We’re spring breaking over here in the Edgington house. The week is flying by entirely too fast, and I wish we could tag a few extra days on the end of it just to help us recover from our time off.
One of the awesome Sunday school classes in our church got us a Great Wolf Lodge gift voucher, so we got to spend Monday night there. When we got there we were informed that management had, for some unknown reason, upgraded us to a ridiculously amazing room with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a balcony! I truly hate sleeping in a room with kids, so this was ideal. I took exactly two pictures the entire time we were there, but I think we’ll remember the trip forever anyway.
Today we stayed home and laid around (while poor Chad had to go to work). Then we ran to a neighboring town to grab a bite to eat, walk around and window shop. While we were there Chad got an email from JCPenney advertising these penny deals. Have y’all heard about these? We walked into Penney’s, and they were selling bath towels for one cent. There was a limit of one per customer, so in true Frugal Franny fashion, we took turns placing our one towel on the counter and paying the lady a penny for it. I felt like it was a major score that we have three kids. Three extra towels, y’all! Success! Then we walked around all night saying, Remember when we bought five towels for a nickel?
Supposedly Penney’s is going to do a deal like that once a month, so keep your eyes peeled for the one cent sale. Then gather up all your kids and all the neighbor kids and go down there and annoy some poor salesgirl when she has to do sixteen one cent transactions in row.
While we were walking around stores tonight, Emerald got it in her head that she wanted some princess jelly beans that she had spotted. And, she’s on a kick these days where she wants me to buy her new outfits. So, at one point we’re cruising through the kitchen aisles at TJMaxx and she’s saying, I just want jelly beans and clothes! I informed her that this is how most women feel.
I hope your week is going well. We plan to make the most of the second half of our spring break. I’m just reminded every day how blessed we are to be where we are. I doubt very many pastors’ families spent the Monday of their spring break playing at Great Wolf Lodge. We have a church family that is always looking for ways to bless us with their loving words, their prayer, their time, and their generosity. They never fail to amaze me, the way they are always thinking, always anticipating what we might need or want. This is a special place. I’m beyond thankful that God called us here serve side by side with some of the greatest people I’ve ever met. I pray that you are also finding love and support in your church family. We are called to love each other deeply, despite all the shortcomings that plague each of us. Lord, help us to love well.