Friday, June 04, 2010

Faces and Places (part 6 if you're counting!)

Today we'll start out in Princeton, West Virginia, where we spent a brief weekend in April. This location happens to be a Mexican restaurant! Thanks Kevin and Sue for your hospitality! Next, we visited New Bern, North Carolina, where John's sister Leah lives. The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed lots of time outside, including along this lakeshore.
We couldn't pass up the opportunity to have some authentic North Carolina barbeque--tangy, vinegary, and YUMMY!
Hush puppies are pretty tasty, too! (And what IS Clara Anne doing there in the back?!)

The azaleas were in bloom and everywhere we went I meant to get pictures...finally the last morning we took some family shots in front of these beautiful blooms. The cousins had such fun together!
It was great to spend some time with Kyle and Leah again. Thanks for opening your home to us! We really had a great time!
And . . . several hours later, we arrived in Laurens, South Carolina to visit some who are near and dear to our hearts since they visited us in Asia last year. We had a great reunion meal together at a fun seafood restaurant.

Precious ladies. Not sure why Chloe wanted to be in the picture and then didn't smile! Also at this meal I learned that you are supposed to spread sweetened butter on hush puppies, that makes them even tastier. Yum and double yum!

Josh and Dianna lead the flock there in Laurens; it was so great to visit with them and their sweet boys. Josh had just returned from Lousiville and the Together for the Gospel conference that day, and to top it all off, it was his birthday! We sang and ate birthday cake before parting for the evening.
Still in Laurens, we reconnected with some friends that we met in 2007, now serving good to see you Eric and Courtney!

Dianna and me, the final evening. I wish we had had more time to spend together! At this point our friendship has to take place through cyberspace. But that's better than nothing! We're thankful for the time we got to spend in Laurens. So good to be with you all!


Groovers said...

awe, thanks so much for posting these. (Dianna will be SO excited she made the blog, as am I, haha)! We love the Winds & we're praying for you here in SC! keep us posted on your future.
Courtney for the Groovers :)

Corrigan family said...

I just checked in on you after not reading for a while, and my jaw dropped to see "Princeton, WV" at the top of the latest entry! I didn't even know that town existed until a month ago, but Tim has a job offer from Concord University and it is very likely that we will accept it once the formal offer letter arrives. Amazing to find out that there are friends-of-friends there!