Amy's friend Leslie and her daughter, Carson came too. Carson is personality plus and oh so dainty! ha! See her eating salad! HA!
Me, Amy, Carson, and Leslit outside Copeland's
Russell, Tony, and Nick outside.
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So we're back in Arkansas. I'll post pics asap but for now, I wanted to share a few Bible verses with all of you. I mentioned a few weeks ago, I am reading Karen Kingsbury books. I'm now on the 4th one of the Redemption series. One of the chapters mentioned several verses that really spoke to me. Hopefully they'll speak to ya'll also!
--For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
--He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14
--Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:12-14
--And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
--And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13
--A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12
--Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4:4
All of these were in one chapter that I read on the way back to South Arkansas! I will blog again soon!
Posted by Meredith at 11:54 PM
Well, no pictures... Yall, I feel like my blog has been boring lately! SORRY! I need to take time to put things on here! Anyway I was saying, we have lots of pictures, but this internet has been acting crazy here lately so I didn't wanna chance it...so round 5 of trying to blog while at the beach! HA! Saturday we arrived at our beach house, "All U Need". It is soo fun and great here! We are not on the beach but we are like 2 blocks from it. Santa Rosa Beach is just so beautiful. One of the best things about this vacation is just being free to do whatever whenever you want! Also, being w/ family is great! I am thinking of all my blog friends! And I have to add, I am so happy for Kelly and Scott. YAY! And one more thing, you blog friends, I want to link you, I don't know how, I want to add more than 5 pics on each post...I don't know how to do that either! Please tell me or email me about it! I am "blog illiterate." HA! Odviously, I am sooo tired so I am headed to bed!
Posted by Meredith at 10:24 PM
Tuesday night, all the Star consultants were recognized at a luau! I thought i would also take a couple pictures of the training center too.
The Training Center in Rogers! We do facials there (except it's not always Hawaiian!).
Me and my friend, Christy having fun! She is so sweet and so fun, too!
Here is a picture of all the star consultants for the 4th quarter! And we are so ready for Seminar!
Amy Bowman and me! She is a Director and one of the nicest people ever!!! So sweet to EVERYONE she meets! We had so much fun at the Mary Kay Luau! YAY!
Posted by Meredith at 10:03 AM
Happy Fathers Day Daddy! Today is Father's Day and a day to celebrate our dad's! This is a picture of me and Daddy in his office. He works at Jim Golden Ford Dealership and is such a hard worker in not just his job, but in everything he does. He has such a passion for giving his best in everything. I love this picture of us because he loves it when we come visit him at work!
This is a picture of Daddy and his girls! This picture was taken about 2 years ago on Father's Day. Kelly and I were so blessed to have wonderful parents! They raised us so well, right Kelly?! He is a wonderful dad to us and wonderful grandfather (or J J as Logan and Lauren call him!). Again, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DADDY! I LOVE YOU! We will see you in 4 days for our vacation! YAY! Love, Meredith Ann
Posted by Meredith at 4:58 PM
My mama called us this morning to tell us Sarah Kate arrived! This little princess arrived at 3:53 a.m today and weighed 8lbs 1 oz. She is so beautiful! Russell and I went out of town for a little while today and then stopped at the hospital to see everyone.
Here is the proud Big Sister, Emily Paige! Isn't she just beautiful, too! She was excited!
Here is Russell holding this sweet little one!
Isn't she just a doll! And she was soooo calm and peaceful the whole time we were there!
What a perfect picture of them! Laurie, Sarah Kate, Mary, Emily, Steve, and Russell! How sweet! We are so happy for them! Congratulations!!!
Posted by Meredith at 9:21 PM
My sister, brother-in-law, nephew and niece all went to Chicago last week and they are probably at home by now. Anyway, yesterday, Kelly and Lauren called me to let me know how much fun they had at American Girl Place! Lauren is 6 years old and has an American Girl doll, Kit. I have always loved American Girl and all the girls in our family do too! Anyway, I was so happy for Lauren. Even Logan went too! They ate at the cafe there and even left Kit at the American Girl Beauty Shop! HA! Pictured above is Kirsten. I received her when I was 8 years old and I loved all the fun that came with owning a doll like Kirsten! I just think they are so special! I know Kelly, Lauren and Logan had fun there.
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Well, I am back home! It's always good to be back home with Russell! He had the good new camera and I had my older camera that didn't work that well. I did take a few pictures though. I will have to post pics later.
Wednesday: arrived in Camden EARLY in the morning. Donna wanted to leave on Tuesday night.....long story...so I got to Camden at 3:30 a.m. Logan and Lauren were in Camden too so they woke me up! We spent time together, watched 'Enchanted', ate homemade pizza for dinner, made cookies with Lauren, watched Logan ride a "big kid" bike! YAY Logan!
Thursday: My sister, Kelly came to pick up the kiddos and we got to visit! Also, had 2 big Mary Kay parties in Camden and Magnolia!
Friday: I still had store credit for our wedding gifts at a store in Magnolia so we got to go shopping!!! The Treasure Chest had really cute decorative items for our home. Mama and I had a great time! Then we ate lunch at Mule's Cantina which was good. My Aunt Molly came and we visited with her. She stayed for a couple days.
Saturday: I went to Magnolia again to visit with one of my best friends, Haley. She wanted me to see her and Keith's first home. How exciting! I also visited with Jackie and Ricky, Russell's mom and dad. Also, when I drove back to Camden, Daddy grilled chicken and it was too good! We also watched the movie, Mad Money. It was actually pretty good!
Sunday: Church! Then traveled back to NWA with my aunt Molly! I also saw my cousin, Emily! She is so sweet! I just love her!
I hope this post wasn't too boring for ya'll! ha! Pictures would have made it better but oh well!
Posted by Meredith at 4:10 PM
Tomorrow, I am leaving with a friend, Donna to go to Camden. She is from Bearden and I am from Camden so we planned to go together and save on gas! Well at least save as much as we could! Anyway, I am procrastinating. I haven't packed one thing yet! I am so glad I get to see my ADORABLE and SWEET nephew and niece, Logan and Lauren! They really are gems! They will be staying with their JJ and KK until Thursday. I always like Camden but you know, I LOVE Bentonville! Camden and Bentonville are just SO different! Don't some of ya'll agree? So I will miss home and miss Russell so much but I'll also spend time with my Mama and Daddy! Thursday I have 2 big Mary Kay parties up so it'll be fun doing that! I will also see some of Russell's family! Well I am rambling. I don't really have a lot to post about. So have a great rest of the week, ya'll!
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