Monday, April 11, 2011

A Mother/Daughter Time Away...

Me & My Girl just spent part of the weekend "away" at a Vicki Courtney, "You & Your Girl" event. It was a mother/daughter simulcast for 5th - 12th graders. The 2 closest churches were a church in Columbia, MO and a church in Springfield, IL...we went to West Side Christian Church in Springfield, IL. It had to be one of the "MOST" amazing churches we had ever been too...it's HUGE!!!

The all day event didn't start until 9am on Saturday but I wanted us to have a good nights rest and some mother/daughter bonding time so we headed out a day early. :)

We started the event off by heading to Collinsville, IL for the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention...SOOOO fun!!! We both had a great time shopping and doing a make & take. By the time we got done, it was lunch time so we drove through White Castles...nothing but the best for my girl. LOL - It's where she wanted to eat. Works for me...I LOVE White Castles. LOL

We arrived in Springfield near our hotel 5 minutes before "Soul Surfer" was going to play so we topped off the middle of the day by seeing a movie...it was GREAT...minus her shark attack which was a bit "rough". I'd give the movie 2 thumbs up. My beautiful one gives it 15 thumbs up. :)

Needless to say I didn't get any pics of the above events...bummer to miss those shots/memories...ugh! Oh well, on to getting our nails done. We got manicures and pedicures which was way fun!






We meandered around the mall a bit and she ended up jumping on the trampoline...which was fun and a bit scary when she got up as high as the second floor of the mall. :)




After nails and jumping...you need a good dinner - Longhorn...here we come!!!



Then we went to the Courtyard by Marriott to do some swimming & sleeping...it was a VERY nice hotel!





This post is getting pretty long so I'm going to start a new one concerning Saturday at the conference.

2 comments:

Mamita J said...

What a great idea! Sounds like you had an awesome weekend!

Meg O. said...

So awesome... those times with just you, she will never forget! What a great mom she is blessed with :)