Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Blankenship Family

Yesterday was a great day. We met up with Jeffrey, Rebecca, Madelyn and Andrea Blankenship for short visit. It was so good to see them!

As many of you know, Rebecca is the daughter of Bro. Larry and Sis. Rosemary Landress, our dear missionary friends. Bro. Jeffrey and Sis. Rebecca are also missionaries to Mexico. We are so glad for the way God is using them! Please keep them and all missionaries in your prayers!

Part of being in the ministry is not getting to be with friends as often as you would like. Rebecca and I have been friends for years and it seems that we never see each other enough. I first remember her when I was 4 years old. We have had some grand times together over the last 21 years! I am so thankful for her friendship!!

I am also thankful for the family God has given Rebecca. She picked up Jeffrey along they way and he is now a great friend of ours also! God has given them Madelyn and Andrea and they are precious girls. I love them so much!

Andrea is named after me, we call her "Little Odie". You all know my name "Odie" came from me crawling around with my tongue hanging out. Well, Andrea has her tongue out alot too!! She really is a "Little Odie". LOL

Here is a funnny story. Recently Madelyn told her parents that she knew Odie and Andrea's real names. She said Odie's real name is "Little Andrea" and Andrea's real name is "Little Odie". Poor Maddie, we'll have her completely confused befor it's over.

We had a wonderful time catching up with our friends! We are so thankful That Jeffery and Rebecca let us know they were passing through. We had a delicious meal at Olive Garden with them as well! I forgot to take food pics but I love Olive Garden's
soup, salad and bread sticks. I need a refill right now. If you ever eat at Olive Garden in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Sarah is a great server! She took really good care of us!

Here are pics from our visit.



Rebecca, Jeffrey, Odie, Andrea & Madelyn

Odie and Little Odie - Madelyn was trying to push us



  1. The girls are beautiful! Madelyn is getting so big. Glad ya'll had a great time. Miss ya all so much and can't wait to see Odie in a few days!!!

  2. Oh, so you were actually named after the dog in Garfield? I have to ask whether that's your official birth name or just a nickname. :)

  3. Yankeegospelgirl,
    My given name is Andrea. Odie does come from Garfield, and its been my nickname since I was 2. Everyone gets a kick out of my name. Its a great conversation piece! LOL



Because of an enormous amount of spam all comments will require word verification and will be moderated. They may not be visible for a few minutes. We love it when you participate in the conversation. Thanks for leaving a comment!