Monday, December 14, 2009

Out of my box

Routine. I have a very similar routine day in and day out. I do laundry and grocery shop on Mondays. Tuesdays I have bible study. Wednesday I go to the gym etc...most weeks are pretty much the same. So when I got a surprise text from Melody Ross...aka original Brave Girl, to meet up with her in Minneapolis I was sooo excited. Yesterday I picked her up from the airport and we went back to her hotel and just talked and talked.




It is always such a treat for me to be able to get to know someone. I love it when people will actually talk to you and open up about their life. I am that way. I couldn't be a closed book if I tried. So our sharing time was really special to me. I got a little glimpse into her life and she learned about mine.





Another Brave Girl...Gayle showed up a little later and we all had a yummy dinner at the Split Rock Grille inside the hotel. I felt like I was in another city. I'd never been in that hotel or eaten at that restaurant. It was a little lesson to me to break free from the routine box and see what else is out there. There is a huge world outside my door...places right here that I've never seen. I just need to open my eyes a little.




Have a blessed day.

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31 comments:

  1. Aaaaaaaahahaaa!
    i hadn't seen you post in 4 days so I thought- uh oh- better check in on my girl...
    POOF!
    New post! Yeay! But now I'm jealous of the wonderful time you had!Hahaha! ah, me. ;o)

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  2. We all need to get out of our "boxes" once in awhile:) Sounds like you had a fun time!

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  3. Awww... I'm so glad you got to hang out and catch up!! I hope it was a wonderful time!

    I couldn't agree more with you about needing to get out of my routine. In fact, I was feeling restless all day today, so I changed my blog all around just for the heck of it! (with a ton of help from LeAnna. That girl is amazing.)

    Much love to ya darlin.
    Sash

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  4. What a special treat...and I agree I need a conversation to go both ways and I love when people open up about their lives, it is what makes people we know become friends we love! Happy Monday sweetie!

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  5. Yay! How fun! Isn't it great to step outside of our boxes! I hope you have a wonderful week Becky!

    xo,
    Adrienne

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  6. Fun!!!

    I'm so with you on the open book thing with friends. I love when people are open and honest, and funny....all at once.

    My favorite kind of people. =)

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  7. I'm still soooo jealous! When is someone coming to my town??? I'm having serious withdraws from my friends!

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  8. How awesome was that for you to spend time with Melody, who I know helped change your life at Brave Girl Camp! What a special treat for you all. Isn't it just wonderful when you meet new people who become such bosom buddies (as Anne of Green Gables puts it) to you!!! I think you must have made a special impression on Melody when she first met you. I'm sure you are an inspiration to her as well.

    Smiling with you,
    Lee Ann

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  9. Sometimes is it fun to get out off our boxes and I am also an open book!

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  10. Oh Becky!
    That sounds just wonderful! Good for you!

    You are so pretty in all your pictures... you look happy.

    Beth

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  11. How fun to meet up with the girls from your Brave Girl Retreat. What a fabulous and enriching time that was. Yeah for you!

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  12. What a fun time - so nice that you were able to get together!

    Janet

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  13. you are such a beautiful girl.........and from the sounds of it, inside and out.........

    how wonderful she called you up - and to get out? sounds dreamy! I wouldn't care if it was at Borders for heaven's sake..........

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  14. Well, YAY for you! Sounds a like a divine day!! ;)

    I loooove exploring new and different places. Whenever we are on a road trip and it's time to stop to eat, we try to go into town a bit to find a local place to dine rather than at one of the several the chain eateries that are always just off the interstate.

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  15. hey becky! i am so glad you had a great time! and that you found a little change in your routine!

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  16. That is just great! It's funny how we just need to break routine to realize what is right in front of us! So happy you had a day like this!
    xo,
    LuLU

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  17. Wow - it sounds like you had a wonderful day! -

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  18. We do live in a pretty cool city too! I am excited to go out w/ girlfriends tomorrow to El Gatto :) I can totally relate! Glad you girls had fun!

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  19. What a fun out-of-the-box day! So I was looking through Janet Hill's latest prints for sale and saw Ms. Beauchamp---it looks just like you! She's gorgeous. Funny...it's because of Janet's blog, afterall, that I found you...how fun. Enjoy your typical Tuesday tomorrow. :) luv, trina

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  20. How sweet! Isn't it so wonderful to form friendships with sweet, genuine people? God is so good to provide us with the spiritual and the tangible things we need. :)

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  21. Variety is the spice of life isn't it? And an unexpected day away from routine is a great treat.

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  22. Thats so wonderful...I think that a break like that is as good as a vacation sometimes...brings new perspective and new strength! Helps you to go back and tackle everything with newness! Come say hi :D

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  23. It sounds like "brave girl camp" did it's job...

    I know the feeling of "nerves" that come up when someone wants to get together (last minute- breaking routines) and the battle I have of "you want to do it and you don't want to..." but in the end, I'm always so grateful for joining in on the adventure.

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  24. you know when we get "out of our boxes" our gift is opened-up! and you sweet friend have many! So happy you had such a wonderful day! What a delightful Christmas treat!
    Blessings!
    Jill

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  25. That must have been such an amazing day for you! So happy you had a great time with great friends! xo

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  26. Glad that it worked out for you guys to meet up. Gail is so pretty....she was so sweet too!!! You all look beautiful.

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  27. Well you guys are the cutest! What fun to break out of the routine. I always feel like it's such an extra and fun surprise to do things like that. Glad you had a great time :)

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  28. What a wonderful day you had Becky and this is the perfect time of year to veer away from your routine and do something fun and exciting! Hope you have a great week! xo

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  29. I loved this post. Maybe because I have been feeling really blessed lately by the girlfriends in my neighborhood and my new blogger friends. I feel so encouraged each day reading your stories and theirs, and the comments make my day. Girlfriends rule, and I'm glad you had some quality time with yours.

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  30. How fun to get a break in your routine!

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  31. How awesome for you girls!! You really made some great friends there!!

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