November 19, 2010

Jack Junch

grand reflection

I am here.

At the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and it is indeed
grand. The drive was beautiful, absolutely perfect. (Especially after picking up my fabulous friend Meagan on the way.)

Could I be swayed to love the ride to Grand Rapids more than Chicago? Quite possibly. It's much closer than I thought, and lovely. And way better billboards.


I checked in and hung up my clothes, put my jammies in a drawer, jumped on my all-to-myself bed and turned on Pandora. It is very peaceful here.

In a bit I'll get dressed up and we'll be off to the International Food & Wine Festival.


(In case I forget to mention it, Experience Grand Rapids is treating me to this all-expense paid weekend. You can follow along here & here. I am so thankful for this getaway.)

I heard back at home that everyone is doing just fine. Actually having a blast... what a good day.



This morning Carter was making a peanut butter sandwich to take for sack lunch and
Ivy said Carter you taking a jack junch?

It can exist... me loving and being mother and not being there every.single.moment. Well, of course it exists, but, until now I didn't find it very comfortable. I am on my way. I am almost there.


20 comments:

  1. Have a fabulous time Steph!

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  2. Enjoy Steph . . . you DESERVE it!
    Aunt Diane

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  3. The room looks grand!! And, so does that view!

    Enjoy!

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  4. You are about 10-15 mins away from me right now! GR is my hometown and I still live in a suburb. Amway is a lovely hotel with a great view. Glad things are going well at home! ENJOY you stay! :)

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  5. Sitting here at my computer with my pom-poms!!

    Enjoy yourself sweets!

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  6. Enjoy your time! Grand Rapids is my hometown! Well, technically, Hudsonville is, but close enough!

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  7. Enjoy every last minute of it. You deserve it!

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  8. you get to be there with meagan too?! lucky duck!

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  9. Have a great time! I am eagerly following along, working up to the first time I will be away from my own 2-year-old.

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  10. How fun! I used to go to the Amway to attend Hearts at Home conferences :)

    Have a great time :)

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  11. Your trip looks fun!!! Enjoy!!!

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  12. Steph, we are so glad to have you in Grand Rapids! I am learning so much from all of you!

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  13. You have a wonderful time. I like to remember that this kind of time -- what you're doing right now -- is part of making me a good mom and a good wife.
    We have to feed our souls in these ways, too.

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  14. I have stayed at the Amway before! Both with and without kids. I have 4 girls and they thought we were in a castle! So glad that you had a wonderful time!
    Katrina, MI

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  15. Good for you!! I'm so glad you are having fun.

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  16. International Food & Wine Festival! That sounds FUN. Did you sample any wines that were to-die-for?

    I don't feel comfortable leaving my littles yet, but I'm sure I'll get to where you are eventually.

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  17. SO COOL you came to G-Rapds and stayed at the Amway Grand! It's very close to where I live - my kids love the 'fancy hotel'. Glad you had a good time here!

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