Sunday, January 31, 2010

Snow Day in Wilson

Friday night we went out to dinner with the Powells and when walked out of the resturant I told Lee that it was snowing. All the adults did not believe me, but Will, Lee and myself knew we saw some snowflakes. Then in a matter of about 5 minutes on the way home it was coming down! When we woke up on Saturday day morning it was white outside. This weekend has been so nice and relaxing. I have downloaded and ordered pictures, napped, surfed the web, rearranged every lamp in my house and spent some qt time with my two favorite boys B and Dowdy.
Playing Outside

Dowdy loved the snow!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Things that Make Me Smile...

Last night I was on the phone talking to my brother, Zack, as he drove back to Savannah when I rounded the corner to find Dowdy in my closet. He had pushed the door open and climbed in my dirty clothes laundry basket. I immediatly had to get my camera to take a quick picture. If God blesses us with children one day I can't imagine how "wrapped" I will be, because Dowdy has me pretty tight!! Let this be a reminder to us all to take time to smile this week! :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Taylor!!

Best Friends for too long to count!

I wanted to take a moment to wish Taylor....Happy Birthday!! Tay-thanks for being such a great friend...I am so glad that God saw fit for our paths to cross. May the year ahead be filled with many blessings. Love you!! Head over to Tay's blog to wish her a happy birthday!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!!/2009 Recap

I wish each of you a Happy 2010!! It is hard to believe that we are at the beginning of another new year. This past year has been such a great year in our lives. I thought that I would take a minute to glance back over our year.

January-We were in fully engaged in finalizing the plans for Zack and Alex's wedding. I was working on the details for my big day. We were all waiting for Zack to come home.

February-Zack came home safe once again!! Zack and Allie got married on February 21st. I got a sister!! This month was so much fun celebrating Zack and Alex.

March-Dowdy started obiedence works about 50% of the time these days. :) The wedding bells were ringing in the distance...there were showers and wedding invites to send out.

April-The bells were getting closer-wedding showers, finalizing all the details, bridal portraits. I was swimming in preparing for our BIG day. I loved planning our wedding. I had heard all the horror stories and I was a little nervous. Planning my wedding was really a wonderful experience. If you need any help planning your day let me know I would love to help.

Oh I almost forgot we bought our first home together in Wilson. This was when I realized that I was really about to MARRIED!!

May-We got married on May 2nd. It was the best day of my life. I had a blast from my morning wedding day run with Caroline and Allie to doing "my dance" with the girls and Stuart. Thanks Stu for teaching me the dance. :) Then we had such a wonderful time on our honeymoon.

We moved to Wilson. We left our homes in Greenville and Clayton to meet in the middle. This was a big step for me.

June-We spent time settling into our home. I about worked Bryan to death on projects. If you came in our yard and stood still you probably would have been spray painted black! B was such a trooper.

Gentry gave me a "Meet and Greet" social in Wilson. I met so many nice girls...who soon became friends. I finally met someone to run with. THANK GOD for MELANIE!!

We started visiting First Baptist in Wilson. We both really liked it and felt that it was a great place to serve.

July-We were still working on the house. I did go join Uncle Charles, Aunt Angie, Caroline and Josiah for our annual beach vacation.

August-Guess what... still working on the house. I was hitting yard sales every weekend and bringing home fun projects to help us bond together. It is a wonder Bryan did not leave and head back to his nice project free home in Clayton.

Mama started her Anatomy course in college. This was an experience for us all. :) I am so proud of her for going back to school. She finished the course with an A in December!!

We went to the Outer Banks with the crew. We were sad because, The Meeks could not join us due to Bryan's back surgery.

Zack deployed at the end of August. Once again God is teaching me to just TRUST!

September-We celebrated Dowdy's first birthday! I was so not a dog person-boy has he changed me.

October-We enjoyed fall in our new home-yes there were still projects in the making. :)

I helped campaign for my Dad.

November-Daddy won the election for Mayor.

Bryan and I spent our first Thanksgiving as a married couple.

I started decorating our house for Christmas.

December-I finished decorating our house. We had Christmas in every room complete with 4 trees. It was fun decorating-not so much taking it down.

We had our annual Elizabeth and Taylor Christmas party.

We spent our first Christmas as a married couple. It was the first time in our lives we had not stayed at home on Christmas eve. We got a chance to celebrate the reason for the season with our families and many friends.

Well...2009 was quite a year! I can't wait to see what God has in store for 2010. I hope that God blesses each of you in a very special way this year!