However, in the midst of the busyness, we are further blessed from the memories we made through spending so much time with close friends, children and youth of our church, and family. God has humbled us and has taught so much over the past few months.
In the past two weeks, we celebrated with two very close friends in marriage, took the youth to Mission Fuge in New Orleans, and spent the previous week at the beach.
Kudos to you, if you finish this post.....its a long one!
BUT because of one of the two weddings.......Guin, Alabama has gained one of my best friends.
Beca married one of Payton's childhood friends, Tyler Markham. God is good, and we are so excited about "doing life" with them in the same city.
The following week, we spent five full days with some of our favorite youth kids in New Orleans at Mission Fuge.
Mission Fuge provides the opportunity for the youth to grow in their relationship with Christ while serving needs in the city of New Orleans.
We are so blessed and honor to serve these kids! They bring us purpose, life, laughter, and a deeper meaning of the Gospel. Serving them has changed our lives!
Wedding #2 (tube socks and all).....
Another best friend, college roommate all five years at Auburn, and a childhood friend.
We had such a fun, refreshing weekend with some of the most solid group of friends. Andrea and Jesse will be living in Atlanta, and as sad as we are to see them move a few hours away; we're more excited about a place to stay during our many travels to ATL.
We only spent one day at the beach out of the entire week we were there......
But we didn't mind a bit. We spent the rest of our time eating, shopping, and dreaming of the day of owning a house on 30-A (aka Rosemary, Seaside, or this house on Alys Beach)...........
And in case you thought we were serious......we're not :). We will continue to be vacationers and definitely continue dreaming. But we did eat at George's and it definitely ranks top 5!
We recommend V SeaGrove.
The BEST, especially the atmosphere and a hot date!
We ended our trip with lunch and a last minute shopping trip in Blue Mountain beach and found the location for a photographer that takes photos for a lady that I stalk through her blog........Flythroughmywindow.com I have been stalking this family's blog for almost 3 years now, and weirdly, know too much about Marla and Shane and their talented gift of photography.
And even weirder/creepier, I actually attempted to go in to introduce myself (yes, as a stalker of the Stickler family's); but the door was locked. Probably for that very reason.....ha.
I have no idea who this family is (well, yes I do, because I'm one of their faithful blog readers), nevertheless, I have never met this family; but she (Darby Stickler) is who inspired me to start a blog about two years ago. I want to be like her, and I bet if you've read it, you do too.
We're back. And as much as we would love to jump back in car and drive back down, we're so glad to be home with a little structure and a small schedule.