I’m back!

I had a fabulous time in San Diego last weekend. It was so relaxing and so carefree and I came home revived and refreshed and ready to tackle the world again – or at least tackle my children! I am a big proponent of mom’s taking time to get away. I think it is muy importante (a little Spanish for you, a souvineir from San Diego). There is a danger for us moms to matyr ourselves for the motherhood. But that’s not always healthy. We need to get out, get away and just relax. Well, at least I do. I was feeling a little discouraged and overwhelmed before leaving for SD. But I had such a lovely weekend and I was truly ready to return when the time came. I wasn’t pining away for my kids, but I was ready to see them again and felt more emotionally and mentally prepared to mother them. I also came home so appreciative of my husband for giving me the freedom to take a weekend away. Lee and the kids did great here at home! So good, in fact, that I’m thinking I should have stayed away longer…

Anyway, San Diego is gorgeous. A really neat, pretty place. And I stayed with, and visited such dear, dear friends. When Lee and I lived in Dallas, we met Matt and Wendy Brunner and instantly had a connection with them. Despite living in separate cities now for several years, we have remained closely bonded. God just knit our hearts together in a special way so many years ago. Wendy is one of the godliest women I’ve ever met and I was refreshed this weekend as we spent many hours talking. Wendy is leading a women’s retreat this coming weekend and read me her material. I was so encouraged by her and I’m so grateful for the time I had. I also visited my friend Wanida, whom I’ve not seen in almost 10 years!! We lost contact after college, but Wanida is another dear friend who God just knit my heart to in a special way. Wanida and I spent the day sight-seeing. We rode bikes on Coronado Island. We went to La Jolla and sat on the beach. We went to Torrey Pines where I saw the famous golf course, then hiked in Torrey Pines park, which was gor-geous! Then we went to Del Mar and stood at the beach watching the surfers! So cool. What a fun place to live.

Anyway, I’m so glad that I had the chance to take that trip. It was a blast. If any of you ever get the chance to go to San Diego, I highly recommend it. It’s awesome! Now I am frantically trying to clean my house because we’re having friends over tonight – sing it with me: Back to life/ back to reality…

We took the ferry round trip to visit Coronado. Isn’t it beautiful? It was so fun to be able to look back and see downtown San Diego.
Wanida told me that sitting on the edge of this lookout would make me feel like I was sitting on the edge of the world. She was right. It also made me feel like I was going to plummet to my death though, so I didn’t hang out there long.
La Jolla beach. I went back there by myself on Sunday morning. I took my Bible, sat at a quaint little cafe overlooking the water, and just drank in the morning. I haven’t done something like that in years. It was awesome!


  1. Three Against One says

    Welcome Home, I am glad that you had such a nice relaxing time and am jealous that you got to get away and spend time with your girlfriends. Love the pics, looks like you had beautiful weather while you were out there. I really like the picture of you sitting on the railing looking out over the ocean, but same as you I don’t think I could sit there very long in fear of falling off. As I was looking at you sitting there one of the first thoughts in my mind after “is she crazy” was “what if one of her shoes had fallen off”, don’t ask I don’t know why I had that thought.

  2. Stuart Fam says

    How Awesome! I missed you! I am so jealous…especially about sitting by the ocean, not so much about the bike ride. Hee. I am glad we share the same Mothering philosophy: those who get away now and then are the best Mommys! (Especially if the getting away involves a beach of some sort.) Welcome back to blogworld.

  3. Hyser Family says

    I’m sitting here reading and wondering why I haven’t done this yet! I can’t remember the last time I was away from my kids — in fact, I don’t think I really have. It’s okay to want to be away and to enjoy being away. Sometimes I feel a little guilty for desiring that. So your post was encouraging to me. 🙂

  4. Wow, sounds like an amazing trip!
    And you look like Elisabeth H. from the View in that first pic! 😉

  5. blessedpath says

    okay, I thought the same exact thing about your flip flops falling off! Amazing views….what an awesome place to recharge your batteries and soul. I feel like I want to explore all of God’s creation lately….if it wasn’t for the darn money and time factors!! Glad you are home safe.

  6. The very last sentence of your post totally cracks me up.

    I always do my drinking in the morning. 🙂

  7. j and w maertz says

    too too too fun. really loved our little day hitting every tourist spot along the coast! looking forward to hearing more about our revelations. (wink wink)

  8. Melissa (aka Kitty) says

    I think Synchronized Bicycling was taken out of the last Olympics…