I don't know if this saying is true for everyone, but it definitely is with me. I think I actually get more fun out of looking forward to something than out of the actual event. My hubby chuckles at this often.
Anyway, for us this week is full of long-awaited events. I grew up in a family that did not observe the halloween holiday. While I respect my parents view on this, I admit I couldn't wait til I could take my first little one trick-or-treating. I remember at barely 2 years old how he really didn't know what was going on- until that first candy dropped in the bag, he was hooked after that! Of course, I'm not big on the witch/ghoul thing, but it really is what you decide to make it.
Then the day after halloween, my girlfriend (who was also my maid of honor)arrives from Alaska. I last saw her 3 years ago when she bought my daughter and I tickets to come out and visit her. She really is more like a sister to me, kindof Gods replacement for not growing up with my own. We are so totally different in so many ways, but we can talk forever!
The next morning we will be joining a group of ladies from our church for a 2-day ladies conference. I am already missing my kid's, but I know this is a much-needed time of fellowship and fun (not to mention shopping!). My friends daughter will be staying at my home during the trip, so our daughters will be getting to know each other too. My hubby will be staying home with the kid's so I know they'll be well-taken care of.
What more could a girl ask for?