Saturday, February 21, 2009

Morningside Baptist Church

Last Sunday was my hubby and my first "official" Sunday at Morningside Baptist Church as Pastor and wife. The people of Morningside are so sweet and wonderful! They welcomed us with hugs and love. We are so blessed to have found a church with such an amazing congregation. We cannot wait to serve alongside each member, and to see what God has in store for this church.

After church was over on Sunday, the members had a very nice reception for us (the cake was AWESOME!!). They also gave Jason some really nice gifts, including a Samsonite cowhide satchel-bag, a leather planner, and a gift card to Lifeway. Here are some pictures from the reception:

And here are some pictures of the church:

Isn't it beautiful? Morningside is located right off of Dixie Highway on Arnoldtown Road. Services are 9:45 Sunday School and 11:00 worship on Sunday mornings, 6:00 pm Fellowship dinner and 7:00 Bible Study on Wednesday evenings. We invite you to come and worship with us!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you single and married people out there!!! I hope you have had a day full of blessings and chocolate! :)

My sweet husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day last night (Friday) because I had to start a special 3-day diet today (bleh) as part of an extended glucose test for my pregnancy (the first one was elevated). So, needless to say, I cannot have any chocolate today. :( It's okay, though, I had a couple of pieces last night. Jay got me a heart-shaped Hershey's Pot of Gold, the sweetest card that he made himself, and a dozen yellow roses (my favorite!!). I got him one of those "singing" cards that plays "So Happy Together" and the new Keith and Kristyn Getty CD, plus made him some chocolate-covered strawberries.

We ate at O'Charleys for dinner and headed to Lowe's Home Improvement store to pick out our real gift to each other (not really, but that is our story) -- a washer and dryer. Yep, our dryer (nicknamed "Old Faithful") bit the dust a couple of days ago. We tried everything to revive it - cleaned out the vent, cleaned the outside vent, flipped the breaker -- but to no avail. His friend, washer, was just about to bite the dust and probably wouldn't have lasted long without him, so we replaced it too. Besides, Jay has had the pair since 2000 when he purchased these refurbished appliances from a scratch-n-dent place. So they have served their term well.

We ended up purchasing this set (on sale):

We figured since we would be doing double (or even triple) the amount of laundry we do now when the baby comes, we had better have something reliable and that would last a long time. Despite the dryer not fitting into our laundry space and us having to deplete the bank account, we are pleased with our V-day gift. :)

How was your Valentine's Day? What did you get? Did you cook/bake anything special? I would love to hear your stories!