We Love Woodstock!

We Love Woodstock!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Happy Birthday, Addie!
Five years old today
She loves her papa...such a brown-noser!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Two....of the Many Presidents!

It was our pleasure to attend a conference this week with a group of missions pastors from some of our SBC churches from all over the country in Ft. Myers, Florida.  We had a great time with them and it was also nice to be with Dr. Jerry Rankin, President of the International Mission Board.  Another President, Dr. John Cross, President of the Florida Baptist State Convention, came and visited with us as well.  It is always good to see John....excuse me, Dr. Cross!  who is STILL single!

Back to Work!

Now that all the celebrating is over, it is time to get back to work.  We saw our first snow this winter as we made our first trip to Louisville, Kentucky to make plans for the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in June.  However, we didn't see the snow in Louisville, it was in Cincinnati, Ohio the same day, after we had our meeting at the convention center.  We flew from there for a VIP visit to the Creation Museum for lunch and a tour of that fabulous facility.  It is well worth taking time to go through if you are ever in the area.

And Then It Was Christmas!

And then it was Christmas.....Wes Cantrell dressed like a little girl and sang "Happy Birthday, Jesus", had Christmas parties, took a 'girl trip' to New York, had more Christmas parties, Hope broke her ankle, Hope didn't break her ankle after all, celebrated Christmas with the family as my brother, sister-in-law and their 4 of their 5 children and son-in-law (I won't tell you who the son-in-law is!) spent Christmas with us and we had a GREAT time! Gave birth to another Granddog....a large Granddog! But cute Granddog! And then went to Gatlinburg, again!  And recuperated!

Senior Staff Christmas Retreat!

We have too much fun!  That is how you describe our Staff Parties!  Our Christmas party was held 'retreat style' as we went to the Ranch for an overnight Christmas celebration thanks to our dear friends, Ann and Mike White, who so graciously hosted us.  We rode all- terrain vehicles, played ladderball, of course, ate, ate, ate, made fun of Jim, played Dirty Santa with gag gifts, experienced some of the most beautiful scenery in Georgia/Tennessee/Alabama, watched a dog pull a stump out of the lake all by himself and had a blast!

Thanksgiving 2008

Thanksgiving was the best yet!  Lazy days on the beach, Katie and Carson taking salsa lessons (the cutest thing I have ever seen!), literally spending hours watching turtles hatch and being with my family  for the entire week made a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Okay! Okay! I'll Try!!

Okay! Okay! I'll Try!  But I can't promise you anything!  Updating after this long is not easy, but I'll give it a shot!  The last post was on my birthday and a lot has happened since then, but too much to write about so I'll just give you a briefing of what has happened since I turned 55!!  The next milestone event for me was the celebration of our 38th wedding anniversary.  Johnny and I celebrated in Mexico the week before our annual family vacation at Thanksgiving.  We had a great time together with friends in Punta Mita, Mexico. I am sure you know this by now, but I have the greatest husband in the universe!