Mornin’, Emma here.
I am a new woman! After this past weekend with my 3 Queen Bees’, I am now dreaming bigger than I ever have before, confident in my future, and forever stronger in my FAITH.
A weekend getaway to the Quad Cities took place. A 4:00 mass at the Cathedral on Saturday followed by a quick pit stop at Genesis to let Kate pop in to visit her 97 year-old Grandpa. We were challenged to find dinner in the East Village. 11th Street Precinct did not let us down & we even managed to walk out of there having eaten a 4-course meal 😉 We ended the night at The Isle where Kay came away $85 richer at the Blackjack table!
Sunday was the icing on the cake. Brunch the Hotel Blackhawk… speechless by their class. Everything from the chandeliers in the hallway, to the jazz band in the lobby, followed by a scrumptious brunch!
Last but not least we walked next door to the American Vintage Market. Great inspiration and conversation took place! Talking to some very prominent pickers forever changed me.
3 Things I Walked Away With From The Weekend
1- Be a face of God. My three colleagues are definitely faces of God. I will admit I am the weakest in my faith out of us, but not for long! Father had a great sermon Saturday . Love your neighbors as yourselves, my friends. To be a face of God is being a face of love.
2- Surround yourself with positive people. Be with the kind of people that you want to be and you want your children to be. Do they make you laugh? Motivate you? Influence you to be a better person? They are out there. In the last year I have been blessed with some of the GREATEST friendships. I didn’t even know these kind of people existed!! Let alone pick me to share some of life’s greatest moments with. I am blessed! I cannot speak enough volumes about these friendships.
3- DREAM BIG! There is no dream too big and nothing YOU cannot do. Find the motivation within yourself and wake up everyday with a positive attitude. Hard work and dedication WILL pay off. I am in the midst of all of this. I cannot wait to reflect back on my life in my later years and see all I have accomplished.
Stressed? Cannot seem to catch a break? Home with little ones? I challenge YOU to a weekend getaway with your girlfriends! It is so healthy for the mind and soul. It was our first, but it won’t be our last! Next get together:: Holiday Party 2014.
-Emma, Stew’s Owner