Well, spring break has come and gone, and now I'm sitting here with a bunch of wonderful memories just bursting to get out! First of all...meet my mama and daddy:
Aren't they precious? Just to clarify--mama is on the right. Daddy is on the left. Right now, he's probably looking at the bill and saying to himself, "Good Lord, did I really have to go and have all these children?"
Now, meet my oldest sister, Regina. We were having a contest to see who had the most chins. I'm pretty sure I won this one. Pretty impressive, huh?
Easter morning came and we all had to get up in our hotel rooms and get all doodied up for Easter Sunday ("doodied up" means getting pretty). I had the usual job of doing Klara's hair. That is QUITE a job because Klara is a drama queen. Because I didn't feel like having the front desk call our hotel room and ask why a child was screaming, I went extra gentle that morning.
Here are my three oldest girls all dressed and ready to go. I gave birth to the two on the sides. The one in the middle is Courtney (although we have begun spelling her name with the obligatory "K" since she's practically a member of the family). Kourtney started as a friend, but hangs around so much that we have unofficially adopted her.
Here we are in the elevator going down to the lobby. Man! Those places can get cramped. Of course, not every family has to fit ten people inside!!
We went to the Vineyard church with my brother and his family. Their worship was so ALIVE! I loved it. You could just feel the spirit in that place. Great people! When we go back to Augusta, GA, I'm definitely going to visit again. By the way, check out Karis' face. He always does this when we are trying to take a serious family picture. The only time he makes a nice smile is when someone takes our picture and says, "Okay, now let's all make a funny face!" He's such a rebel!!
After church, we all met at Mama and Daddy's house for a big, fat Easter dinner. By the way, you call lunch "dinner" and dinner" supper in the south...just clarifying. Daddy was getting ready to pray and we had a ton of people there. This picture just shows a small amount of the crowd.
Your typical southern delights...lots of cheesey food and a Cheerwine to top it all off! Now that's what I'M talking about! One thing that strikes me funny about this picture is that there is a DIET Cheerwine to accompany the 2000 calorie meal...
And don't forget...the famous "children's" table. No matter how old I get, for some reason I ALWAYS find myself at this table while the grownups eat at the nice dinner table. I think it has something to do with maturity level.
Then, of course, after dinner we had an Easter egg hunt!!
The next day, we made a trip to Furman University in Greenville, SC. It's mine and Blair's alma mater. It's also where Kelsey is going to be headed in the fall! Good Golly, I'm so not ready for this...
It looks like this person either had a hard time parking their bike or they wound up in traction (or both!).
Furman University has the prettiest rose garden you've ever seen. It's absolutely gorgeous! If Blair and I had not been dead set on getting married in my small, country church... Wait...let me state that again...If my mama and daddy had not been so dead set on us getting married in my small, country church, we would have gotten married right here. Who knows...maybe we'll renew our vows here. After all, this is where it all began.
When they are trimming the rose bushes, you can luck out and pick up one of them. Check it out! Isn't it pretty? And it just so happens to be purple (Furman's color!).
And there she is...our future Furman paladin.
Hopy you mamas enjoyed a little review of our spring break! I love you all so much!!!