Hi all! It's a beautiful, cool, misty kind of day here in North Carolina. The leaves are changing and there's a light rain coming down. Two of my cats are sitting on the window sill wondering why they never get to go outside and my new kitten is happy just sitting on the arm rest of my chair watching me write...actually I think she's considering running up and grabbing the tails of the the big cats...she is quite an ornery little thing! My dog is curled up on a blanket that my husband pulled out for her thinking she needed some warmth. We have quite the animal farm around my place!
Today I thought I'd update you on the personal side of things because I don't get to tell you what's going on very much with me since I try to keep my posts on the fashionable side of things. I hope you don't mind me doing so.
I just returned home on Monday from speaking on the Premier Christian Cruise's Girlfriend's Getaway. It was really wonderful but I'm really tired. I haven't caught up on my sleep yet and hit the ground running when I got home. Some of the highlights on the cruise were getting to know so many wonderful women who came with girlfriends, sisters and moms. I spoke on Sunday afternoon so I got to meet many of the women afterwards when I did color analysis for several hours.
I also got to spend time with some of the other speakers and muscial guests. Melissa Reeves from Days of our Lives won "me" in an auction bid so I got to spend an hour with her and her sister in law while I consulted with them on their image, clothing, etc. It was fun getting to know them. I think I'll ask her to hop over here one day so you can meet her. She is darling! Her sister in law is Kimberly and she is awesome, too. Here's a pic of Melissa:
Lysa Terkeurst, Renee Swope, Karen Kingsbury, Shaunti Feldhaun, Carol Kent, Angela Thomas, The Spa Girls, Rebecca St. James, Nicole C. Mullen, Mark Harris, Kenn Kingston were also on the cruise. I sure hope I remembered everyone here.
Some fun moments were late at night after all was done but some were up and about. Rebecca St. James had 2 of her brothers on the cruise, Joel and Luke along with one of their friends, Wes. All were in her band and they were AMAZING!
Nicole C. Mullen ROCKED the house (or rather the boat) on Sunday night when she put on a show to bring everyone to their feet. The girl can SING! (She and I are doing an event in Adrian, Michigan in January so if you live anywhere near there, PLEASE COME! We'd love to meet you.
There was also a makeover contest where women got to nominate someone to win. I got to take her shopping and give her an image makeover. It was fun, fun. We shopped in Key West. Of course I forgot to take pictures of anything the whole time so I'll have to get some pics from someone else to show you. The winner was from Indiana and her name is Sheryl.
She was beautifu, inside and out.
Tomorrow I leave for Michigan to speak at a teen event and a woman's event this weekend. Please pray for my energy if you happen to think about me. I'd appreciate it so much. My speaking season will wind down for the month of November and December so I'm coming into a time of rest pretty soon. Perfect timing as my son's basketball season begins in November and they are quite a team to watch and expected to win the state championship this year. He is a 6'7" sophomore...15 years old, but soon to have his 16th birthday in December.
This is him being silly with his friends when we were in Guatamala this summer! I guess it was face painting night...LOL!
My husband Dave works from home and handles things for us on the homefront. He cooks all our meals, and even does the grocery shopping. I do the laundry though, and I change the cat litter. Every now and then.
Okay, I do it more often than that.
I live in a quiet neighborhood with lots of trees. We live a pretty simple life, acutally. My hubby and I enjoy coffee on the front porch every morning and try to spend as much time together as we can during the week since I travel most weekends. I take Luke to school each morning and pick him up after practice each day. We're up about 6:30am each day and I have to pack a BIG lunch for him. He likes to eat. Alot.
I'm going to spend some time tomorrow (from my host home or hotel room, whichever they put me in!) and look at the outfits you put together on Amy's site during the challenge from last week. Thank you to those of you who commented and I can't wait to see what you came up with.
I hope you don't mind me not posting about fashion but honestly, I just don't have the energy today. I knew I could tell you about what's going on with me personally because I don't have to put much thought into that since it's just stuff about me. Thank you for understanding.
I'm so glad you are loving the Monday Morning Makeover Posts. I love them, too.
I told you I had a surprise gift for everyone who posted a comment on last Wednesday's blog. Well, here you go:
The 32 of you who posted comments are going to be invited to a Webinar of your very own! I will tell you the date soon, but it's being planned for sometime in November. It will be your very own fashion workshop with me...it will be a time you can ask me questions, chat with each other and have some good ole girlfriend time! You excited?
Thanks girlfriends, I'm doing laundry today, unpacking from my trip this past weekend, and re-packing to leave on a 7:30am flight tomorrow morning. I am teaching at my church tonight and honestly, would like to take a nap.
Love you girls for hanging in there with me each week...and for giving me grace today.
Blessings to you,