Thursday, April 7, 2011


This weekend we went on a retreat to Hattisburg, MS with our small group. Our friends' Ryan and Laura hosted us out at Laura's Family's farm - we had such a fun and relaxing time. It was so nice to get away for a couple of days, spend time with friends and with each other. We left Friday night after work, drove to Hattisburg and got in around 10 that night. Josh and I brought the walkie-talkies and so the ride down to Mississippi consisted of the most amazing game of American Idol/Finish that Liric I have ever witnessed over the airways. Definitely made the ride go by fast! We woke up the next morning to this view... how beautiful!! The day was filled with lots of fun activities including riding the ATVs (Josh was in absolute heaven), riding THE most awesome 4-wheeling golf cart I have ever seen, skeet shooting, fishing, laying around in hammocks... We decided to get out some throwing knives and tamahawks (spelling?) for some target practice... We then spent a few minutes looking for a "throwing weapon" that made it into the lake... After a wonderful Spaghetti dinner prepare by Katie, we decided to have a bonfire with worship time, a devotional and of course - SMORES!

Our devotion that night was a discussion for God's will in our lives... we are reminded that God's ultimate will is for His glory to be shown and the gospel to be spread. All of the members of our group are on the verge of some major decisions in our lives over the next couple of months to a year and we are all praying for the direction that God wants us to move.

Thank you Laura and Ryan for hosting such a amazing weekend. God has truly blessed us with absolutely amazing friends - we are so thankful for our small group - our family away from family :).


On the road again... wait, I mean on the plane again... Monday I took another work trip - this time heading to Lock Haven, PA. I had a connecting flight in Detroit and after a delay leaving Birmingham, I arrived in Detroit a little too late and missed my connecting flight by about 2 minutes. While I managed to hold it together while talking to the gate agent who had just closed the boarding door and would not let me through to board the plane that was still sitting at the gate, I managed to hold it together better than this lady did... I remember Josh showing me this video a few months back... only now do I truly appreciate it :)

Friday, April 1, 2011


Today is April Fool's Day - AKA Molly's birthday!! (Or at least that is when we have decided to celebrate...) Today we think Molly is approx. 7 years old, or in dog years - 49!! For those who don't know... my Mom adopted Molly from the human society about 5 years ago - at that time, the vet estimated that she was about 2 years old so that is why we think that she is now about 7. So - what is like living with the middle-aged woman that is our dog? Although sometimes she can get grumpy, moody and even out-right demanding, she is extremely loyal and loving at the same time - Josh and I are so thankful to have her in our family. Happy Birthday Mols!! Happy Friday everyone! Josh and I are off this weekend to Mississippi for a retreat with our small group. There will be skeet shooting, 4-wheeling and football, o my! We are excited - hope everyone has a great weekend!!