Posts Tagged ‘Friends’


Friday, February 25th, 2011

Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.  ~Author Unknown

We had the pleasure of going to Tennessee this weekend to visit our dear friends Joey, Cheryl and their children. We have known Joey and Cheryl for about 20 years. We became friends while we were students at Lee. I don’t know what it was about them but we just clicked and became friends. We don’t get to see them often, but we enjoy the time that do have together. We were especially excited about this visit because we got to meet their new arrivals Samuel and Stephen. (more…)

Thankfulness Day 11

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”- Unknown

Today I am thankful for my friends. I enjoy time spent with friends. I appreciate my friends who have stuck by me not only in the good times but in the bad times. I am thankful for friends who tell me the truth and don’t just tell me  what I want to hear. (more…)

Spring Break (Friday-Sunday)

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

We spent Friday night traveling to Kingsport TN to visit our friends Joey and Cheryl Manis. It was a long trip but we made it to the hotel just before 10. Saturday we had the honor of attending the baptism and adoption party of the 4 Manis children (Sarah, Lydia, Joesph Jr, and Joshua). We are God-Parents to Sarah. We had a blast meeting the children and seeing Joey, Cheryl and thier older children Melissa and Marlana.

Sunday we went to church at the church where Joey is pastor. After church we hung out with them at their home until late in the eveing. We had a good time reconnecting with them and building relationships with the kids.


Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Have you ever gotten a full nights sleep and woke up startled when the alarm clock went off? That is me lately. I am getting pretty good sleep now that Madilyn is sleeping through the night, but I wake up feeling like I have only slept an hour or so.

I long for times when work was not pressing and times when just hanging out was the thing to do. Seems like we do not have time to just hang out anymore now that we are responsilbe grown ups with careers, kids and bills. I want my life to be more than working, cleaning house and taking care of kids.

I determined a few weeks ago that I would make time for myself, David the kids and friends and not go crazy doing so. So on Feb. 14 I reactivated my gym membership and have been going to work out 3-4 days a week since then. I am feeling better, but still waking up tired. The time I spend at the gym is ME time. Time to think, time to chill and time to work on me. I LOVE it and don’t know why I quit going in the first place.

Last week I decided that it was crazy to drive Caleb all the way to youth, then go home only to have to come out to get him and drive home again. Our friends Iris and John live farther from the church than we do and thought the same thing. So this past Sunday night we spent about 2 hours chillin at “It’s a Grind.” It was a great night. We talked about fun things, serious things, stupid things, just whatever came to mind. Next week we are going to go get Sushi while the kids are at youth.

We are looking for a permanent babysitter so that we can establish a weekly or biweekly date night. While Caleb is too old for a babysitter he is not old enough to take care of Madilyn by himself. He has some hurt feelings about this but will get over it. We have a girl that we have used once and have scheduled again, and are hoping that it will work out.

Sometimes, you really have to think about and plan time to just relax and not let your life run you. Working on it, but right now life is running me I am not running life.

Final Adoption Decree

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

The final adoption decree arrived in the mail yesterday. So I guess you could say we are signed, sealed and delivered.

We should receive Madilyn’s new birth certificate in about 30 days. Once we receive the BC we will be able to apply for her social security card, and get her name changed on our health insurance policy.
We hope everything goes as planned for your family on Monday with the finalization of the adoption of your 4 children.