Monday, August 25, 2008

The Fiesta...Through My Eyes

Thursday 4:30 am: Did my alarm clock really go off? I never even went to sleep...the excitement for the weekend sent waves of energy rushing through my body...to sleep would bring a sort of forgetfulness of tomorrows surge of living this life of bloggeramma...and that just couldn't happen...maybe it was that coffee I drank before bed...I totally blame Holly for that. :) I was up and in the shower and packing the remainder of my things for the San Antonio Siesta Fiesta. I went into Holly's room to wake her up (as promised in case the travel alarm didn't work) and I wish I had a camera 'cause she was all but hugging the snooze button on the alarm clock...I think I even heard a faint song ...ohhhh sweeet snoooozzzeee buttooooonnnnn...coming from her! HOW CAN YOU SNOOZE AT A TIME LIKE THIS!!!! haa haa haa So, we made our way to the airport by way of IHOP (the pancake house...not to be confused with IHOP the prayer house). After a couple hours of loud, obnoxious, flatulent, but sometimes funny children sitting behind me, my turbulent (due to seat kicking) flight ended and I arrived in San Antonio.


So, I got to my room and walked across the hall to converse with Holly and Joanne, and while we were talking, Kimberly walked in with her sweet daughter Grace, later we heard screams, so I poked my head out and there was Stephanie and others hugging and crying and screaming, then more hugging and crying and screaming...soon the hallway was full and those poor men on the same floor had it cut out for them. lol Here's a first glance of the hallway meeting...which grew rapidly.

It was funny 'cause everyone was calling each other by their blog names. Then Cheryl (The Prof) came out with her Miesta and met us all...she is such an awesome person!






They all left and went on the boat tour of the River Walk, and I went elsewhere, but I made it to the last boat tour of the day...it was awesome at night.

The River Walk was beautiful, so the next morning I went out and took some more pictures.















While I was out walking I met Brooke (Mail Girl) Geo Cashing, so she taught me all about it and took me hunting with her. It was probably the highlight of my trip because I am not big on socializing, meeting, greeting, and making friends and such, so I really enjoyed my first friend making experience.
I couldn't believe how humid it was...holy smokes...and Denver summer clothes just don't cut it; so, I went shopping. I really hate shopping, so I'm glad I found something fast...and on sale. ;)


On to lunch time.
We all hopped the bus and went to ...beats me...we ate at so many Mexican food places, all their names run together. There were a ton of us and the waiters were awesome to put up with us all. Here are some pics from that.

This is some of us waiting for the bus to take us to the restaurant.















This is us at the restaurant...poor waiter guy...at one point he had to tell everyone to sit down 'cause so many people were all over the place.



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The conference was great as Beth Moore conferences generally are. She taught on being an heir of God. The energy amongst our group was just unbelievable...I enjoyed it.

Here's a small video of us siesta's waiting to get in:

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I sat next to Donna (and I have a horrible pic of me with her), so I won't post it...I was hot, red, not an ounce of makeup left on me and topped it off with a cheezy smile...she is awesome though...I had a great time talking to her.


Finally, our session with the Moore girls was so much fun...Melissa just cracked me up more than anything.











This is Kathy and Jackie Sue they were awesome ladies!


















This trip was such an unbelievable time of getting to know people who have just been pictures and words to me. How crazy it seems to some people to do this sort of thing, but it actually makes me think of the day we will meet Christ face to face. He's not just words on a page, but he is life to us. One of these days, we will meet Him and suddenly we will realize He is more than what I read or believed...He is my life...ahem...my inheritance...as I am His. While I had such divine appointments this weekend and enjoyed everyone that makes blogging worthwhile; I still can't wait to meet the one that makes life worth it all.

7 comments:

GratefulinGA said...

Kate, so glad your back and cool in Colorado! What a great joy it was to meet you! Is'nt our God amazing, giving us this little preview of what's to come?

You are some kind of awesome! Your PJ's and 'the worm', were the best ever!

I'll be praying for you and your ministry. Look for me to check in from time to time.

Hugs and Blessings,

Tammy

Nadine said...

Sounds like a great time. I enjoyed the pictures. The group was very large - what fun that must have been.

beckyjomama said...

Loved your post ... you did, however, forget to mention that the only thing missing from the weekend was your bloggy bff Becky JO!!!! HA HA!!

Loved the pics though!!

XOXOXOXOXOX
Becky Jo

Way More Homemade said...

Hello new friend! Have you cooled off back in CO? Still hot & humid here... it will be until October (and possibly beyond). I look forward to reading here and finding out how things are going with your ministry. You have such a beautiful heart... AND smile!

~Donna

Leah said...

Kate,

thanks for visiting my blog recap. I am so bummed that you were there and I didn't know to look you up. I would loved to have been able to say hello and give you a hug!!

Take care.

Leah

Brooke said...

Hi Kate!!!
I'm so glad we met Friday morning!!!(We did meet briefly in the hallway Thursday afternoon) I hope you really enjoyed the geocaching!! Most people just don't get it!
You were a lot of fun Sat night too at the PJ party!! You have some mad french braiding skillz!!! HA! Loved your PJ's!!!
Talk to ya soon!!!
Brooke

twinkle said...

Great post! I've linked it in my favorite recap post on my blog. Thank you for sharing...