Sunday, October 12, 2008

"You could bring your instruments..."

Allison and Randy Fuller came to visit us this weekend. Randy, being the wonderful husband that he is, surprised Al with a trip to Austin for her 26th B-day. I have to say, I have never been someone's birthday present before, and I felt so honored! The weekend was filled with good conversations, good food, and LOTS of laughter. We talked, went shopping, watched the OU game, ate at our favorite Austin restaurants (The Omlettry, Frank and Angies, Santa Rita), had table-top smores at Halceon, jammed on the guitar and piano (well, at least Randy did), and worshipped at Austin Stone Church. I told Allison that I felt like it was my birthday because I had so much fun. It's not very often that you find a friend who finds joy in all of the same things as you! As my mom told Allison, we are "heart friends," and I couldn't agree more! I am so thankful for the Fullers; every time I am with them, I am encouraged and challenged in my faith. Thank you, Randy and Al, for your commitment to Christ; you are a wonderful example to me and Christian, and we are so thankful for your friendship. Thank you, also, for your appreciation of awkward comments. Christian and Randy deserve some kind of special award for marrying me and Allison! God has blessed me and Christian with wonderful friends, and I look forward to many more memories with the Fullers!