I teased it a couple months ago, but I’ve got a new gig on our MOPS steering team as social media co-ordinator. I redesigned our website and will be posting regularly on that blog. I will also be the admin for a private Facebook group for our MOPS members to post questions and make connections.
It has been a lot of fun and work getting the website to match what’s in my head. I’ve really enjoyed the graphic design element, and I’m excited to start writing more when the year starts.
We had a steering team retreat this weekend to plan the upcoming year. Some sweet church members offered us their whole house for the weekend; it was lovely! We each presented on our area and were able to brainstorm and co-ordinate, and maybe some meetings were held while lounging in a pool. Seriously, we were productive!
I was looking forward to this weekend for months, but having a baby who still nurses 6-7 times a day makes leaving difficult. And when offered a bottle, she’ll only drink about 5% of the time. Brett was willing to give it a shot, and I assured him she wouldn’t starve. The retreat was two nights, but I decided it would be easier on the family for me to leave early and just be gone for one night. Luckily, this worked out pretty well with the retreat schedule. So I was off for a night and day away.
Things started out pretty well, but by lunch on Saturday, Violet was in total meltdown mode. Luckily, I was only half an hour away, so Brett delivered her to the retreat house for some mommy time. Did I mention she was teething, congested and constipated? Not a great combination. And now I can add sunburned from some pool time with mommy.
Despite my cute and clingy addition, I had a great weekend with the steering team. The first night, I was going to crash on a couch since I would only be there one night I didn’t want to take up space on one of the real beds. But when the girls heard I was still getting up 1-2 times a night with a baby, they insisted I spend my night on the king bed and enjoy a comfy night of peace. I was amazed by their selflessness and consideration, and I woke up feeling amazing! :)
Good sleep, good food, new friends, new projects… I’m excited for this new adventure. This will be my fourth year in MOPS, and I am thankful for the opportunity to serve and encourage other moms of littles. Posts on this blog have been sporadic lately, and I’m afraid that will continue to be the case as I devote more time to the MOPS blog. But check it out sometime to see what I’m up to over there.