Tomorrow I leave for Disney World!!! WooooWhoooo!!!!
It's Thirty-One's National Conference. If you don't know what Thirty-One is, it's a faith-based company that sells pocketbooks, bags, and home decore. Check it out at www.mythirtyone.com/kvance. There are some CRAZY cute things there for moms, friends, babies, and our newest catalog is just for teens! I Love it! Anyway....the conference is supposed to be really great. New products, new patterns and I get to see all kinds of wonderful women in my company. I'm excited!
Not to mention that it's at Disney!! Monday we're going to Hollywood Studios (previously MGM) for most of the day. The classes are from Monday evening to Wednesday. After that I'm meeting up with my mom. She's there with Marina & Anastasia....they're from Belarus. Mom is hosting them for 6 weeks...it's a church thing. So on Thursday we're going to Animal Kingdom. Of all the times I've been to Disney I've never done Animal Kingdom. It looks like fun.
So I'll be home Friday evening...then on Saturday we're going camping! We being me and Anthony, his cousin David and his son Will. I think Gary's coming too...and Erin's going to meet us up there for the campfire thing. We're going to Price Park in Blowing Rock. We're taking the kayaks and paddling around the lake. Then we're going up to the Virginia Creeper Trail to do the 18 mile trail downhill. It's really quite fun, and not daunting at all. It's an old rail road bed that's been made perfect for bikes. It's a great day activity. There are really cute shops along the way, and we always stop for ice cream and to play in the creek. Hooray!
When we get home from camping on Monday I'll have 3 days to wash all our clothes and pack again cause that Friday, July 3 Anthony and I are leaving for Washington, DC! We're going to watch the fireworks on the Mall! What a great experience. I think it's going to be awesome to see the fireworks at our Nation's Capitol! I'm sure it will be beautiful.
We're going to do all the usual stuff. I've been and Ant's been, but we've never been together. I love the art museums and such...but the monuments are my favorite. Thanks to Amy for checking out a wonderful book from the library for us to take with us!
We're leaving Washington July 8, then going to Williamsburg, VA for Busch Gardens! It seems we go there almost every year here lately. They have some awesome rollercoasters.
So that's my schedule for the next 3 weeks! Busy, busy, busy! I can't wait!
I'll post pics and info as soon as I get home and have some time!
What a GREAT day! Yesterday was SonFest at Carowinds. It was crazy hot and terribly humid, but it was a really good day.
First we rode the Vortex, a stand up roller coaster for those of you not in the know. The line took about 45 minutes in the scorching sun but it was fun.
After that we went to see Brandon Heath at the ampitheater. He was great! He's such a great artist and so down to earth. While he was playing his set he said he was playing a song for a new friend, one he'd just met through email. So he plays this sweet slow song (that I hadn't heard before) and at the end he says, "this song is for Chris and Kayla...who just got engaged!" And they were like 5 rows up from us and we could see them! How sweet!
We went then to ride another roller coaster: the new one! Carolina Cobra. If you remember White Lightning from many years past you'll understand the way this ride works. It pulls you backwards up a hill slowly, then without warning lets you go SUPER fast and you go upside down 2 or 3 times and turn over...then you climb up another big hill. Once you're at the top of that hill it lets you go and you do the whole ride backwards!! Talk about being out of your comfort zone! You don't know where you're going or what's coming next and it's crazy!
Eventually we saw Third Day who was incredible! They put on such a good show and are so nice. I mean, we didn't meet them but I love what they had to say and how they said it. They just sound like down to earth guys...and their music is great. I really enjoyed them! I bought a pretty t-shirt, too.
tobyMAC was next. What a show! HIGH energy and wowooy loud! Anthony wasn't a huge fan of his kind of music...he's so funny! He said he must be getting old b/c he thought it was too loud! HA!!!!
I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to my sweet, sweet friend, Tori. She opened my eyes to most of these wonderful musicians and without her musical education I wouldn't have known as much about them or about their wonderful songs. So, thanks Tori! I thought about you all night last night...I just know that you would have loved it!
Now just two more days of workdays. I can handle that. Gotta clean up the junk and rearrange some stuff. Then help my friend Michelle move rooms.
Just gotta say I'm a little nervous about next year's kids already! I just found out yesterday that now I'm going to be teaching the EC kids next year. (Exceptional children for those not in the know.) These are the lowest of the low performing kids. I don't know how to do that! I don't know how to teach kids to read...I know how to help them learn to love to read.
Also, there's an autistic child who also has ODD (oppositional defiant disorder). Can you see me and that in the same room together?! Not sure what's going to happen there. Pray for me!