Monday, November 29, 2010

A Real Tree

     Michael has been wanting to get me a real tree for quite a while now in the worst way....Being as we have two good size fake trees, and i have a small tree from college, it was really not necessary. However, leave it to my man to be creative! He surprised me with this little tree, and it came as you see it in the pictures. It is the perfect size to be a center piece on the kitchen table, then can be planted outside after Christmas. He accomplished two things at once....He got me a real tree and helped the land-scaping cause as well. :) I definitely got one thoughtful man, and I am so grateful!! I love you Babe.

     Michael also has a great sense of humor at times. :) Not really, most of the time he does.....Anyway look at the bag he brought home cookies from work in. It is authentic, the real thing..... LOL

Friday, November 26, 2010

*Black Friday Shopping*

     Yes, we did go Black Friday shopping this Thanksgiving. :) I'm not sure how level headed it is, but it is fun and you can get good deals.... Last night we went to Marcus and Mandy's for supper, then Pop and Mama took all the grandchildren home with them for a sleep over. At midnight we started our hunting for bargains. :) We went with Marcus and Mandy and had a great time, which involved breakfast at Waffle House around 4am.  It was quite the adventure and I think we did more laughing then should be legal.
     It seemed for the most part that shoppers were in a extra good mood this time ( At our end of the world anyway)...In Wal Mart one line up was even singing Christmas Carols. We also met up with Bo and Amy for a coffee break and to exchange shopping stories....Which if you know anything about the "Evans Brothers" that can take quite a while. :) LOL.  We were all dragging our weary bodies home at about 8:30am after being up for over 24 hours. [I am not one to run on no sleep, but once a year I guess is ok :)]

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

     Dear Family and Friends,
          Happy Thanksgiving to you all! As I look over this last year I realize one more time how truly blessed I am personally, then also, us as a family..... God has been so good to us. I have a wonderful husband, family, [a new niece :)] and a cozy place to live. Every need is supplied, and even some of our wants. :)
      We were shopping last night at Wal Mart for some last minute food, etc. Christmas music was playing throughout the store and people were everywhere. As I was shopping  I found myself softly singing along with the Christmas music and reflecting on how blessed I am. Michael and I were talking and I told him to look around....It is supposed to be Thanksgiving and yet so many people looked so unhappy and rather miserable. I said we are so blessed to have Jesus in our life and to be able to have a good family, even though we can't always be together.
     Our hearts go out to Javier, Bella, Chari, Uncle Rinnie and Aunt Grace today, as it will be a hard Thanksgiving without Carrie.... We are thinking about you and praying extra for you today. We love you!!
                                                       Michael & Kimb

Monday, November 22, 2010

Pop and His Deer....

     Last week Pop went hunting. On Wednesday he shot the first buck you see, then on Thursday, his 61st. birthday, he shot the second one. :) Happy Birthday Pop!!

Bo helped Pop with this one

Michael helped Pop with this one.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Our Two Month Anniversary

     Today is our two month anniversary. :) Married life just keeps getting better as time goes by....In some ways it is hard to believe it has already been two months. Last night we went out to eat at a little Italian restaurant, and the food was amazing, and then we went shopping an Michael bought me a new skirt. :) He treats me like a queen every day, and I love him so much! I can't imagine life without him....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Runaway Inmate.... All In A Days Work?!

     Today  while at work Michael witnessed an inmate who had escaped from the UNC Hospital run from a police officer who was trying to taser him. The inmate jumped in the police car and took off at high speeds. This all happened at the ER entrance of the hospital where Michael works. They finally caught him several miles up the interstate. The man was a kidnapper, thief, and apparently, a wild man. Here are some links to some news articles about the event. Michael may want to add his own, more in-depth, details later. :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

New Pictures of Lauren

Her Very First Bedtime Story Ever.....

Waking up... Which Is Quite A Performance. :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Busy Week...

.....It has been kinda crazy around here since I posted last. We have had two water leaks, one a pipe broke under the house, and two, a leak under the kitchen sink. Also, we made two trips to Danville, VA  (an hour away) because Michael's best friend's Grandma was dying. We went once to visit in the hospital then yesterday for the funeral. Please pray for the Brooks family during this hard time.
     Also, yesterday the church did a ministry for the first time, feeding the homeless. We did up 24 sack lunches with a track and church card and passed them out to the homeless on the streets and even some camping out in an empty wooded area. Michael and another man in our church headed this project up, and it went very well. I think they plan on doing it once a month from now on.
     We also did one of our nursing home ministries today. The same nurse has been there the last couple of times we've been there and normally stands in the room with all of us while we have our little service. This time however, she was helping patients find there song numbers, singing along, etc. After we were done and fixing to leave she started talking to us expressing interest in our church and asking some questions. I guess you never know what might come out of a nursing home ministry.... Maybe more than you think.

Friday, November 5, 2010

More Christmas Decor....

     I think the living room is finished and here are some pictures....

Link to Wedding Pictures

Hi there.... I finally got the photographers  pictures in an online album so you can see them. The link should take you directly to the album without a password etc. Enjoy :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

"The Chili Pole"

      We are having our church's "Fall Family Fun Night" tomorrow and several people are bringing pots of chili. I always thought chili was better the second day, but I wondered what others thought.... So I did a pole via text message and these are the results...... 1 vote "undecided "because they didn't like chili, 4 voted "best the first day", and 12 voted "best the second day". :)
      Please feel free to "vote" by leaving your comment. :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pictures From Lauren's Dedication

     Lauren was dedicated on Sunday, October 31, 2010. Here are some pictures Brittany emailed me. She is quite the cute little baby if you ask me.... :)

Youth Service at GBMC

     Last night we had our first Youth Service. Michael was in charge and the young people helped out and did an awesome job! Brooke led singing and Jake gave a devotional. We also played a game where they had to name the hymn either by a short  tune of it played on the piano or a phrase of words randomly selected from the hymn. At the end we even played musical pews. :) I think even the adults enjoyed that, if not, they definitely heartily participated! LOL :)

My Man!

The Preacher :)

Brooke lead the singing.

Jacob's sermon

Shane decided he needed to keep an eye on everything. :)

Playing musical pews

Trunk or Treat

     Saturday night Michael and I along with Pop and Mama joined our nieces and nephews (and their parents) for a fun night of trunk or treating at churches. At the church they line all the cars up in their parking lots and open their trunks and the kids can go trunk to trunk in a safe and family fun environment. Also, they have free hot dogs, popcorn, hot chocolate, etc. Some even have games you can play, like a cake walk....You got in this big circle and walked to win cup cakes or even sometimes a cake.  Mandy and Shayla happened to win two cakes!! Needles to say, a good time was had by all. We wished Debbie and Nathan could have been there...
The Whole Gang. :)

Mandy with one of her cakes!!

"You've got to be joking...." :)

Pop & Mama enjoying their hot dogs.

Michael took this picture at one of the churches we went to and I thought it was really cool!