Sunday, January 25, 2009

Girls' Night Out in Houston!

I always say I'd rather have someone give me a trip, or an adventure, than jewelry or "stuff." Boy, does my husband know me well, because for Christmas this year, he and my sister got together to surprie me with a trip to Texas for a Girl's Night Out which featured Lysa TerKeurst, Renee Swope, and Kate Gosselin of "Jon and Kate Plus 8."

What a great evening! These pictures don't really do it justice because, well, we weren't right up next to the stage. We did have pretty good seats, but my camera just didn't pick everything up as it should.

Anyway, here's my kindred spirit, Kate. We don't share the same taste in hair styles, but we do share such traits as a strong personality, determination, and an occasional lack of patience with those around us.

Seriously, though, I loved hearing her story about God's faithfulness to their family and how she leaned (and still leans) on Him throughout her "interesting" situation.

At the end of the evening there was a short Q & A time with all the participants. I wish this section of the evening had been longer because it was a lot of fun to listen to those chicks banter.

From left to right it's Lysa TerKeurst, Renee Swope, Aeisha Woods,and Kate Gosselin.

On Friday morning I attended a very special breakfast with Lysa and a few other bloggers. Being new to this whole blogging thing, I was a little intimidated, but Lysa, with her sweet and gentle way, made me feel very comfortable and "at home" with her. I'm not too much into idolizing people, but Lysa has been a real inspiration to me.

Finally, here's a picture of our entire Friday morning breakfast group:

Front row: Lysa, Vern from Inspired Looks, Linda from Mocha with Linda, and Paula from Wrinkled Shirts.
Back row: Lindsey from A New Life, Me, Melanie (a.k.a. Big Mama), Holly Good (Lysa's assistant and all around great girl), and Sandy from God Speaks Today.


  1. Hey Shelley,

    So glad you made it to Houston for girls night out!I love your re-cap and photos of girls night out. What a sweet husband and sister you have!!

    Wanted to see if I can snag your "Q&A" photo to post on my blog. I wrote about the girl talk time but didn't have a snapshot. I'm checking the box for "email follow up comments" so I'll see if you post permission :-).


  2. Hey Renee, no problem at all using my photo. Let me know if you want me to email it to you.

    Sure wish I could have met you last week. Hopefully someday you'll come to Chicago and we'll have a chance to meet. :)

  3. Thanks for the update on your weekend. It sounds like a great trip! How cool to meet all those people! I'm with you...a trip over 'stuff' any day.

  4. Shelley,

    I wish I could've met you too! I love Chicago so let's pray God brings Girls Night Out to the windy city -it's one of my favorites!

    Thanks so much for the photo. I was able to copy it right from your blog and paste it in mine. I am so glad I found it here!!