Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Meredith's First Trip to America alone (kind of)

I am always amazed at how God has blessed us with such wonderful people in our lives! We have been doubly blessed by several people in the last few weeks and I just had to share it with you on our blog. Some dear friends, Paul and Sherry, offered to pay for Meredith to fly back to the states for a month long visit just so she would have something to do during our long, hot summer. We knew we couldn't let her fly alone but didn't know if we could find anyone coming to the states for just one month.....there was no way we could let her go any longer!:) Meredith's sweet teacher said she was going for that length of time and would be happy to have Meredith as her flying buddy. We are so thankful for her and her servant spirit she always shows! Thanks Miss Allison for all you do!!! :) Thanks Paul and Sherry for being who you are...we love you and miss you too, Jenna and Alex! :)A few tears were shed... Our baby is growing up into a beautiful young woman!
Paul snapped a shot as soon as she arrived. I can't believe how big these three girls are seems like they were just playing dress up (in the famous purple pants) just a few days ago!
First stop: Cracker Barrel for some chicken, greens and fried ocra! A southern girl's dream!:)
Safe and sound with one of her best buds...too sweet.
Since arriving back to the states, Meredith has gone to the beach, tubed and knee boarded on a lake (with Jason...thanks, sohobna), eaten at Sonic and Cracker Barrel, and word has it that she is going to her first Youth group tonight!

More Vacation Pics...

I found a few more vacation pics to share. This first one cracks me up! The hotel where we stayed hosts a boy's orphanage once a year for two days at their hotel. These boys joined us in the pool for several hours of our stay. This boat picture makes me laugh! :)

The girl can jump! Such a daddy's girl

Bathing Beauties :)