Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It's been a couple weeks...

Since my last post...just been busy living. :o) A couple weekends ago, my step-sister Lindsey came up to spend the weekend with us again.   She got in on Thursday night and met me for lunch on Friday.  Nothing says TGIF like good company and good Mexican food for lunch!  Friday evening we decided to take Ashlyn and Lindsey to their first ever University of Alabama Gymnastics meet.  We picked a great one too!  It was the annual "Pink Meet"!  I love that we support the Fight Against Breast Cancer! Click Here to see some great pictures of the meet!  Fireworks inside the coliseum and all!  David caught a t-shirt for Lindsey that they shot out of a potato gun!  Ashlyn danced until she dropped!  Saturday, I packed up the little one for a trip to Mimi and Papaw's house while Lindsey and my friend Stephanie and I headed a little further east to Atlanta, Georgia to view "Bodies-The Exhibition". I know there was quite a bit of controversy surrounding these exhibits, but I don't want to get into that.  Lindsey got extra credit for her science class to go and Stephanie is in her third year of Nursing school - and I've always been interested in the body and how it works (or doesn't sometimes). We all thought it was a very interesting exhibit and learned quite a bit. The drive went by so fast thanks to our big mouths (me and Stephanie that is)! We saw the Ikea store on the way out of town and I'm determined to go back soon to visit it!  I can't believe I didn't get a single picture during the whole trip - but I had such a fun time on our "Girl's Road Trip"!
Sunday of that weekend, Mary had their whole family over for Sunday "Lupper" (as my Granny calls it - kind of like brunch only it's lunch and supper).  It was wild having all the babies together!  I FINALLY got to hold Ashlyn's sweet baby twin cousins!  Of course, I fell instantly in LOVE!  Ashlyn is growing up so fast and this was yet another opportunity to see just how much she has grown.

 She loves cousin Ella - she also loves to give kisses!

 Missing one cousin in this picture - well you can actually see the back of his head in the corner...
 My Goofies having a chuckle!
Some of my happiest childhood memories were spent with my cousins!  Having a lot of cousins, to me - is like having all the good parts of having a lot of brothers and sisters (like having built-in friends) - but none of the bad parts (like having to share a bathroom with a million people)!
True to form...we packed all the fun we could into one weekend, so we needed a weekend to recover.  LOL!  This past weekend we took it easy - David went fishing with his brother and me and Ashlyn did a little housework and shopping.  We met David and Joe for lunch at the most yummiest taco joint in Tuscaloosa (Taco Casa for all you non-natives who were wondering).  Sunday we went to Lowe's to buy some flowers for the front plant beds.  Spring is JUST AROUND THE CORNER...and so is SPRING BREAK!  8 work days and counting until Spring Break!!!

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