Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy 80th Birthday

Happy 80th Birthday Papa!! My Papa or James Henry as we fondly call him turned 80 years old today. We celebrated with the family on Sunday. Papa is truly a jack of all trades from fixing most anything to teaching scripture he has got you covered. Papa, we pray you have many more years!! We love you dearly.

Monday, April 25, 2011

That's My King

I watched this video for the first time on Friday and I have watched it at least 5 times since then. This sums up Easter to me and I am so glad to say
Saturday night we went over to the Radford's house to celebrate Matthew's birthday and Easter. We had to do a little Easter egg hunt for Bailey. She absolutely loved hunting the eggs!

The Ingrams

Easter Sunday with Dowdy

We hope that you had a wonderful Easter!

Showering the Brides to Be

I am a little behind times in the blog world. The weekend before last we celebrated with the brides to be, Caroline and Taylor. On Sunday Caroline had a shower at our home church in Kinston. She got lots of nice things. The countdown is on Caroline's big day is May 14th.
It has become a tradition with our group of girls to give a monogram shower. We had a lot of fun planning and throwing the shower for Taylor. She got some precious "B" things.
The letter "B" was everywhere!! :)
Ms.Judy and Taylor

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

God's Provision

On Saturday North Carolina experienced a line of horrific storms that included some violent tornados. The weather men were forecasting bad weather, but I am not sure that any warning could prepare us for what followed. We had enjoyed an afternoon tea in honor of Taylor at our house. Due to the weather report the girls that lived in Greenville quickly headed home, M, Jessica, Mom and Angie decided to stay until it passed. We were enjoying our time together when we heard on the news a tornado was headed towards downtown Wilson, Bryan immediately ordered us all into the hall. In a matter of minutes it turned dark and the wind picked up. The tornado passed through our neighborhood impacting the street behind us, the house 4 doors down from us and the street in front of us. God provided us with safety through the storm. There were many homes and business that were destroyed by this storm. Please pray that these people will find peace and strength during this time. I have included below a few pictures from Snow Hill.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Last Fling Before the Ring

Caroline will be married in 6 weeks!! We headed down to the coast for the last fling before the ring last night and we had a blast!!

When Alex and Zack got married her lingerie shower was so cute, on your invitation you were told what type of gift to bring. (IE-cotton night gown) Alex made the cute invites for Caroline's big weekend. When it was time to open the gifts Alex read a poem before each one.
We started off with what Caroline will wear on the night of her 50th anniversary. It was flannel pajamas from our Grandma!! We had gifts for her 50th, 25th, 10th and 1st.

Then we moved to the week of the honeymoon.

Leah, Caroline, Alex
We had ice cream sundaes and cookies for our treat. Alex had these cookies made in Savannah at Two Smart Cookies. Are they not too cute? It was a fun relaxing weekend for sure.

Stace and Tay-Sorry, I do not have a pic of you. :)

I thought it would be fun to do a little linky party @ Tatertots and Jello

Friday, April 1, 2011

March 31st=Special Day at the Radfords

Most of you probably know that Bryan decided a few years ago that he wanted to go to law school. Right after we got married B started studying for the LSAT, he took it in late 2009 and applied for law school in early 2010. We prayed for God's perfect plan and he was not accepted last year. Bryan decided that he would retake the LSAT and try to raise his score. Let me just tell you he studied hours on end; it paid off the score went up. He applied in November for admissions into the night program at NC Central. We got back on our knees, lots of people joined us on our knees (Thank You!) and we waited to see what would happen this year. You know we are not getting any younger and I would like to have some little Radfords one day, but we got to get the schooling out of the way. Yesterday, when I got home from work I started cleaning when B got home from the gym he asked me if I wanted to see the award he won at work I went over to get it and this is what I saw....well I know you can't exactly read it, but he got accepted!! Bryan will embark on this journey in August 2011. I am very proud of him, but I think the best thing is that God has taught us so much through the process. We have prayed together, fasted together, cried together and praised HIM together as we waited on his plan.

It is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
Philippians 2:13