Yes, we are making a gum drop wreath! Sweet-sweet, indeed!
Thank you, Darby, Morgan and Paige!! Y'all are so sweet...even sweeter than these gum drops! ;) Oh, and I must share that Russell has already helped himself to at least one gum drop! It may be bare by Christmas!
Saturday night was also very fun and non-stop! Justin had invited about 5 families over to watch the SEC Championship football game. I kid you not, we had at least 25 people, from babies and children to teens and adults, in and out of the house throughout the evening!! Justin built a fire in their patio fire pit, while the guys 'set up shop' out there to watch the game and grill burgers and all kinds of meats, and we girlies stayed busy prepping appetizers and dinner in the kitchen and then visiting around a beautiful, warm fire inside the house! Justin and the guys took turns coming inside to make sure our indoor fire was burning hot throughout the night! Thank you, guys!!
Bed time came about 10:00, and I was completely exhausted after a perfect day! I LOVED 'my' room, the girls' playroom, which looked like this just last week! :) I'm looking forward to sleeping in this amazingly comfy sofa bed again! We're all hoping that Russell, Rhys and I can head back down to Dothan for a weekend visit this Spring! Yay!!!The next morning was Sunday, and the girls got all dressed up in their pretty little Christmas dresses for church! I asked them to 'pose' for me here! :) They're precious!Then, it was time for me to let them go on to church and for me to get back on the road! Justin was sweet to snap one final shot of me and my new God-given girlfriend and sister! And, yes, Erika! In response to your offer, I want to be y'all's triplet! ;) If you're MommaSissy, then, does that make me Aunt Shireen??? :) Hee hee!
In all seriousness and through a heart of pure thanksgiving, I praise the LORD for all the faith HE gave me and Darby in starting and developing our friendship online! I feel awkward telling people how we met because of the unfortunately negative conotation "online" friendships can carry. We've each prayed about our friendship, especially leading up to my traveling down to visit, and God has confirmed each step of the way that HE declared this friendship! I am so thankful, and Russell and I truly look forward to going back for a visit together and further exploring that which HE has in store for us with the Stickler's!
"Justin, Darby, Morgan, Paige and John Martin, I love you guys so much, and I thank you for letting me live life with you for a wonderful 24 hours!"