I had such a great birthday yesterday! The best thing about it was that I was given the opportunity to do anything I wanted on this day, WITH MY SWEET HUSBAND!!! It began with a visit to Jivan's Wellness Spa! I have told you about it before. The greatest place earth for a massage, facial, etc. I had a 2 hour massage! Have you ever heard of such? Then it was off to a great lunch at Atlantic Seafood Restaurant. After that, we went shopping! Yes, shopping.....of course, I made Johnny stay in the car (I am sure he talked on his phone) while I went in a few stores and purchased some 'necessaries'! It was like having my own personal chauffeur while I shopped! We then picked Katie up from dance lessons and went to Deanna's for a yummy, yummy steak dinner by chef Jake on the grill and then roasted marshmallows, of which I was not very good at! The family all presented me with great gifts (the best thing about a birthday) that I just loved! Here was the most interesting gift of the night.....Jake knows that I am in the market for another car so the gift from him and Deanna....a new broom!! No joke! It was such a fun night with the family! I have now reached another double digit milestone! However, the bling helped to ease the pain!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
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Friday, October 31, 2008
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Thursday, October 30, 2008
Our October Family Night was great..again!! Papa Johnny was so good to us and treated us to the perfect October treat of going to see "Wicked" at the Fox Theater. It was fantastic! Before the show, Mary Mac's Tea Room was the hot spot for the family dinner. I don't have pictures of us because I thought the battery had died in my camera, but actually, the battery was in the camera the wrong way! Oh well, Hollie had her 'new' camera so maybe she'll post some of us 'in the act'! It was Deanna's month to choose the place for the party and she did good! Next month we get to have a Family Week rather than a Family Night and it will be held in Mexico!!!! I can't wait!! We'll be celebrating our 38th anniversary and Deanna's 30+ birthday!
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008
This child never stops making us wonder where she came from! You never know what she is going to say next! Last week Hollie had her hearing checked. The doctor said that she needed to have one of her ears checked further by the ENT doctor which is not totally abnormal for a child her age. Addie was asked if she had a hard time hearing just some of the time or all the time and she replied, "I can't hear on Wednesdays and Fridays"! She also said that she is not smart during the week but she is smart on the weekends!
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I finally got to be MiMommy again! Hollie and Pete went to Gatlinburg for their Church Staff Retreat and I was able to keep Hope and Addie while they were away. They were very good! They are getting older which is good and bad! They are easier to handle but growing too fast! It was certainly different for me having to get up at 6 am while it is still dark! I was outside seeing my precious Hope onto the school bus in my bathrobe every morning and I still can't believe it did that, but, it is so dark that time of morning that all I had to do was not turn on the porch light and the bus driver would never know it is not Hollie! Then, the challenge of little Addie getting ready for school and deciding if I am going to let her wear what she chooses or not! Of course, I let her wear what she wants, after all, I am leaving on Wednesday and I AM the MiMommy and can get away with things like that. I don't believe it ever really hurt a child to wear clothes that don't exactly look good together anyway. Hollie can deal with her when she gets back! We have had a great time this week doing all the fun things like getting Halloween costumes and going to Chuck E. Cheese. Yes. I do find those things fun. After all, I AM the MiMommy!
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What a way to travel. This has definitely spoiled us! It is just like the Lord to provide just what we need but only when we need it. In all of our years of ministry, we have never had people offer such generous resources as we have had in the last few months! The "Presidency" hasn't changed our schedule tremendously because you can't be away but so many days in a week anyway, but travel in planes such as this certainly makes dealing with the travel so much easier and less tiresome. BUT, there IS a consequence of taking advantage of such gifts.....you get very, very spoiled!!! I dread to think what life will be like later! But in the meanwhile, we will just thank Jesus for His generous followers! Last week Johnny spoke at Thomas Road, Liberty University, Noonday Association, Southern Seminary, Southeastern Seminary and a ministry banquet! A bench was purchased at Southeastern Seminary in our honor last year. We now have a Chair, Bench and Furnished Room at SEBTS! We love that place, especially our sweet friends, Danny and Charlotte Akin who it was great seeing last week.
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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Monday, September 22, 2008
Tonight Johnny addressed the Executive Committee in Nashville. This was the first 'biggie' that he has done since becoming President of the SBC. He did sooo good (and he looked really good, too). All of you would have been proud of Pastor Johnny! I certainly was! A group of men from FBCW were kind enough to drive all the way to Nashville just for his SBC address. The room gave him a standing O at his introduction which shows how well respected he is among the brethren. In his opening remarks, he commented on how his first love is being the Pastor of FBCW......however, you already knew that! Thank you for praying for him tonight....your prayers were answered.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
I Love Sarah Palin! I was able to meet her and have a memorable conversation with her at the Republican Governor's event that Johnny and I attended with the Perdues back in February. I left her thinking what a likeable, smart, impressive, cute, extremely friendly lady she was! When I returned from Washington, I was so impressed with her that I did some research on my own and was still intrigued by her. When the announcement was made that she would be the running mate, I literally screamed!!!! I am hitting the campaign trail!!! Great choice, Senator McCain! She is a devoted Christian and very much pro-life. It is disappointing to find out that her 17 year old daughter, Bristol, is pregnant. As we know, these untimely things happen even in Christian homes. We really need to more even more fervently pray for the Palin Family during this time and wait and see what the Lord is going to do in and through their family who definitely has the ear of the world at this time!
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One of the highlights of our year is the Senior Staff Retreat! This year we went to Amelia Island. We have determined that all of us (girls...since we are the only ones that count) really like to go to the beach, so our retreats are almost always held at the beach. We have such a great time together and it is about the only time we get to spend any time together other than our brief Christmas gathering. In this picture, the girls (some of them...you don't see me) are about to throw Kathy Law into the ocean.....after Linda Taylor gets up off the ground from laughing so much!! Us girls spent the day on the beach catching up on what is going on with our families. When the guys finally got a day to play, but enjoyed boccie ball and a new game we found, lasso golf. The lasso golf got pretty competitive.....it came down to the winning guys playing winning girls. Yes, the guys won, but only by the skin of their teeth! They were quite frightened they would lose. You would never believe who the MVP of the game was....Roy Blankenship!!! Go Roy!!! We had a great time!
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Bristol!!!! I love that track! Derema, Lindsey, Taylor and me were able to go to the Friday and Saturday night races last week and had a marvelous time! My brother, Greg, also met us there. We have friends in the Motor Racing Outreach for Nascar and they arranged for us to go to the start/finish line with the children of the drivers who sang the National Anthem before the race began. It was so cool to be right there with some of the drivers. Here are a few of the photos from our cool race day! Yes..I made it back in time for church on Sunday morning, thanks to Taylor's expert driving skillls! Thanks, Arden and Dianne Taylor for putting us up for the night!
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Sunday, August 17, 2008
We finally got back to our "monthly family outings" after a busy summer. It was my turn to chose an activity for the family and I chose to visit our friends' ranch! We had a blast! We had a lady who came and fixed our meals, went fishing, horseback riding and four wheeling! It was a great time together and everybody had sooo much fun. Here are pictures of some of the highlights. I am sure the girls will also have some to post on their blogs!
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Hopie just LOVES horses and riding them! She was the most comfortable of the girls on the horse! She would have ridden the horse all day if she could have! I think she is the #1 fan of the horses.....unlike some of the rest of us!
Addie rode the horse, but couldn't get off quick enough! However, she definitely won the best dressed award for the day! After all, she had rather look good than break her other arm!
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