Friday, March 7, 2008

Aly's Visit, Harkins House, and a Snowy Dallas Day

We all were so thrilled to have our dear friend Aly visit from Cali a few weekends ago! After spending nearly a year in France, she moved back home to be closer with her family. We miss her so much...she is so fun and her liveliness is contagious! It was cool to have a little reunion, even though so many of us live within 5 minutes of each other. We saw Rachel's new niece Maggie and nephew Jack. At a year and a half, he's talking in complete sentences and repeating everything you say. Hilarious!! So much has changed in all of our lives, but it felt like we just picked up where we left off. We are dying for our crazy Aly to move back to her Dallas family!

I surprised the Harkins girls with a visit with Emily for a few days. My Dad's been out of town working so hard for the family (boohoo!) and my mom is super busy trying to study for comps (almost there mom!). Eli had a huge Finance test and needed some quiet, so all the stars were in line to go down to SA and help out. Fred came up to Dallas to have a guys weekend with poker, football, and more football. Emily absolutely adored the attention from her aunts Mary, Annie, and Teresa. Congratulations to Mary for receiving a $25000 service-based scholarship to UD next year! Annie's working extremely hard as an ACTS leader and as sophomore class president. Teresa just finished her basketball season, winning a huge trophy as champions. We had a great time and are looking forward to sharing a spring break in Bastrop. Eli was awarded a 5 day weekend for his exceedingly great job at the trade show, bringing in over 8000 potential clients!!

Dallas had a beautiful snowy day yesterday...I had never seen anything like it! I had no idea that it could snow 6" in Dallas in March! Phenomenal! Emily and I just sat by the window watching the cotton balls fall from the sky until Eli came home early and built us a fire. What a wonderful day:)

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