Well, after a two and a half week stint at home, I’ve caught the travel bug again, so it’s time for another adventure, and this time for FUN! I’ll be heading to the Twin Cities in Minnesota to meet up with my great friend from college and spend the weekend with her and her family! And I. Can’t. Wait. I’ve only been to Minnesota once before (for a work trip), and I LOVED it and wish I’d had more time to spend there, so going back to see and do more is a dream-come-true of sorts!
Steph and I go a long way back, and no matter the distance between us, the changes and curveballs life has thrown us over the years, and the time between visits, we always manage to pick up right where we left off! And friendships like that are something to be cherished!
After having the opportunity to see Steph in Chicago this past April (thanks to her hubby for a planning a surprise girls weekend away for her), and realizing we’re no longer super far away from each other, as we had been for some time, I knew I wanted to make sure we saw each other in the near future again! And since it’s always been her coming this way to visit, I felt compelled to go see her on her turf this time. (Something I hope to keep up well into the future after this initial visit!)
I have no doubt it’s going to be a fun, laughter-filled weekend with her, Todd, and their three darling little girls. Steph and I are also taking some time for just us to go to St. Cloud and attend the 2016 Thrive Conference, where we are going to hear some fabulous speakers, including Stasi Eldredge and Bianca Juarez Olthoff, two of my favorite authors / speakers / teachers! I am pumped for this time of fellowship, encouragement, and inspiration with my sister in Christ and hope both of us leave the conference with refreshment and a renewed sense of purpose in our hearts!
I’m so excited for this brief time away to be with my dear friend and catch up on all the things. It’s going to be GREAT!
Minnesota, here I come!