This past weekend Jon and I made our second trip down to Texas since we've been married. Our good friends and matchmakers, Colin and Noel, were celebrating their little boy's first birthday. It seems like yesterday we were just going to meet little Bryce for the first time. How things can change in a year. A year ago Jon and I were still living 5 hours apart, were not engaged and obviously not married. Now we both have rings on our fingers and have been living together as husband and wife in a little town in Oklahoma for almost 3 months!
But back to the weekend. Colin and Noel graciously allowed us to stay with them for the weekend and even told us we could bring Remington! It was so nice to not have to board him or leave him for another weekend. And he turned out to be WONDERFUL with baby Bryce. He was so patient with him and would let Bryce crawl all over him and pet and tug at him without getting frustrated at all. They would even follow each other around the house. It was so cute to watch and very comforting to know that Remington will be wonderful whenever we have our own bundles of joy one day :)
Jon and Colin are best friends from college, and Noel is an Alabama girl like me. It's great to see the Jon and Colin together because I feel like it's a rare thing to still be really good friends with people you knew ten years ago. And although Noel is older than me, we are a lot alike in so many ways! It's always nice to have "girl talk" with her while the boys play in the "man cave." So naturally we always have a great time together, and this time was no different.
On Sunday, we went to my old church, The Village, and got to meet up with my friend Samantha, albeit too briefly. Revisiting the church made me realize just how much of a blessing it has been in my life. The worship, preaching, atmosphere are absolutely wonderful and always stir my heart. And the people that run it are so incredibly gifted and have amazing hearts for God. It is definitely one of the biggest things that I miss about Dallas. Jon and I have yet to find a place we love as much here, but I pray we will soon.
Here is a picture of Remington on the car ride. He was resting his head on his daddy's seat :)