1. Tennessee Baptist Convention was this week. Fred did a great job leading this week and even throughout the last year. It was a pretty emotional experience (for me anyway). I wanted to take more pictures, but thought it to not be appropriate...And potentially embarrassing to Fred. Here is the only picture I have...
2. I have done a lot of reflecting this week as this year of service has come to a close. We couldn't have done this year without the help and support of our friends and family. I really don't think we would have made it. Before we went in Wednesday morning (I was singing with our group from church and Fred was preaching.) we paused in the car to offer our praise to God for all He's done this year. I led us. Of course, I did not get one word out before my tears were flowing. When I finished up my prayer Fred gave me a hug and told me thanks. You know, we had a moment. Then he looked at me with all sincerity and said, "You aren't speaking today, are you? I mean, you're just singing in a group, right?" Yes, I know. I would have embarrassed both of us had I tried to talk. Does he know me or what?!?
3. Clayton had a Veteran's Day program last week. His picture was in our local paper. To see his picture, click here.
4. Jack got to have a weekend...by himself...at Aunt Janice's house. He had a blast doing all things Jack. They went bowling, shopping, to Chuck E. Cheese, Jump Zone and they ate whatever he wanted...you know, things like salad, whole wheat bread and fresh fruits and veggies...not. What a weekend!
5. Andrew does not have a handle on time. I typically don't tell him things in advance because he wants to do it RIGHT NOW. Below is a picture of him on the floor whining because he wanted to go to someone's house. (The big boys let it slip that we were going for dinner...ugh.) This picture does not give you the full effect though. You have to imagine incessant whining and flailing about to get the full picture. While there are MANY things I LOVE about this three year old, this phase is not my favorite. It will pass though...hopefully sooner rather than later! ;-)