Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Dallas, Texas

We spent almost exactly 3 years living in Dallas. I would have to say that those 3 years were very instrumental in Reeves and my marriage as we can both look back and see how God grew our marriage and our individual lives closer to Him. We originally moved because Reeves wanted to pursue a Masters Degree in Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary and we thought it would be an "adventure". Well- it was definitely an amazing adventure and we are soo thankful for the excellent preparation and degree that DTS gave Reeves and also for the friends and church that God led us to. Although, we both miss our Dallas friends greatly, God has led us back- closer to our families and provided a wonderful job for Reeves- which he LOVES!! I listen to other wives talk about how unhappy their husbands are in their job and I am soo thankful that my husband LOVES what he is doing!!! I took a LOT of pictures- here are just a few...

Thursday morning- Tallon and I arrived in Dallas by 9:40 AM- YIKES- we left at 5:50 AM but Tallon did great on the airplane and slept quite a bit so it really was not too bad traveling by myself with him. Marsha met us at the airport and we headed to see our good friends Patty and her children Hannah and Silas.

Tallon and Hannah both LOVE Bubbles- I also manage to get some good video or Marsha blowing bubbles with these 2 kiddos

Marsha with Silas- is he not PRECIOUS!! such a sweet little boy!

We tried really hard to grab a picture with everyone, but as you can tell.... the kids were not too happy about having their picture taken- oh well!!!

Thursday afternoon- Tal and I headed over to Michelle and Sydney's home- they were kind enough to let us spend the night at their home and I had a wonderful time getting to catch up with Michelle and hold her precious baby girl!! Tal ADORED Sydney- he was so cute- he would just smile at her and try to give her hugs and kisses- I really think he is going to be a GREAT Big Brother one day! Here is a CUTE VIDEO of Tal with Sydney

Michelle and Sydney

We went to a Really Cool Park near Michelle's home- it had an awesome play area with tons of slides and different areas for Tal to climb, swings, and the sprinkler park was next to the play area- it would definitely be an awesome area to go in the HOT summer times of Dallas.

Tallon and I with Sydney

We brought Sydney a little purple car as a "Thank You" for letting us stay at her house- Tallon LOVED showing her how to make it go!!

Friday morning- the Mom's group from our Sunday School Class- Titus II- had a playgroup at a park in Frisco- it was soooo wonderful to see everyone and I could not get over how much all the kids have grown!!! Thanks for coming everyone- it was Great to see everyone!!!!

Friday Night we got to go see Chad and Andi- we totally enjoyed getting to spend the weekend with ya'll and it felt just like the "old times" when we would get together and hang out!! This is a precious video of Chad and Andi playing with Tallon!

Sat evening- David and Marsha had Tim, Patty and Hannah and Silas, Chad and Andi and us over for dinner! It was a delicous meal as always Marsha and we really enjoyed getting to relax and visit with friends! Thanks for having us!!! Tallon enjoyed playing with Hannah some more!

Tim, Reeves and David hanging out!

Tal and Hannah had their ovn little dinner table- unfortunately, Tal was ready to go exploring=)

The girls (plus Silas)!!

Sunday Morning we were able to go to church and Titus II and then we enjoyed a totally relaxing afternoon with Chad and Andi before we said goodbye and heading off to Mark and Debi's home!! I was quite worn out by then so I did not get any pictures with the Stones=(

Andi, Tal and I

Tal with the Thacker's and Reeves

It was a wonderful trip and we had a great time visiting but found out how difficult life can be traveling with a toddler!! We are all catching up on rest and trying to get Tal back on a routine!!!


Chris & Emily said...

Looks like you guys had a great time. So glad.

Brian and Jennie said...

So fun that you had such a fabulous time in Dallas. Did you cry on the way home? I know you miss your precious friends there. We also were in Atlanta for exactly 3 years. Interesting how little time it takes to totally invest your heart in a city with an awesome group of people. My Atlanta friends want to do a shower for our new baby, how fun is that? Then we can all get together like you guys did. So fun!