Sunday, April 20, 2008

After work on Friday, Bryan and I headed to NW Arkansas with his parents for a small family get together. On Saturday morning, we got to meet my very first blogging friend, Kelly and her husband Scott.

We met at Mimi's (where else would there be?? :>). The food was great but the company was even better. It was so neat to sit by Kelly knowing I had met her through blogging. It seemed surreal. They are an amazing couple and I felt honored they would meet with us. Kelly is incredibly sweet and very friendly. We loved meeting Scott too! I loved to hear them both laugh. It was great to be with them. Bryan has family near them so I hope some day we can see each other again. I would have loved to talk more and become more familiar with each other but I didn't want to keep them from their day and we also had to get to Bryan's family gathering. Can I also add, Kelly is very beautiful and radiant. She is a wonderful creation of God!! Thank you Kelly and Scott for taking time out to be with us!! We hope we didn't scare you too much.
While driving to Arkansas we had quite an exciting experience and then again while we were at the hotel. We stopped in Chandler, OK at a small diner for supper and when we left, my mother-in-law's car would not start!!! Chandler is a small town and it was late at night. Luckily, Bryan and his dad jiggled some wire and it started.Bryan and Eddie "discussing"

The exact same thing happened again in Arkansas. It made me nervous every time we got in the car. This is a new car so it was frustrating to have this happen.

Bryan jiggling something again!!!!!

The trip to Arkansas was initiated to get my mother-in-law and her siblings together. It was great to see some of Bryan's family we had not seen in a long time. His aunts shared stories and one of them even sang for us! And we got it on video which I think will be cherished among her family for years to come.

Bryan's mom and her brothers and sisters.

Us with Bryan's parents, Ed & Donna

Bryan's Aunt Cindi and Uncle Danny who live in NW Arkansas.

They hosted the family gathering. Aunt Cindi is an incredible cook!!! She made the best breakfast casserole and I'm not about to tell you how much I ate....way to much!! I would have posted a picture but I didn't stop eating long enough to take one!!! She was so kind to open up her home!

I am taking a week off from blogging. During this time I hope to focus more on reading God's Word, Praying, and quality quiet time. I will be back next Monday evening!! Have a great week!!


Kelly said...

I was so glad we got to meet!!! Now I will love your blog even more knowing that I have met you in person!!!
You are soooo sweet and we really enjoyed our time with ya'll!
I'm glad I read this - I was checking my e-mail and blogs one more time before signing off for a week.
I hope you have a great undistracted week and have some precious time with God!!!

His Doorkeeper said...

Kelly and Scott enjoyed meeting you and your husband so much! I think it is just the neatest thing you got together. Looks like you had a great visit with all your relatives (except for the car trouble!)

Enjoy your week!

Kim said...

What fun! I would love to meet some authors of the blogs that I read! While I will miss your blog this week, I hope you get a lot accomplished. Have a great week.

Megan L Hutchings said...

I am so jealous that you got to meet Kelly!!! Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend =)!

Candy said...

Sounds like such a great weekend! I love all the pictures. :) Have a great rest week. I can't wait to hear all about your time away. :)

valerie said...

That is so neat that you got to meet up with a blogging friend.
Since I don't live too far away from you, we'll have to work on that too one of these days.
Glad y'all had a fun, safe trip.
Enjoy your time this week with God.

Lindsey said...

Great pictures and great fun! I hope you are enjoying your bloggy break:)

Caroline said...

julie still praying for you this week!!!!!!!!

but......i sure do miss talking to you!!!!!

Candy said...

Miss your posts! Hope you have had a great week. :)