Here's what's been going down in the Thomas family this past week...
After the salon, I went shopping and bought a few new items of clothing that I needed. And then I got home just in time to grab a quick bite to eat, kiss Preston and Will, and then leave for Seattle as I had tickets to Time Out for Women.
For those who don't know what TOFW is, it's put on by our Church and is a huge conference for women. It's spiritual, empowering, entertaining, etc. It is meant to treat women to a spiritual feast and give them a break away from being a mom and wife just for a day.
It was as if nothing ever happened. We had a lot of fun together. We laughed, we cried, and we laughed some more.
And of course we had to get our pictures taken in front of the famous "Public Market Center" sign.
But that was only after some random stranger came up and put his arm around me and tried to pose with me. Yep, I've still got it. So hot that guys are dying to get their picture taken with me. LOL I'm sooooo kidding.
Back at Benaroya Hall, we had some girly fun in the ladies room.
Anyway, the day was amazing. I came away with goals of wanting to be a better wife, a better mother, a better friend, to do more acts of charitable service, to pray more and more specifically, and to count my blessings each and every day.
(A photo of Seattle that I took while I was driving, as we were leaving to get on the freeway)
Will, thank you so much for letting me have some "me" time on Friday, and a day with my Mom on Saturday. Even though it was great and I'm so glad I did it, I did miss you and Preston a LOT. :) I love you.
The last week has been a bit rough on us both though. Maybe it has been mistakes on our own part from early on, but being new parents we only did what we could at the time to get him to sleep each night - which usually involved rocking, nursing, shushing, or walks in the stroller, etc. Now that he is 9 months old (Happy 9 months Preston!), and 22 lbs, it is getting to be a big strain on our backs to hold him or bounce him to sleep. We also hear about many other babies who are able to go to sleep on their own, and we really wish Preston would do this. :)
For the last 3 days in a row, I have averaged about 4 hours of sleep a night. I've been sick with a bad cold too and so I've pretty much been feeling miserable.
Here's a photo of Will and Preston from last week (by the way Preston's head only looks that big because Will is quite a ways back behind him making his head appear a lot smaller):
Will still hasn't had much luck on the job front, but we have been so blessed in soooo many ways. That is an entirely different blog for a different day though.