Thank you to good friends, Pete & Holly Hixson, Pastor Johnny & "First Lady" Janet Hunt, for the warm southern hospitality in Atlanta, GA this weekend! Mark and I took some friends, Grant and Micah Janik, with us to the suburbs of Atlanta, Marietta and Woodstock, for a fast and fun weekend.
We got in late on Friday night, so when I got up on Saturday morning at Pete and Holly's home, I crept downstairs where Hope and Addy (Pete and Holly's girls) were playing and asked if they remembered me. After a few nods "no," Hope started to the door in sheer excitement and said, "Where's Mark???" She was clearly glad to see him! They continued their tradition of tea time, since he taught her how to drink tea when she was about 3 years old...
We then went to visit some friends in Atlanta, Kyle and Heather Webb, and then to spend a few nights with Pastor Johnny and Janet. Since Janet was out of town, Pastor, Mark and I went to Stoney River...anyone ever heard of stone puppies? Neither here nor there...
On Sunday, we crammed in two Sunday morning services, one at Vinings Lake, where Pete is pastoring; the other at FBC Woodstock.
After a Sunday lunch with the fam, Mark and I did a BEAUTIFUL 5 mile run in Kennesaw Mountain--oh, the trees--now, why do I live in Texas?Sunday night, Pastor took us to my favorite Atlanta restaurant, Mary Mac's Tea Room! Of course, Mark and Hope shared another cup of tea together. (She announced he was her boyfriend, too...precious)
Sweet tea...good. Friendships...Priceless!