On Friday afternoon the kids bags were packed and neighbors/friends/family took on the kids for the weekend. We went out to our favorite Mexican restaurant. La Tarasca.
Took a stop at Chiefs cousins tattoo shop. (He will give you a deal if you mention on) He is truly gifted. Tell Josh we sent ya.
This is where the "missional" part comes in. We turned in early at our home. Poured wine, got our bibles out, put some praise on and began to pray. Bible and wine does mix mkay...mkay.
We prayed about a Mission statement for the coming year. Don't be impressed at all. We usually do our yearly resolutions and do great till about February 8th or something like that. We have written goals down before. Last year we prayed for a word for this year. This time we wanted to feel more specific, more purposeful.
We came up with our verse of the year. My very favorite moment, okay... first do you know how much I love this man? I do.
I digress. So favorite moment. We prayed over each one of our kids, we prayed over the next year. That the Lord would allow us to see them as He does. That there would be an abundance of Grace and specially we prayed that we would get a word for each child. We listened and got some sweet scripture for them. Thinking of printing these out and framing them and setting a time where we call them into a room one by one pray over them and give them there verse. Not sure. Truly this is the first time we are doing this.
What does a mom of 5 do in the middle of the day with no kids. You better believe it sister, I slept a bit too.
There you have it Folks, a very frugal (we didn't spend more than $70) very missional and very refreshing weekend...oh and we found best friends.