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Aunt Sharon's Visit

Aunt Sharon and her family came to visit her birthday weekend.  We were all very excited for her to come see our new house and have both of our families here together.  Of course, like any time I am excited I became very sick before they got here. We still went to the crawfish* festival and then had all of her friends over that evening for a party.  The kids destroyed my house pulling out every toy Gabby owned at least four or five times during the 5 hours of party.  Every parent took a turn cleaning up the tornado of children.  I kept insisting they just wait until the end, because inevitably the house was turned upside down with toys within 10 minutes of the cleaning.  Needless to say, the children had a wonderful time bouncing in the bounce house and playing with toys.  I think the adults had a wonderful time visiting too. It had been an extremely long time since Aunt Sharon had been to Houston.

I am so happy that Aunt Sharon, Uncle Lee, Emma, and Brody came to visit.  It was a wonderful whirlwind of a weekend (even though Sharon and I weren't feeling well).   I hope they will come visit more often.  

*I am aware this is the incorrect spelling of the word, but it's how you see it spelled all over Louisiana.  


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