My Non-Spring Break 2013 Highlights

A last minute dentist appointment. That is exactly what kept this post from going up yesterday morning. And really, I said last minute, but it was more like an emergency. That sounds so serious, and really all is well. I just had a tooth that was giving me more pain than I could bear, so to the doctor I went.

The saddest part is I didn’t learn anything new. I was simply told to do what I’ve put off for a year now. What is that, you ask? Oh, just to have my wisdom teeth removed. (Can someome please explain to me why we have wisdom teeth anyway? If we just have to get them removed? It makes zero sense to me.) I know it’s not that big of a deal to most of you, but if you knew how much I loathed the dentist you would understand. It’s an honest fear of mine that I don’t know how to explain. If you’re a dentist, I have nothing against you personally, I just don’t enjoy like my mouth is feeling violated. And the gagging? Well, that’s the absolute worst.

That is all just really TMI and has no connection to this post in any way, shape or form. I am so sorry. How did we get here anyway? My bad.

Moving on.

Last week most of Houston was on spring break. And while I didn’t get an actual break since I’m not a teacher, a student, a mom of young children or any other breakers you can think of, I did enjoy some of the perks.

In all honesty, last week was the calmest and slowest week I’ve had in a long time. It was both nice and weird at the same time. Nice, because I had been going ninety to nothing, but annoying, because it came to a complete hault, and I had a lot of downtime. I don’t do well with a lot of downtime. I like to be on the go! But that’s just me. Let’s just say I had a lot of quality time with my roommate.

In no particular order, here are the top three moments of my non-spring break 2013. (Don’t get your hopes up. It wasn’t that riveting!)

(Also, I spent the first half of the week recovering from my couch. I know you have spring break envy now.)

1) Family dinner

My little brother who is finishing his last year at Texas A&M was home for the week, so we got to have dinner one night. As a whole family. Whoa! We had none other than some fabulous tex-mex, and then took the party to my parent’s house where we watched countless hilarious YouTube videos. We laughed until we cried! And then we took this awkward family photo with my mom’s iPad. We’re fancy like that.

2) The Houston Rodeo

Y’all. The Rodeo is a BIG deal here. And rightfully so! It always lands during spring break and they are brilliant for doing that. So, I took full advantage of that Houston entertainment and took a few of my Bible study girls down there for the day. A few highlights from our day were getting to walk through the livestock show and seeing a mama sheep give birth to a baby lamb (you may be grossed out by this, but I thought it was fascinating and really neat!), eating rodeo food – YUM, watching mutton bustin’, and the pig races. None of us really had much interest in the carnival. Not to mention, the weather was fantastic! It was chilly in the morning, then got a little too warm as we were leaving that afternoon. Thank you, Lord!

A few of us before heading out that morning!

Among other things, I at this cinnamon roll. Yes, it is as big as my hand. Yes, I ate the entire thing. No shame. So delicious.

This is what you would call hanging on for dear life! In other words, a little mutton bustin’. It is by far my favorite thing about the rodeo. How could you not love a little four or five year old riding a sheep? Or, a mutton? Grin.

Our clan for the day. It was a smaller group since spring break is so give and take, but we loved it!

A girl and her cowboy boots. Yes.

3) Coloring and Swinging

I spent Saturday watching a few of my favorite kiddos on earth. Jen and I were on babysitting duty and we had a blast! Do you realize how cathartic coloring is? And swinging? Spending the day with a four year old, a kindergartener and a baby will make you so happy you could bust. And so tired you fall asleep at 9:00 PM. I know those of you with young kids are laughing!

Mr. Dean and I created this lovely art together. Are you impressed with our coloring skills?

Life is good upside-down on a swing set. The sign of a good day.

Oh, and how could I forget to add our friend pollen?

This is the sidewalk of our office. That’s pollen. Not yellow chalk. And we wonder why we can’t breathe? Mercy.

What was one highlight for you over spring break? That is, if you had one. Or, you can make up spring break like me. It works like a charm!


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  1. 1
    Tara G. says:

    We were in FL for the week while my husband had training. One beautiful morning we saw a pod of five dolphins swimming very close to the shore where we were playing- so fun! 🙂

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    I am so with you on loathing the dentist…and I worked for one in high school and he was the best! Love you Lindsey Lou!

    • 2.1
      Kristi Walker says:

      Me, too!! The dentist is one of my top three loathsome activities! I think I actually wrote that on here a while back. I absolutely DRAG myself into his office. I’m horrified of mine…and he’s a super guy, with a really awful terrifying job. hehe

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    Kristi Walker says:

    My highlight was my oldest was actually home for more than a few hours at a time. He attends University (South Carolina) and he loves it. He sings in their Christian band, and he works part-time at Chick-Fil-A, so to see him come out of his room with bed head was actually a happy moment for me. He’s almost 19, and it’s been a while since he and I have crossed paths while he still had the sleepy face. I still love bed head/sleepy face on my kiddos…even when they’re grown. Something about that just makes me feel warm and fuzzy. (that’s kinda weird typed out, but it’s absolute truth) :p

    • 3.1
      Terrie says:

      Amen sister! My daughter was home for spring break and she is only an hour away, but I still miss seeing her beautiful smile everyday in person, especially in the mornings. Thank the Lord I am living in this technological society that I get to talk to her everyday on the computer.

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    sara says:

    I went to El Salvador and got to meet my Compassion child. I had the best Spring Break ever. Also, I got to ride bikes and spend some much needed time with my momma. <3 🙂

    • 4.1
      Lisa says:


      Awesome!!! That had to be such a powerful and moving experience for you and your child. You are doing a wonderful thing! Blessings to you!!

      P.S. bikes + mom = : ) : ) : )

  5. 5
    Sandy Bowers says:

    Hi Lindsee! Our Spring Break is next week. So I am back to work tomorrow after 2 weeks recuperation. But only for 3 days and then Spring Break. How on earth did I manage that? TeeHee. Now if we can only get some Spring around here. It’s been snowing all morning here in NW Ohio. Looks like the sun may be trying to peek out at the moment. No big plans for Spring Break. No travels, no rodeos, no babysitting. Just.maybe.some.dare I say it, spring cleaning? Oh no, I put it down on paper (well sort of) so I must stick to it. We shall see at the other end of the week, exactly how well it went. Love you and your adventures Lindsee. Can’t wait to meet you face-to-face in January, God willing, and give you a huge hug around the neck!

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    Tammy says:

    I so understand you not liking the dentist Lindsee I am right there with you. I am like you why give us wisdom teeth at all. Our spring break is next week not sure what I am doing yet but it will be family and friends. Have a blessed day and week ahead.

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    Sarah Marion says:

    Our spring break is the beginning of April (we had a light snow just this week, so spring is still a little ways away here). I am looking forward to a slower week during the break and then will get back to warp speed. I get to facilitate “The Law of Love” the following week and am so excited!

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    Hannah says:

    For my spring break my family and I went to Seymour (pronounced- “see more”) Indiana to visit my 90 and 91 year old great Aunt and Uncle. It was a lot of fun !! I also got to hand out with my older brother ( He is 25 years old), who is absolutely my knight in shinning armor. He is THE BEST big brother EVER !!!

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    sweet anonymous says:

    Dear Lindsee,
    I never had wisdom teeth, but all the fillings I had put in my back teeth as a kid – all those teeth are breaking and I am having one root canal after another. I feel your pain! So does my checkbook… I would have loved to see a lamb being born, so precious. I am so blessed by the heart you have for children. Every child deserves to have so much love in their lives they almost can’t stand it. You obviously have the gift of giving that in abundance. Blessings to you…

  10. 10
    Jaime says:

    Our spring break isn’t until the first week of April. However, this past Sunday I went to my cousins house to celebrate her daughters 1st birthday. Left from the party and went to another cousins wedding shower. When I got there I found out her sister (another cousin) got engaged on Thursday. Plus my son had a bowling tournament that morning and he placed 1st….

    The actual week of our spring break we have a wedding, Easter, lock-in at church, family portraits at church and maybe just maybe a ride to the coast…..(a girl can dream)

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    JoAnn Janik says:

    For Spring Break, I enjoyed the Houston traffic being so light, the office so peaceful and with everyone gone at work, I made some dr. appts. Oh…..and last Thursday evening, I caught a glimpse of the comet soaring past under a crescent moon. It was beautiful.

    Lindsee – If this will help regarding your wisdom teeth, my son had SIX of them and he got them all taken out at the same time. Needless to say he was knocked out !! Feel better now?? LOL

    • 11.1
      Lindsee says:

      Wow! I cannot imagine. Thankful I only have four. 🙂

    • 11.2
      Kelly O says:

      I also enjoyed the much-lighter Houston traffic (and it made Monday that much more a Monday this week, too.)

      I had my car washed on Saturday, and by Sunday morning it was yellow again (note: my car is dark, and not yellow!) We are all popping Claritin at our house and hoping this tree pollen goes away soon!

  12. 12
    Amy says:

    Hi Lindsee!

    Well, while I don’t have a spring break like you – I do have some time off coming up! On Friday I will celebrate my 30th birthday (I know, crazy that this girl is fizzled out of the twenties as of 5:53pm this Friday). I am celebrating by taking half a day at work, eating lunch with co-workers, picking up a rental car (which is a big deal for a girl with no car living in the DC area), going shopping, buying myself a mani/pedi (’cause I can!), having dinner with a friend, and then spending all day Saturday celebrating with my favorite young couple, going to a shower on Sunday followed up by more celebrating with another friend…and then the big event – going to NYC to meet my mother (who will be flying in from New Mexico!)for an amazing three and a half days of fun-filled birthday memories and then having her come back to the DC area with me for three more days. Sound exhausting? You bet. Would I trade my 30th birthday with anyone else? No way.

    Hope you have some fun-filled days coming up as well!

  13. 13
    fuzzytop says:

    Hi Lindsee! Loved your post and the fun photos! Especially the swing… and your boots! Yes ma’am, they are gorgeous.

    My kiddos are on Spring Break next week, but my hubby, who teaches at a college here, had his last week. So, we can’t go anywhere.

    Highlight of last week for me last week was seeing my daughter win multiple awards at the regional Science and Engineering fair. She worked very hard on her project, which was a statistics project. And since I have a statistics degree, that made me so happy….

    Love and hugs,

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    Diana A. says:

    In BC Canada, spring break begins this week, and is for 2.

    I have a phobia with dentists…too much to explain, and never like any of it! I assume they dentists are nice, but my fear of pain holds to great!

    Can cowboy boots be true cowboy boots without the cowpatty? Those are sure spiffy and pretty!

    LOVED the family pic … can see you in each face with a similar grin!

    Love the flowers at work! How lovely to walk each day!

    Thanks for keeping us informed! Fun to share your days!

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    Tina Harrell says:

    Well, no official spring break but I did sneak away to The Dominican Republic at the end of February with my husband and 2 other couples. Let’s see, we ate breakfast, laid on the beach, ate lunch, laid on the beach and ate dinner for 7 days straight. Restful and dreamy!

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    Cathy S. says:

    I went to Guatemala to work at a Malnutrician Center and got to spend time with one of the nannies that I have grown close to. She is so much like me even down to our favorite colors. And we both hate the dentist, too!!!! Though we can’t speak the same language, we are sisters of the heart.

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    Meagan says:

    Such a fun Spring Break! My kids are only 2 but we pretended like we had a big kid week off 🙂 Visit to the Easter Bunny, train rides, carousel, having lunch with Daddy up at his work, playdates galore, and then the hubby and I had some much-needed adult time at the rodeo with my other date, Blake Shelton. What? He’s married? Wait. So am I 🙂 Super fun & relaxing week – plus oh my on our Houston weather. GORGEOUS!

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    Janet Worthy says:

    I spent Spring Break 2013 with my baby girl who is currently in the middle of her first year as a High School English Teacher. This launching of her career has taught her a valuable lesson that none of us were aware of ~ Spring Break is FOR the teachers:) and not for students! We spent most of the week in Santa Fe, NM enjoying God’s majesty and some awesome shopping!!!

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    Katy says:

    Our spring break begins Good Friday & goes thru the following week & weekend! 10 days! I’m in Michigan & spring is nowhere in site…… it’s 30 degrees today….. maybe!

    I am a mom of a 7th & 4th grader & I LOVE when they have days off. I love having them home & I love knowing there’s not any homework or lunches to pack!

    No plans for this year for spring break & I am kind of glad. I like to slow down a bit!

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    Rachel says:

    Oh I feel for you about the dentist! I’m convinced I have dentophobia. The only thing that keeps me in that chair is knowing that if I die I get to see Jesus. Yes, I am THAT afraid of the dentist. As ridiculous as it is, I feel like death is a total possibility…even for a cleaning. Ugh. My dentist is even my worship leader and one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met. Still think he’s going to kill me though. Haha 🙂

    We haven’t had spring break yet here in the Northwest, but I’m very much looking forward to it! Not that it means as much since I’m homeschooling, but I’ll take it!

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    Dawn Weeks says:

    Lindsee, that post was sooo precious. I do enjoy reading your posts. They remind me of my daughter. i can just imagine you sitting there talking til you run out of breath. LOL! When my daughter (she’s 18 yso) gets excited or upset for that matter, that is what she does. Talks til she has no breath left.
    Have a great week sweetie. Until next time:)

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    We celebrated my daughter’s 13th birthday! Now, I have two teenagers. Help! Grin!

    Oh, I can empathize over the wisdom teeth. I had mine removed years ago, when I was probably 19. I was one of those semi-horror stories … so, you won’t want to hear my story! Lol. But if your curiosity gets the better of you, feel free to contact me! Grin.

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    Kim B. in AZ says:

    For spring break I am painting my daughters room the first half of the week. For the second half of the week I am going to a leadership conference put on by lifeway. When that is done I am going to this conference for women, the women speaking is Beth Moore. Have you heard of her? lol I am so excited. Oh and I am taking my oldest daughter (22) and my youngest daughter (2 weeks shy of 15) with me. I wish my middle daughter was home and could go with us. But her college does not have spring break this week. Now this is only a partial spring break for us cause we home school and the youngest has a class on line that is still meeting this week. It sure is nice to only have part of school to do though.

  24. 24
    Tessa Pierce says:


    This is so off the subject of spring break but I was wondering if you and Mrs. Beth are watching The Bible series on The History Channel on Sunday nights? My family has enjoyed it! What’s your thoughts (and Mrs Beth) on it?


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    Patty says:

    Kids here don’t go on Spring Break for another week. Purdue and West Lafayette School Corp. plus the Ivy Tech in Lafayette did Spring Break last week. Kind of a cold Spring Break for everyone (even though Spring officially arrives Wed.).

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    Brenda says:

    Some of you may laugh…I got to meet Donnie and Marie…yes, my husand and I use to watch their TV show in our early married years. I have been known to be a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll! Seriously, I love worship music the most. The highlight of meeting them is sharing with Marie that I had prayed for her over the years. She just hugged me sweetly and said that is so kind. How exciting to trust what is happening in the spiritual realm with our prayers for others!

  27. 27
    Sandra says:

    Enjoyed your post and when I read them I somehow break into speaking southern ya”ll.
    Love it.
    By the way did I miss the post about the earring giveaway?

    • 27.1
      Lindsee says:

      No ma’am! Didn’t miss it. I just went ahead and emailed the winners since that week was a really busy blog week!

  28. 28
    Sharon O says:

    Go to a oral surgeon and have them give you an iv, I had no idea what happened when they took my one tiny wisdom tooth out, I was very anxious and then he put the iv in my arm and said ‘How are the grand kids?’ before I could answer I was out and then I was on my way home in the car. EASY solution to an anxiety related issue.

    • 28.1
      Lindsee says:

      Yes! My dentist told me, since I’m having all four removed, that I should choose to do IV sedation. I won’t argue with him! Praying off the anxiety even as it slips in right now.

      • Amy says:

        Yes, go with the IV! I had all four of mine taken out and I remember when they put the IV in. Just as soon as they did it I remember asking for a pillow. When they asked me to repeat the question I got to, “Can I…” and I was out! When I woke up it was all over. Bam.

        Love it!

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    Carol Hulin says:

    I work in the hotel industry and March Break is pure madness…for us, our break is the week after, when we can have days off and relax!!!..Which I’m doing right now…a whole day of doing nothing 😀

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    Cara Koski says:

    I’ve been praying for healing for an area of my heart that’s been wounded for many years…struggling with why God hasn’t healed it and lies that He’s neglected it. Last week at worship night, a friend prayed for me and at the end said she could see this bright sun rising in my life; that a season is coming that I’d be entering that is BRIGHT.

    I’d read Job recently, and felt a desire in my heart for some reason for God’s AUTHORITY to really show up over that area. Well, tonight at worship, I heard the words “Commander of the Dawn”. I was immediately reminded of a song that speaks about that and His unrelenting pursuit (Simply Beautiful- Paula Bowers). I also realized that I’d just read the scripture reference to that lyric in Job:

    “Have you [a]ever in your life commanded the morning,
    And caused the dawn to know its place,
    That it might take hold of the ends of the earth,
    And the wicked be shaken out of it?” (38:12-13)

    Praise God! He just told me who He wants to be for me in this season! And implicit in the word Commander, is a promise that His authority will be showing up to overcome this! 🙂

  31. 31
    Natalie says:

    Hi Linds! I’m kind of enraptured with that photo of the little boy on the swing. Upside down. It’s just such a picture of childhood joy and living in the moment! Thanks for sharing!

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    rachel says:

    Love your cowboy boots Linds! Looks like you had a fun “spring break”! Thanks for sharing. I actually do get a spring break next week… and I couldn’t be more thankful. It’s very much needed. Grad school has worn me out! I’m ready to rest and relax for a few days 🙂

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    Susan Kolb says:

    I know you’ll get eight million of these comments, because you have lots of moms out here in internet land, BUT – the secret to easy wisdom teeth removal recovery is: keep ahead on your pain meds; in other words, take them on time the first couple of days so the pain doesn’t get out of control on you. And, ice, ice, ice! We used packs of frozen peas because they mold to the jaw. Just rotate them out as they melt. That way your jaws won’t swell up like a chipmunk’s. My older son had SIX wisdom teeth removed at once. Yes, you read that right – he had a genetic anomaly that gave him six wisdom teeth. His X-ray looked like a werewolf’s! Sending up a prayer for you, sweetie!


    • 33.1
      Lindsee says:

      Thanks, Susan! And agreed. I only have four! The normal amount. Mercy, I can’t imagine having six! Again, what’s the point? 🙂 Blessings to you!

      • Shelia says:

        Not that it is important now, but I think the point of wisdom teeth was for bigger mouths. Depending on what you think and believe about the pre-flood conditions, many creation scientists think that people were much bigger before the flood and had no problem with wisdom teeth, lol. It all boils down to sin…it just messed us up in so many ways. 😉

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    Richelle says:

    I do NOT like going to the dentist either! They have to practically position the chair to the point I’m almost standing on my head so I don’t pass out!

    Spring Break…mine is next week!!!! Yeah!!! Going on my usual spring fishing trip with my husband to one of our favorite places. I fish a little. Mostly get rest and make NO decisions for a whole week. I don’t care where we eat or where we go. I make 500 decisions a day. My mind needs rest. 🙂

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    Mary in NH says:

    Oh my – to see those beautiful flowers and pollen would be a dream come true right now! Instead – Our son came home from college for his Spring break – we got a snowstorm! He got to have a snowball fight with his little cousins, which was hilarious as usual (one strapping 6 footer against several kids between the ages of 6 and 12). Praise God for Spring in New England.

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    Gail says:

    Just have to say I enjoyed this post so much! Loved the pictures, and the swing most of all. So carefree and the colors were beautiful! You have a Sweet looking group of Friends to be with. Looked like a lot of fun and I love your heart for children!
    Well the Dentist part? I feel sorry for them as most people don’t like to go. I don’t either. I have found if you are a gagger, which some of my children are, go in the afternoon, they told me this, as it helps you not to feel this as much. You will do fine when you get yours out, just be put out, go to a specialist for this and you will do fine. Have all of us pray for you first, and you will do finer! 🙂
    Thanks again for this post, loved it and YOU! Give Beth a hug for all of us who do not have that blessing! She and all of you there are one HUGE Blessing to us all! God bless and keep you!

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    Melissa Ford says:

    Great post! That cinnamon roll looks delicious :). We have spring break in April, here in VA. A trip to grandma’s and an overnight camping trip with dad is on the agenda. I might have a chance to read or sleep:)

    Have a great week!

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    Rebecca says:

    My fiancé and I went to North Carolina to work on wedding plans- and it snowed!! I loved it. I also loved being removed from everything and being forced to slow down! I spent a lot of time elbow-deep in flour! Baking is always so much fun! 🙂 best spring break ever (which is good since it is my last til I have kids)! Lindsee, I feel you on the wisdom teeth…I keep putting it off too….

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    Sylvia says:

    The highlight of spring break was taking off work so my 5-year-old grandson could visit all week. His mother went on spring break and I got to change pace and play. Too much fun.

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    Emma says:

    I felt the need to throw out a not-so-horrible wisdom teeth story. I had mine out the day after Christmas my senior year of high school and it was a piece of cake. I ate Christmas leftovers (beef tenderloin in my house) the next day and only took pain pills for about 3 days. Just follow the instructions they give you and you’ll be fine!

    Spring break is this week in the KC area and I haven’t done anything super exciting. BUT I have gotten to have dinner with ALL of my roommates (we are 4 total) for TWO nights in a row! Even had a couple of other sweet friends join us last night! Sweet times.

    I’ve also been going to a house church called Kingdom Living for the past 8 months or so and we focus on understanding the Jewish roots of our faith so we celebrate the Jewish festivals and are getting ready for Passover! My first time to attend a seder and I’m SUPER excited! (And I think I may have to re-watch our sweet Beth’s message from Passion 2013 to get myself even more excited! It wouldn’t have been enough without Jesus!)

    Sorry for the long comment!

    Blessings, Lindsee!

    • 40.1
      Lindsee says:

      Girl, no apologies for the long comment! I enjoyed reading it. So glad you’re enjoying your week off! Blessings right back on you, Sister.

      • Emma says:

        Ha! I just realized I left out the part where I don’t get an actual Spring Break so I’m still working my 8-5 job this week… However, I’ve decided to take a break from things like stressing over how my room needs cleaning and I really should do this or that. And I have enjoyed the lighter traffic in the morning!

  41. 41
    Laura says:

    I’m heading out for a mini Spring break today. I am meeting my niece and her husband and their 4 wonderful kids at the Creation Museum near Cincinnati.
    I’m so excited; one, it’s a wonderful place to be and two, I get to room with two of my great nieces.
    Not having kids of my own, I will also be exhausted when the weekend is over, but praise God what a blessing this is. I can’t wait.

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    Dawn says:

    I am so not a fan of the dentist at all either. But I am a fan of cowboy boots, rodeo’s, swing’s and even pollen. The flowers looked so fabulous, color was so nice to see. I am from Michigan and for the last day of winter and the first day of spring we received the gift of 6inches of snow and brrrr.. But all is good warmer weather in in the works I am sure. God just loves to teach us that we should sometimes expect the UN-expected 😉 The cinnamon roll looked delish! Thanks for all you do Lindsee. I enjoy and am blessed by reading your posts. Have a blessed day!

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    Sharon in Frederick says:

    Here will be my spring break! It will be a high of 35* tomorrow and possible snow showers through the next 7 days. With this being said, my 14 yr. old grandson will be visiting from Florida, and he has never seen snow. We probably wont have accumulation but I want he to see if fall from the sky!
    His Mom, my daughter will be coming with him, this is a miracle as 9 weeks ago she was given two weeks to live, my spring break was spent with her (then), her spring break will be with me. Really thousands have prayed for her and she is recovering.
    I’m cooking Easter dinner for the family, hopefully all the kids will be here.
    My spring break will be Glorious and filled with Awe and Thankfulness.
    PS: I couldn’t make up a better spring break.

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    Alicia says:

    No spring break for me … but I am having a FANTASTIC week that replaces any longing for a break. My dear, dear mentor and friend is in town and we got to spend a solid 3 hours together. I cherish her admonishment and encouragement in my life so much. She never shys away from asking how my walk with the Lord is going.
    And this weekend I am going to HOUSTON (y’alls stompping grounds!) because 2 of my dear friends are there, the matron of honor and a bridesmaid from my wedding. My husband surprised me with a plane ticket to see them. It’s only for 36 hours (can’t take any vacation time right now!) but it’s SO WORTH IT to laugh and love with some kindred spirits of mine. C’mon Friday! I gotta plane to catch!

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    Donna says:

    My boys are on Spring Break next week and this Momma just so desperately wants to be back home with them…I went back to work out of financial necessity 2 years ago…but every day I will go home on my lunch break and make them peanut butter sandwiches and sit outside in the sun with them and hug them and the dog! I am very blessed that my hubby works from home so they are not in daycare or anything like that…but my heart is forever with them! Thanks for letting me share about my Spring Break!

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    Linda in Chester, VA says:

    Lindsee, you are such a sweet, open young lady, and I always enjoy your posts. Here in Virginia our college students have had spring break but school-age students don’t have it for another two weeks. (As a teacher, I’m so looking forward to it!) Hopefully the weather will warm up by then. Chance of snow flurries around here tonight and again on Sunday. We are so ready for spring (especially after we get past the yellow pollen EVERYWHERE phase).
    This is off topic but do hope you will be able to respond. This past year, I got the Word Study Series (concordances) by Spiros Zodhiates and have really enjoyed using them to dig more deeply into God’s word. I’m now looking for a really good commentary that’s thorough but affordable. Can you or someone on staff at LPM recommend one? Thanks for any input you can provide.

    • 46.1
      Lindsee says:

      Hey Linda! Here is an old blog post where Beth shares some of her favorite books for starting your library. I hope that helps!

      • Linda in Chester, VA says:

        Thanks,Lindsee! Certainly a place to start my search. Another quick question if you have the time to respond: How do I go about volunteering for the LPL conference in GA? I’m in Virginia but have a sister in GA and thought I might combine a visit with her with attendance at the conference. I’ve been to a couple of conferences before but never volunteered and think I’d like to do so this time. Any info or a link you can provide is greatly appreciated.

        • Lindsee says:

          You know, LifeWay runs the conferences, so that would be a question for them. I’d start with the LifeWay website, looking at the LPL schedules. Sorry I’m not more help!

          • Linda in Chester, VA says:

            Directing me to the Lifeway website is helpful. I didn’t know where to start and now I do. Thank you ever so much!

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    Charity says:

    Fun! I wish I could have been there for a rodeo! We haven’t had spring break, and really it is still uncommonly freezing up here and we have 5 feet of snow piled up everywhere so I was looking longingly at your pollen! 😉
    I think you have inspired me to make cinnamon buns though! Thanks!

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    Valeroe says:

    I.V. Sedation is the way to go for sure. Just bring someone with you who will keep your secrets! All my kids spilled their guts when they were coming out if it!!!! Not to mention they were hilarious! Your driver must love you enough not to record you too! I also hate the dentist, not personally, but just the whole idea. The noise!!! You think we could make all manner of electronics but we cannot come up with a drill that doesnt reverberate in your head for three hours afterwards?

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    Jamie says:

    My spring break is in a week and a half ~ I teach kindergarten and I can’t wait! A few years ago, we came to Houston to visit family and went to the Rodeo. It was fabulous and we loved the mutton bustin’. I am a city girl in Alabama so not much mutton bustin’ around here. 😉 This year we are going to Destin so I am praying for 80 degrees and sunny.

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    Dayna, Bedford, VA says:

    Love your boots! Hate the dentist….mine has massage chairs or I’d never go. Love all the daffodils and NO SCHOOL BUSEs for my one hour commute on spring break! Hughug Happy Easter!

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