As many of you know, Ben bought a house a year ago that needed a LOT of work. We had not started dating yet, but we did about four months later and, needless to say, the house got put on hold. Well, Pop, Ben's dad, came to town last week, and we all know that when Pop comes to town, things get done. We LOVE it when he comes ;). He painted a lot of the downstairs' trim and Ben and him put the first coat on the living room. THEN, Ross and Ben hung crown molding in the living room, entry way, and dining room on Saturday. I must say that I was very impressed as neither of them had ever done this on their own before AND they did all three rooms in 5 hours. Pretty rad! So, our rooms are now painted except for the breakfast nook and the entry way, however, they all need another coat except for the bedrooms and bathroom. Ben has also turned the upstairs into his study. He and Ben Hickey broke it in the other night with a couple of pipes, and the first-ever game of darts in the Williams's house. They had a GREAT time. With all of the house stuff going on, we haven't had much time for much more, although we have been incredibly busy. It's amazing how much we forget work over the holidays. I have to find all the pictures of the house before and after, but I will tomorrow (since State-employed workers are off tomorrow) and I will post them as soon as that happens. We love our house and would love for any of you to come and visit anytime. We have a spare bedroom, so whenever you would like to come, you're welcome!
We are also very excited about a great opportunity that we have starting in February. Walton Padelford, one of our elders, is going to start a Bible study on Romans, verse by verse, simply teaching the Word of God. We are so excited about this and about having everyone in our home for soup and study at the Williams'.
Also, many of you have asked about Petey. He is doing excellent and his personality is really starting to shine through. He's becoming a lot more energetic (although not as crazy as gunther) and a lot more fun. His vet says he's growing as he should (he's doubling in weight every time we go to the vet!) and everything is going great. Here's a picture of him...(look up). We hope all is going well with everyone. Come see us anytime...you're always welcome. Love you guys!