My Palm Springs Weekend

My Palm Springs Weekend

What a weekend!  Living in my little Texas bubble most of the time it blows my mind that on Friday I went to California and by Monday I was home again.  As a kid we took a family vacation to California and it took us 4 days to get there via Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.  It was 23 hours in the station wagon with my little brother leaning ever-so-slightly on my side of the imaginary line between us just to annoy me.

Now I can be there and back before my kids notice I am gone.  When I got home last night they were all eating dinner and it was just life as normal.  Isn’t that always weird when you go away on a magical weekend then return home and it’s like nothing ever happened?

The retreat really was wonderful. I mean, do the math….

Palm Springs + a group of beautiful women that I have never met = LOVE

It was a very diverse group of different lifestyles, races, ages, socio-economic groups….really interesting.  Since I usually speak at MOPS groups, homeschool meetings and blogging conferences, this was a new experience for me.  I was really thrilled to see that these women came together as one almost immediately and by the end, as retreats go, we were all madly in love with each other.  I was thinking of each of them this morning and praying for them and I am so grateful that God has infused these ladies into my heart.  What grace He has for us!

The resort where we stayed was so gorgeous.  I couldn’t stop drooling all over the furniture in the conference center.  There were these tall chairs that I was so crazy about that I kept trying to figure out a way to sneak one out of the lobby.  I need this chair. It was 2 different fabrics, one was shimmery, like pearls and the side/back was contemporary green and ecru….my heart soared every time I walked past it.

But I didn’t take the chair.  Even if I got it out of the resort, how would I get it on the plane?   I may have to go back and visit it.

Once I got home it was business as usual.  This morning’s school work is waiting for me and the kids have a zillion questions.  My etsy orders are backed up and the full force of home is upon me.  Welcome home Mom, welcome home.

This upcoming week is filled with a whole lotta nothin’ which is just what I need.  I just want to play games with my kids, cook simple food, slep in my own bed and enjoy some Sonic ice.  Ahhh…the good life.

Have a wonderful week!


  1. Oh and I was the crazy texter friend who was a pain and interruption! So sorry about that! I love hearing how God has brought such dear and near to you. God is so good!

  2. Connie Smith :

    Lisa, What an awesome weekend we had! You are forever endeared in my heart and my life! It’s always good to know that you are not the only one. Hoping we meet again my new found February friend!

  3. How wonderful to connect with other women. That’s the biggest blessing!!

    It’s a small world. My girls were in Palm Springs over the wknd as well. I’ll have to ask Grace if she saw you 😉 Wouldn’t Faith be jealous – haha!

    Glad you had a great time. God is so good to renew our spirits and join us in fellowship with other believers.