It has been a few months since I have blogged! So much has happened and I need to play "catch up!" I'll give highlights and plan to write more soon.
In May, we went to Maui- beautiful! The plane ride was horrible but so worth it! The snorkeling at Molokini and Rainforest Hike were definite highlights!
In June, Matt's dog of 14 years- Shadow passed away and we got a new sweet golden named "Sunny". Matt and I celebrated our 4th anniversary with Sunny as our gift to each other. Also, we spent a few days with Lewis and Lindsey at OBX and just kicked back to relax a little!
July 1st, Matt's papa went home to be with the Lord. He was a wonderful man! Matt made a tribute video and at the end he wrote, "If I could be half the man he was, then I'd be twice the man I ever dreamed!" It was a beautiful service, complete with veteran honors! Our hearts are saddened to miss him here but joyful to know he is with the Lord and Matt's nanny who passed on Christmas Eve of 2006.
Along the way, we have been continuing to work on the garage for Brent this fall. It may not be completely done by the time he arrives because the heat has been unbearable. Thankfully, we have been blessed with garage help! Lewis and Lindsey helped us with tearing out the old ceiling on demolition day! Karen and Seth from church along with her friend Melinda surprised us with helping Matt do the framing one day, and Lewis showed up for that as well! We have been blessed!
I guess that is enough for now to hit the highlights! My 28th birthday is this Saturday! Yikes! I still feel like a little kid half the time! I can't imagine that my parents have a child who is 28!
Also, THANK YOU to everyone who sent cards, emails, prayers, flowers, and love during the passing of Matt's papa. Each friend is a rare jewel that I treasure in my heart always!