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


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Week at the beach part 2

 Zach and Megan left in the morning so Kevin and I went bike riding around the island.  We had lunch down near the lighthouse. It was a lot of fun!



 


 


 



 My Mom and Dad got there in the afternoon.  She made me a cake and then drove with it 7 hours so we could enjoy it on my birthday!  That's a great Mom!




 It was chocolate with chocolate mousse and rasberries between the layers.
It was delicious!

 
 I even got presents!

 

We went to Savanah one day and took the trolley to tour around.






Savanah is a beautiful place.



 


 We had dinner at The Olde Pink House.  It was delicious!


 We were so full that we did not want any dessert.  The waiter brought this to me for my birthday.  Cool whip, rasberries, and choc. on a plate.  Yum!


 Me and my Dad outside the restaurant.


 My Mom and Dad outside The Olde Pink House.


We went to Leopold's Ice Cream Shop.   It was founded in 1919 by 3 brothers from Greece. The son to one of these brothers is now the owner of it. His name is Stratton Leopold.


 It was a long line but it went quick.
It was very good!

 Today, Stratton Leopold is an active member of the Hollywood motion picture community, serving as Producer to many films.  He has posters up in the ice cream shop from the movies he produced.


My Mom and Dad
We enjoyed walking out on the pier and on the beach.


 We enjoyed eating at the Crab Shack with them too! 
Thanks Mom and Dad for coming so far to spend time with us!