Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I love my friends

This last weekend was so great. Deb flew in to town with her adorable little girl Emily for a family reunion here in Nashville with her hubby and I can't tell you how blessed I am that I was able to spend so much time with her. Her husband Erik was driving up from Alabama with his family, so I had Deb all to myself for lunch on Thursday and then when Erik arrived into town, he watched Emily, so Deb and I could go and be girly for the evening together :-) I have so missed shopping with my friends. Just to be able to take a deep breath and be myself was so refreshing. After I got off work, I drove her down Granny White to see some of Nashville's beautiful countryside and then we headed to Green Hills Mall - which is much like Bellevue Square back home. Except, sadly enough, we don't have a MAC store back home and I absolutely love the MAC store out here. After Deb got a makeover at MAC, we shopped for shoes (how those working out for ya deb? ;-) ) and browsed through one of my all time favorite stores...ZGallerie! To end a perfect evening we had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory.

Then on Sunday, Deb and Emily joined Jason and I for the afternoon. We did a mini celebrity tour for her and drove by Alan Jackson's house, "Sweetbriar" in Franklin. We drove her and Emily just about everywhere - through parks, down Music Row, by Vanderbilt & Belmont Universities, Starbucks in West End and of course we had to take them to an early dinner at the Loveless Cafe. I had the best time hanging out with her and her adorable daughter Emily.

As a matter of fact, I enjoyed myself so much, that after I said goodbye to Deb, I got really sad and quite homesick. It took me off guard when I realized just how much I need the friends in my life. I was down all Monday and most of Tuesday until I called Tina last night. After a few tears and comforting words, I got my fix and feel much more rejuvenated to keep pressing on in establishing relationships here in Nashville.

Jason is doing great with his writing. So well in fact that we couldn't keep up with paying for all the demos he needs to make. As a result, Jason got a part time job at a small cafe two days a week, 4 hours a day. It's just enough extra cash to pay for one or two more demos a month.

The hunt continues for a church. I appreciate all those who've been praying for us to find a home church. We have 3 in mind that we'll be checking out in the near future, and they sound hopeful, so keep praying! Having a home church would really help in the relationships department.

In three weeks mom & dad Keith will be coming into town to spend a week with us. I'm so excited to see them and hopefully I'll have Sherry show me how to use the antique sewing machine they bought me for my birthday. I've been dying to learn, but have been too afraid I'll break it. Then once I learn, I want to make a Pottery Barn style quilt.

Finally, I included a picture of that nasty bruise I had on my leg. Isn't it gross? Thankfully its gone, even though still a bit tender - but so much better!

That's all for now. One Tree Hill debuts tonight for Season 4 - yippee!!


Anonymous said...

So I am not much for leaving posts but this I must say so that anyone and everyone can hear it. Kim happens to be one of the most beautiful people I have ever been blessed to know. Not only is she gorgeous (Jason agrees :-)but her soft heart and desire to be in a right place with the Lord and those around her has always been, and will always be, an inspiration to me. Some day I hope I can grow up to be just like her ;-)Hang in there Girl! God's got so many who need to experience your beauty and be inspired by your heart! I love you -

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am glad you and Deb had such a great time together! I love her. She is good people. I love you Kimmy and I am sorry you have been home sick. I have been a different kind of home sick! hehe just kidding mom and dad. Anyway, sounds like you are quite an inspiration to Jasey poo! I am glad to hear things are going well. I love you both very much and will have to plan the next trip out to Nashville so we have something to look forward to!
Kristin Faith

Katrina Hope said...

Emily is so huge! Wow, I am glad you had such an awesome time...obviously you had told me about the fun...but you didn't mention the sad part to me before. :( I'm sorry Kimmy, if it helps you I have breakdowns about needing BOTH my sisters, (best friends). Whats encouraging to me though is that I know that even if I feel far away form you two for stages, it wont last long in the big picture. I LOVE YOU KIMMY- you are my big sis, I adore, admire, and miss like crazy! I started my Nashville fund tonight (right now), so far it only has about a dollar. :) but it will grow. Nighty, night....hey, we can watch One Tree Hill together!!!?? can't we?

Courtney said...

I'm glad you bruise healed. Looks nasty. I can't believe I missed OTH's premier but Australia is worth it. I wont be missing it tonight! I'm glad you had a wonderful trip. It was good to see you.