Sunday, July 23, 2017

Crusade Reunion

 When Kevin and I were in college at UNC-W we were involved with Campus Crusade for Christ.  Recently, we had a reunion with all those who could come.  It was so much fun to get together with them and catch up!

 This was the group of us who could meet together.

 Kevin with one of his roommates, Todd.

 Karen and her husband hosted us all for lunch.  There was so much yummy food!

 Me and one of my roommates from College, Eileen.  She was also in my wedding!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Gram's Birthday

It was wonderful to spend the day with my Mom on her birthday this year! 


 Here she is with some of the flowers she got and don't miss the necklace!

 On one of her presents she had this ribbon with a flower on it.  She decided to wear it all day!
My sister and her family were able to come too.


Gram with her granddaughters



 Gram with Michaela

 Gram with Macey

 Hannah with her Gram

 Mike and Gram

 My Mom and Dad



 
 Hannah and Michaela



 Papa with his Granddaughters


 My Dad is still so strong!  Not sure how is back was feeling the next day!




 cupcakes

video 


video

Happy Birthday Mom!!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Glad to be back!

After Hannah flew in we went to her Gram and Papa's house for the night.

 
 It had been 2 years since Hannah had seen her grandparents.

 
 Zach and Megan came to visit too on Sunday.  It has also been two years since she had seen them.

 We made these stepping stones when the kids were little.  We did a little comparisons from back then to today.  The one above we made when Zach was 8.


 This one was made when Hannah was a baby.

 I love my Mom!

 Poor thing, she was so tired!
 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Finally back!

 We are so glad Hannah is finally back together with us!



 First stop, chick-fil-a!


Friday, July 14, 2017

Friends

When we first moved to Zambia there were several ladies who quickly became my friends. I had the joy of spending time this week at a conference with one of them! Cindy was a ministry partner, an encourager, a discipler, a swim and gym buddy, a great person to shop with, and all round great friend. She really taught me so much about being a friend, a missionary, a wife, and a mother! When I think back to conversations all those years ago, which usually included a lot of laughter and even some tears, I am reminded of a special time in my life where I know God blessed me with this special gift of friendship. Even when we don't get to see each other that often I know when we are together we will pick up where we left off. This week was a real treat for me!


 Me and Cindy-forever friends!

 Us with James and Cindy

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Fun with family

 We enjoyed a visit with Zach and Megan.  We went to a place where we could play putt-putt and ride go-carts.















 A few days later Justin came and we went back to the same place.  Then later that night we went and watched fireworks for the 4th of July.



mother, son date to get ice cream!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Lifelong Friends


 There are some people in life that no matter how long you are apart when you get together you just pick right back up where you left off. It's like you were never apart. Yesterday we met our friends Ray and Angie for lunch. We went to college with them, we were in each others weddings, we served together at a church in Arkansas, and they were the godparents to our children. Sure wish we lived closer to one another!




Sunday, June 25, 2017

Father's Day Weekend

 Happy Father's Day!  It's always a hoot to get together with my family!
I love them all so much!

 This is my Mom, Dad, and Sister with me.  It's so good to be together.


Kevin, my Dad, and Mike 


 Daddy with his two girls.


 Mike with his two girls, Michaela and Macey.

 

Glasses etched with animals on them from Kenya.
 
 So glad I got to spend time with my Dad on Father's Day this year.


 Me and my sister went shopping and ended up picking two of the same outfits!  Ha!


My 14 year old neice gave me a makeover. 

 
 Kevin was not able to be with his children on Father's day this year but was able to talk to each one.  I am so blessed that he is the earthly father of our children.  He is such a great Dad to Zach, Justin, and Hannah!  We are both privileged to be called Mom and Dad by these three!

 Hannah

 Justin

Zach and his wife Megan