Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas 2009

Merry Christmas from our house to yours.
Bryan and Ms. Lillie
Nice....Real Nice
Zack gave Uncle Jeb a very special gift. It was "Nice...Real Nice."

Mama's Christmas Tree
It was beautiful!!

Christmas Morning

Dowdy sporting his new rain coat.

Daddy and Dowdy opening gifts.

As children we would go to White's Lights in on Christmas Eve. This year after we left Ronnie and Barbara's Zack was dying to go. I piled into Zack's truck with him and Allie and off we went. We giggled like we were 10 again! It was so much fun.
Then Santa needed a little help with a football field so went to the Powells to help out. My friend, Melodie's boys got a football field complete with field goals from Santa. It was awesome!! This was my first year helping Santa and it made Christmas Eve so fun.

Our first Christmas as Mr. & Mrs. was very busy and special. It was so good to spend time with many special friends and family. I am missing a few...I forgot my camera when we did Christmas with the Radfords and poor Mama did not make it in a photo. Sorry! :( I hope that you had a great Christmas and may the joy that came so long ago in a manager fill your heart the entire year!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Elizabeth and Taylor Christmas Party

My college roommate Taylor and I decided one random night 8 years ago to have a Christmas party at our house. We were far from domestic divas, but we did break in the kitchen the night before the party. I am known for loving to "throw the heat" when I am cooking and that night 8 years ago I did just that to a batch of Hello Dollies and to say the least it was not a pretty sight. We said then that we were going to do this every year no matter what and we have kept our promise. We look forward to this each year and you would be happy to know that the food has come along way since that first Christmas party. :)

The Meeks Family

Mattew & Mary Beth

Chuck & B

My Daddy

Katie, Danielle, Chris

Clairon, Barry, Jamie

Wilson Sunday School Friends

Tay & Brad

M & Andy

Bible Study Girls

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mayor Dennis Liles

It is official Dennis Liles (aka Daddy) is the Mayor of Snow Hill. They had a really nice swearing in ceremony on December 14th.

Daddy getting sworn in.

His first speech to the people. I know that I am a little bias, but he did a great job!

Bobby Taylor, New Town Commissioner
Becky Scarbourough, New Town Commissioner
No time to waste...moving into their first meeting.

Bryan, Daddy, Elizabeth

Daddy and Terry

Papa and Daddy

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Caroline is 21 and Zack is HOME!!!

Our family has a tradition that we go to Mike's Tree farm to help us all get into the Christmas spirit. We headed there a couple of weeks ago and had a wonderful time. At the end of the hayride of lights there is a big American flag flying and they play "God Bless the USA". That always touches all the hearts on the ride. Last year I wept because, Zack was overseas and this year I smiled and thanked God because on that very day he came home. I give God all the glory, honor and praise for bringing him home to us once again safe and sound. Please continue to pray for those still serving overseas during this holiday season.

Pretty Lights
Aunt Angie and Elizabeth

Caroline and Justin
Mama and Josiah
(Two of a kind)

Celebrating Caroline's 21st
Aunt Angie, Caroline, Uncle Charles

Caroline and Justin
Happy 21st Caroline!! We love you!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Just a Reminder

In North Carolina we have a new law that you can't text while driving. I must admit that this is a hard one for me. However, I am really trying to work on not texting while driving. I have been warned by numerous people that I better remember the new law, but this is was the best...