God has been so good to Tim and me. It has been very hard living away from all of our family. But since we live in such an awesome place our families just keep coming to us. Tim's brother Steve Decker and his wife Amanda brought their beautiful daughter Katie to visit for a weekend. It was wonderful to see them after several months. While they were here we were able to do many different things. We went to the Historical Fort Macon, out to dinner at a wonderful seafood restaurant (they have the best chicken), and best of all to the beach. This was Katie's first experience playing in sand and swimming in the ocean. Even though she is only one she had a lot of fun. The worst part of the whole thing was that they had to leave. The weekend went by so fast. We're praying that they will come back to visit very soon.
My sister and brother-in-law, Scott and Amy Flowe, were expecting their first child at the end of September. I could not wait until the baby was born and praise the Lord, I didn't have to wait as long as I thought. She went into labor two weeks early. The delivery went very smoothly and Tim and I now have our first nephew. He was a very healthy baby at 7 pounds 5 ounces. My parents, David and Cheryl, are very proud. Daddy is already planning on taking Dekoda hunting and fishing. Momma just cannot stay away from Winston-Salem, NC now. I had the opportunity to spend a week with Scott, Amy, and Dekoda right after he was born. It was a wonderful week and I enjoyed spending time with Amy, but I also missed Tim very much and was glad to get home.
Tim's sister, Andrea, met us in Winston-Salem while I was visiting with my sister. We were able to go out to lunch with her and her adorable daughter Ella. She had grown up so much since the last time we saw her. We are blessed to have such wonderful nieces and a brand new nephew.