Beautiful Blessings! Shari

7 comments:

April said...

welcome back, sure have missed you.
o i can't wait to go shopping with you

Faith said...

Shari, thank you SO much for coming to speak to us tonight!!! It was a such a blast! I have a giftcard to Ann Taylor Loft, and now I am ready to go shopping, armed with my color swatches, of course, and the great tips that you gave us! I am grateful for your willingness to be used by the Lord in the lives of women all over the country, and in my Sunday School class!
Hugs! Faith

Digging for Pearls said...

Welcome home. I pray that God gives you strength and time with your family as you recuperate.

Blessings,
Pearls

Lisa B @ simply His said...

Oh my! You actually posted :D

Thank you so much for your help -- yesterday was absolutely amazing! I will try to get some pictures posted, but it's probably going to be towards the end of the week. I'll definitely let you know when I have them up!

Sharon was absolutely wonderful too :) My hair is cute again :D

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

You are such a hoot! I was just reading MaryBeth's blog about what that boy said about the hair and your response!! =)I LOVED IT!!

I loved your what not to wear workshop! It was so helpful and great!! And thanks for the hair advice. =)

Wrinkled Shirt Ministries said...

WooHoo, so glad you're back in the blogosphere! I've been waiting patiently knowing that you were out running the countryside! I do hope that your flights were delightful. I so wanted to be at SheSpeaks but it fell on hubby's birthday this year, and around here, you just don't mess with hubby's birthday!
Paula G. <><

Starr said...

Shari, I am so glad I got to see you at She Speaks! I talked to Patti, "Ms. Curlee" as I call her, but never got a chance to speak to you.

The conference was so much fun and such a wonderful blessing! I now have a clearer direction for my writing and women's ministry. Thanks for all you P31 girls did to provide us with such a fantastic time!
Love and Blessings,
Starr LaPradd