Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Family Filled Week.

My Mom's Aunts, Uncle and Cousin came down from Montana and Arkansas this week to visit. Yesterday we all got together at my Aunt Cathy and Uncle Donald's house. And guess who else was able to make it... Chelsea and Elijah!
It was so great to see my Great Aunt, Sue, my second cousin, Ann and my Great Uncle and Aunt, John and Arkie. I hadn't seen any of them since I was a kid. I had a wonderful time visiting with them and hearing them talk about their sister (my Grandma - my Mom's Mom) who unfortunately passed away when my Mom was a child. I love hearing stories about her and how she had a beautiful singing voice. They also kept saying how much I look like her, which is a huge compliment! I really like that they thought that about me.

My Step-Dad purchased live blue crab to cook for everyone.
And after the poor things were murdered...
...they were enjoyed with butter. I couldn't bring myself to tear into those but I did try one piece and I have to say it was delicious! After the crab we enjoyed some Frogmore Stew (which doesn't contain frog). There was shrimp, corn, potatoes and sausage along with a yummy side of grilled veggies!
All of this food was just so good!

The kids played in the pool again, as always!
As I mentioned in the beginning, Chelsea and Eli visited from North Carolina! I was so excited to see them. Elijah is almost six months old already; I can't believe it! He is getting so big.
He is now looking around a ton and is really interested in everyhing that is going on around him. It was so fun to hold and play with him.
I am such a proud Aunt of this sweet little boy!
 Even though sometimes he gives me looks like this.

It was great to have my sister back in Florida and spend time with her.

We were able to get a great picture of my immediate family!

In addition to my family visiting, Nick's parents also got into town yesterday! So after I left Aunt Cathy and Uncle Donald's house, I went home to visit with my in laws. Last night they taught me how to play Euchre. I really enjoy it! It's a fun card game and we have already played more this afternoon. Bob and Barb will be here until next Sunday. Wednesday we are going down to Bonita Springs, Florida to stay on the beach and see Barb's Dad and Brother and Family. We've been doing this vacation with them now for three years and I look forward to it every time! We all have ton of fun together and I am really excited to get to spend more time with family.

I was supposed to have a riding lesson today but we had some nasty - tornado like - weather come through and had to cancel it. So now we are just hanging out at the house and watching March Madness games. Going to make Chicken Alfredo tonight for dinner! I will have Turkey Meatloaf and Banana Bread recipes coming to you soon! I hope you all are having a great weekend and enjoying your Sunday!


  1. What an adorable baby! I do feel bad about killing anything but I have to admit, I grew up eating crab legs and I really enjoyed them. Glad you had a good time with your family!

    1. Thanks Sarah! I love crab legs too! I think maybe it was just seeing them alive before and then it was the whole crab cooked not just the legs that got to sure tasted good though. :)