It was great to see my bro, sis-in-law, and niece. I don't get to see them nearly often enough. My niece is growing up so fast. She is only one inch shorter than me and her feet are two sizes bigger (we could practically share clothes....or shoes, which I do like to steal). She is 13 and
really boy crazy (sigh, to be 13 again.... ) but she is so beautiful, strong-willed, confident, and empathic to others. Traits you rarely see in thirteen year olds but good ones because I know no one's gonna knock her down. She rocks.
One of her favorite activities during our visit was to get my dad to try to read her text messages (she is a text message queen these days) which were filled with "lingo" like lol, g2g, lylas, ttyl, anywhere, anyhow, anyway (i don't even get that one) I have to admit it was pretty hilarious. We also had lots of fun riding her horse, giving each other *nearly* professional manicures, and playing Mario*Kart (best video game EVER. by the way) It was very fun and went by too quick.
Anyway, this was just a quick update to praise my niece. Love you lots Shelby, don't grow up too fast!! Expect a full recap of the trip with pics coming soon!! I am going to try to not neglect my blog or yours in the coming days. Just still a bit exhausted from travel though!
PS The weather was absolutely gorgeous this weekend. Love it!