Monday, March 24, 2008

Weekend wrap-up

We made a quick trip to Searcy this past weekend for Spring Sing. John's sister, Laurie, and her daughter, Brenna, came up from Atlanta. It had been over a year since we'd seen them last! We stayed with John's mother, and so did they, so it was good to have some catch-up time with them.

The hosts and hostesses were fantastic, and perhaps I'm a little biased since Logan, my second cousin, was one of the hosts. He did an outstanding job!

We did get to eat one meal out at the farm. There were 14 people around the table including Mamaw and Papaw, Mom, Aunt Donna, Uncle Kevin and Aunt Kathy, Pat and Deborah's family and also our family. It was so good to be together, even if just for a short while! I wish I had remembered to take pictures of our lunch!

John and I hung out a little while at Mom's house after the show Friday night and got to spend some time with Kreg and Keleigh there, too.

The slide show below is from Easter Sunday as well as some pictures from Searcy, thanks to Laurie!

Easter '08 slide show

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

We're pulling out the blue again!

That's right. We're having another boy! His name is Jonas Dean, after Papaw Curtis, and he was measuring about 10 days ahead of schedule. The sonographer said that he didn't' think I'd make it to my original due date, which is convenient for me since going into labor early was my plan all along. :)

I don't have any pictures, but we did get a VHS recording. I've commissioned John to magically get it on the computer so I can post it, for those who want to see.

Hooray! Now the fun planning and shopping can begin!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Friday, March 07, 2008

Proof of snow

Yes, we get snow in Tyler ... occasionally. This is the first time all winter that the snow has actually stuck to the ground. It's SO wet and heavy! Good for snowmen, if it's still on the ground when Johnathan gets home from school. Yes, they had school. The roads are fine.

We let Johnathan enjoy the snow this morning before we left for school. Notice the matching yellow boots ... uh, bags. :)

Catching snowflakes on his tongue.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Kalleigh picture update

Belle enjoys Kalleigh's playing.

Hard at work.

Precious little hands!

A view from the keys.

Setting the ball.


"Did you see that, Mom?!"

Proud of her 4-inch hit!

We've been enjoying the scattered pretty days outside!

Monday, March 03, 2008

Shannon Etheridge Conference ... and Ms. Joan

This past weekend I went to a women's conference/retreat at Pine Cove, a local camp. The guest speaker was Shannon Etheridge, author of the best-selling Every Woman's Battle series. This conference was about her newest book entitled Completely His: Loving Jesus without Limits, which focuses on the bride of Christ/bridegroom relationship we have with Jesus. Our Ladies' Bible Class is studying this book this semester.

Five ladies from Glenwood went: four of us in our 20's & 30's, and then one lady who is 77, Joan. We younger ladies were hoping that Ms. Joan would feel comfortable with us, but none of us had ever really gotten to know her very well. It could be awkward or great. Well, let me tell you that Ms. Joan was hilarious and fit right in! She reminds me of Mamaw, though (as I told Mamaw on the phone this morning) she opted out of the zipline, and I knew Mamaw would've gone on it with me! But she is quick witted, adventurous, and none of us had any idea that she was 77. I was thinking maybe mid-60's? Boy was I wrong! And you know what she and her husband do for a living? Lecture on cruise ships. Now how awesome is that?

The weekend was outstanding, but I think most of all I'm thankful that I got to know Ms. Joan better. I look forward to spending more time with her in the future!