Monday, March 12, 2012

The Last Few Weeks

On February 29th, Jim and I celebrated my dear friend Meagan's birthday with her and her husband. Happy 7th (or 28th)!

Meagan picked Smoke on Cherry Street. Have you been there yet, Tulsa friends? If not, you should. (Jim said it was the best meal he's had in Tulsa.)

I hope you have a friend that has known you since you did things like pick your nose and wipe it on your sister. 

As toddlers, we were tight. So close in fact, that when we entered preschool, I sat Meagan down and told her we needed to branch out. 

Little Chelsi declared that we could only be friends at church and after school. It was necessary for our social development.  Little Meagan made new friends, while Little Chelsi played by herself everyday. True story.

I told her the truth about Santa.

And of course I had to warn her about getting pregnant... once I figured out that it happened when a boy opened his mouth when he kissed you.

We are friends today because she loves me enough to forgive my occasional episodes of know-it-all-smarty-pantsness.

I could go on and on about my Meags, but since this post is supposed to be about the past few weeks...

My brother left for Africa on February 21st and returned this past Thursday.

Photo stolen from his facebook page
(I wrote about the purpose of his trip here.)

While he was gone, Jim and I spent a lot of time at his house.

I fell in love with a one-eyed cat named Mr. Suzy.

Jim trained Baxter to heel, go on walks, and not bolt through the gate at every opportunity. 

Mr. Suzy, on the other hand, will not be told what to do.  

He does as he wishes, which usually includes nuzzling against your leg and purring. 

We went to Disney World for a few days, and I only took this one picture. 

The baking I've done since then has not been pretty...

Sweet Strawberry Pie in a Jar or Halloween Horror?
Wonky Crust
but it tasted just fine. 

As I look back on the past few weeks, I'm thankful for time spent with loved ones, good (tasting) food, and my brother's safe return. 

Talk to you again soon!

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