Saturday, January 30, 2010
Mandy is back in So. Cal visiting for the weekend. She came in Thursday night. It's so fun having a roommate again for a few days. We have been getting to catch up and hang out just like old times. Thursday nigth Mandy, Johnny, Justin, Hugh and I all went to Chipotle for dinner and then it was girl time back at the the house. I loved it.
Friday night the girls with Eric, Johnny, Justin and Stephen went to one of Mandy's favorites: Wolf Creek for dinner and then back to the Seston's for games. Mandy I love you and am thankful the Lord brought you into my life.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I just got back from Pittsburgh after a whirlwind week with Voda for her wedding. This girl thought of EVERYTHING and knows how to throw an event. There were so many details she thought of and everything turned out great! She put so much time and energy into the planning and things ran so smoothly. Did I mention she was one of the prettiest brides I have EVER seen?! It was a fun week with seeing old friends and family and meeting new.
Voda has been my longest running friend. We started the journey in kindergarten and have been together ever since. Distance has never been a hiderance to our friendship and we have sustained many years and miles. I was honored to be a part of her special day.
I flew in on Tuesday night and we took off running Wednesday morning. It was so good to see friends. The picture below is of Jepson and Clarke who were two of my three closest guy friends in high school and Angela who was one of my best friends too. I love all these guys and it might be months that we go without talking but we can always pick up. It was fun hanging out with them on Friday and Saturday.
Some highlights were getting to spend an extended time with Voda. Getting to see old high school friends. Getting to know Voda's college roommate Mandy better. Voda's perfomances at the reception. Catching the boquet. Hugs from Kim's kids, Riley and Caden. Father and Daughter dance to "Top of the World". Watching PK and Voda say their vows. I could name more but these are a few. Thanks Voda. i Love you!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Nate and Kristin Strong the NEWLYWEDS!
I didnt get a group picture this year but these pictures are some of my favorites. It's become a tradition where we do a CD white elephant exchange and these are some pictures of the winners. Note Terrence's face in the top picture as he has my Hottest Hits of 2009! Boo!!! It rocked!
Once again I am so thankful for the blessing of these people in my life. I love them!!!
Friday, January 1, 2010
Last night I was fortunate to spend the New Year with two GREAT girls Lynn and Holly! We started the evening going to Sicily for dinner. This is generally not one of my favorite places to eat but last night it was so yummy! I got the Chicken with goat cheese pasta and it was bueno! Afterwards we were so excited to go to my house to put on our pjs and have a quiet night welcoming in the new year. Needless to say it wasnt very quiet. There was a lot of laughter and story telling. ( I ALWAYS have a great time when I am with these two!)
We all slept in this morning and then got up around 9:30. Over the past few weeks we have talked making some resolutions and how we wanted to hold one another accountable. We had decided that this morning was going to be the time to share what we came up with. This turned into a couple hour discussion talking about the Lord and what we've been learning, what we need to learn and how we need to get there. It was so great. It's so cool to me how the Lord uses people in your life to encourage, admonish and challenge you. I love these girls and they do that for me in so many ways. We layed on the couch and talked until 2:30 this afternoon. It was such a great time to relect on the last year and prepare for the new year.
After the girls left I went to get my friend Tiffany from the airport. She is one more blessing the Lord has placed in my life the last year. It's been so fun to get to know her better, share with her, LEARN from her and be challenged by her. I look forward to that friendship growing as well. I am so blessed to have so many people in my life who love me and encourrage me.
The evening ended with going to see Kelli and the girls. I hadn't seen them since I got back from GA and they got back from WA. It was so sweet to get tons of hugs and kisses from Ivy and Lucy. I LOVE my family. They are a blessing to me.
The night before I left for Atlanta I got to spend some time with Summer. I LOVE my time with her as it's ALWAYS a time of talking about the Lord and a time of encouragement. She spent the night and the next day she blest me by taking me to the airport. After a cancelled flight I went back to her house and we did crafts for a few hours.
When I am struggling with something Summer is someone I will call and tell her to speak truth to me and she ALWAYS points me to the Lord to encourage me. I LOVE LOVE LOVE you Summer and am excited for our friendship to continue to grow.