Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Road Trip!

A few months ago, Brother Hollie (my boss) asked me to plan a day trip to Charlotte, NC so that a group from Sevier Heights could tour the new Billy Graham Library. So, this past Monday morning I was up bright & early so that I could be @ work by 6 AM to load a bus to do just that. Seeing that I hadn't been back to BG since right before Joshua and I were married (almost 2 years), it was such a nice treat to see everyone again. We arrived around 11:15 AM and I immediately went to the headquarters to meet up with some of the girls for lunch. We went down stairs, got our food, and as I walked around the corner, I was SO SHOCKED to see a table full of baby gifts. I was CLUELESS. They were so sweet to surprise us with a baby shower and I can't tell you how much it meant. Thank you so much to all of you who planned this for us...and thank you to Donna, Suzanne, & Tracy who made a special trip to BG just for this...what a special day! :)

Here I am with Nancy (my boss @ BGEA) & Liz

Donna, Mrs. Capin, & Suzanne

Tracy & Cindy

Ashleigh & Tameka

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Caroline was a great assistant. ;)

It was so good to see you girls!!!

After lunch, everyone had to go back to work, and I managed to head back to the Library for a quick tour before we headed home. I was SO excited to see this because whenever I left BGEA to move to Knoxville, they had almost completed the outside of the Library, but I was never able to see the finished product. It is absotluetly beautiful and such an incredible testimony of Mr. Graham's life. What a legacy!!

The BGEA Library

Mr. Graham's home place

A BEAUTIFUL Christmas tree in the Library

We left BGEA around 3 PM, stopped for dinner in Asheville, and pulled into Sevier Heights parking lot around 9:00 PM. It had been a LONG 15 hours and I was EXHAUSTED, but I couldn't stop smiling from such a fun & wonderful day. :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Another Baby Shower!

Yesterday after work, the ladies here at Sevier Heights threw us the nicest baby shower! They had everything decorated to the "T" and again, we were showered with so many wonderful gifts for our little man. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this so special for us! I feel blessed to work with such an amazing group of ladies who love us so much.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mr. Graham!

Today is a very special's Billy Graham's 90th B-day! What a blessing it was to work for The Billy Graham Association while I lived in Charlotte, and it was also such an honor to be able to meet Mr. Graham the few times I did. Today I want to thank the Lord for such a humble servant who has given his life to boldly share the gospel. He is an inspiration to so many and I can only imagine the number of people who will now be in heaven because of his stand for Christ. Happy B-day Mr. Graham...may the Lord give you many more years of health & happiness. We love you!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween & A Baby Shower

Joshua and I had a VERY low key Halloween night. We were both tired after a long week, so instead of heading to my in-laws to see the boys & Mahala all dressed up, we decided to get into some comfy clothes, make some chili, pass out some candy, and watch a scary movie. The scary movie part was Joshua's big idea...I probably could have done without that. ;) We had a great night and we even had some special visitors come by our house. Here's Tinkerbell & Peter Pan...we were so excited that they stopped by to see us!! Olivia & Owen (Joshua's cousin's kids) were ADORABLE and VERY excited about their candy.

On Saturday Joshua and I spent a lot of time working in the nursery! We finally finished painting, we put the crib together and organized/cleaned everything as much as we possibly could to this point. Then on Sunday, Mandy, Heather, and my good friend from church, Jennifer, threw us our 1st shower...and what can I say? It was overwhelming with the outpouring of love and gifts for our little man. We were/are so thankful and appreciative for everything that was done for us! The fun part was heading home to unload all our gifts and to really take a look at all that we got. After the shower, Mandy, the boys, Mahala, and Sally came over to help me get situated a little more and seeing all of our baby's things REALLY made it sink in....I'm going to have a baby boy in less than 8 weeks! It's so unbelievable, but I CANNOT wait. :)

Our 1st Shower!

Me with Sally (Joshua's mom) & Memaw (Joshua's g-ma)

Heather, Jennifer, Me & Mandy

Joshua's Memaw buys all of her great grandchildren a Build-A-Bear that has a recorded message from her. It's one of my FAVORITE gifts and I know it will always mean so much. :)

Thank you all for such a special day!!!