Sunday, April 18, 2010

On the Road....Happy Birthday Papa!

In my job I get the opportunity to travel which is nice and it can be overwhelming at times. I usually travel to the same spots....Knoxville, TN and Chicago. However, I am helping out Iowa and Nebraska while they search for someone to fill the open Associate Relations role. I got to make my first trip to Iowa a couple of weeks ago. It was really a pretty place. I have always heard people describe it as "Wide Open Spaces" and that is exactly what it is. Their are fields for as far as the eye can see. It was neat to see a different part of God's creation.

Yesterday we celebrated my Papa's 79th birthday. Last week we had a little scare with him having to be in the hospital for a couple of days so today we rejoice in the fact that he is regaining his strength. I am so thankful for the relationship that I share with Papa. He is a spirtual advisors, carpenter, painter, fixer upper, prayer warrior, father, brother, neighbor, papa and the list could go on of all the roles that he plays in my life and many others. I am so thankful that I got to share his day with him. The Barrow's had our family over for a cookout. (I forgot my camera.:)) It was a great way to start my week celebrating with a man that means so much to me and Bryan. Happy Birthday Papa!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter!!

I hope that you each had a wonderful Easter. I think Easter is becoming my favorite holiday. I am so humbled by what Jesus did for you and me. He was willing to give up his life for a sinner like me. Jesus-thank you so much!!

Our Easter weekend was special. Friday night Bryan was a narrator in our "Tenebrae" (latin for darkness) service at church. I had never been to a "Tenebrae" service, but it really set the tone for the weekend. We left the church in silience remembering what Jesus did for us. Then on Saturday we had our families over to celebrate. Sunday we went to Kinston to go to church with my family. Then my mom cooked for us. Sunday evening we relaxed and went to visit Bryan's mom. I hope you Easter was special too!
Grandma and Papa

Nana and Pa with the sweetest girl they know!

Mary Beth and her princess

Bailey kissing Dowdy. She loves him so much!! She walks around saying "Hi Dowdy".

My favorite picture from the weekend. I love that smile!!