There's not much to blog about lately. We've had quite a bit of snow this week. In fact, Ben's mom was supposed to visit, but there was so much snow coming in the day of her flight that we encouraged her to cancel and come a different weekend. The roads were horrible on Thursday and Friday. Today is better... it's actually very pretty. We'd like to go sledding again, but haven't found the motivation or time.
Speaking of motivation, we finally made it back to the gym this morning. Ben has been going off and on, but ever since we moved a whole 2 miles farther from the gym, I haven't gone! Yikes. It felt very good to make it back again today. Three of our friends recently signed up, so we get 3 months free for the referral.
The last two weekends I've been gone, without Ben. :( One weekend I was in Nashville for a girl trip. It was a lot of fun. The best part was a concert we attended at the Grand Ole Opry. It showcased 10 country singers who each sang a gospel song. The concert was recorded for a showing on the GAC channel scheduled for February 9. Our seats were amazing and the tickets cost us only $25! The line-up included stars like Trace Adkins, Vince Gill, Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels and Carrie Underwood! It was so amazing listening to them singing gospel songs. Vince Gill's "Give Me Jesus" was my favorite because of his high uncracking voice. On the other hand, my friend, Jen, was in love with Trace Adkins' deep voice.The weekend after that, I was in downtown Chicago for my church's women's retreat. We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott right off The Magnificent Mile. Jen was my roomie and we arrived way early in the limo our small group ladies rented. So, we headed to the Grand Lux Cafe for a late lunch/early dinner. It was a neat place! I've heard a lot of people talk about it... but never had a chance to go until then. The retreat was fun and refreshing, but it was nice to get back home on Sunday and be with Ben again.This weekend we are relaxing and of course watching the Super Bowl. A few friends will be coming over to watch the game with us. We'll hopefully have some good food and fun fellowship. Ben is also reading and studying like crazy since he defends his dissertation in only 2 weeks!!
I'm going to leave you with a puzzle of the picture at the beginning that I took a few weeks ago when we had some snow. (This is Chicago's snowiest winter in 22 years) The photo is taken from my craft room, where I saw random tracks in our yard leading from the house to the sidewalk. Each track looks exactly the same and the exact same distance apart! I can not figure out what they are from. Any ideas?