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Weekend Wrap Up



Yesterday we had a great day at church. Larry preached like a man on fire! Seriously, he was off his chain. We had a choir lunch and rehearsal for Easter afterwards. I was really ready to blow off steam afterwards and do something. Not that anything was stressful or bad - it was a great day. I just needed to relax. I came home and biked 5 miles. I never do that on a Sunday but yesterday just felt like it. I push myself hard however there are moments going down a hill on a beautiful day that it's just heaven.

I came home and showered and cleaned up again and since Savanna was sleeping over at Britney's last night we had the night to ourselves and we went to dinner and a movie. We went to see Duplicity starring Julia Roberts and Clive Owen. I didn't like the movie but Larry did. Dustin said they have gotten a lot of complaints about the movie at the theatre and a lot of people said it was "too complicated." I agree. However none of that really matters -- I just had a great time being with Larry. I woke up at one point after Lord knows how long with my head on his chest, having been sound asleep. I rarely if ever fall asleep at the movies but it was boring me and I was running on 3 hours sleep the night before and an incredibly busy morning at church.

I've got a super busy week this week, but it's going to be all good! We're going to make it a great one in Tampa Bay!

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