The first weekend of April, I was able to get together with all the girl cousins for dinner and conversation! I love these nights. We formally arrange this about once a year. This year, all the cousins who live in Illinois were able to make it. A minor miracle with all of our busy schedules.
As some people were deciding that Facebook was stupid and they were going to delete their account, I was joining Facebook :). Story of my life--I succumb to technology just as it is becoming uncool or there is something newer and better coming along. Now, a few years later, there are times that I want to quit Facebook too. If I made a list of the top 5 time suckers for me, Facebook would definitely be on it. But I tell people all the time that it is totally worth it for me because it allows me to connect to these ladies in this picture in a way that I was never able to before Facebook. I have become more a part of their every day lives than I was ever able to. I may still only see them 1-3 times a year, but I get to daily see what is happening with them through pictures, status updates, and silly quotes that they find special or amusing. I get to discover their interests and hobbies. In some small way, I get to live life with them. Because of this, Facebook will always be worth the hassle.
But it is during these special times that I get to see them face to face. To find out wedding dates, hear fun kid stories, have someone discover that they know the "perfect man for me" after a statement about cheese curds, see fun shoes live and in person, get hugs and smiles, feel a connection, and find out that some people might have a slight addiction to all things lip balm related. And start an intervention. And laugh. And laugh. And cry because I'm laughing so hard.
I love you girls and am thankful that you are part of that fun, crazy group I call Family!
Let's see. I am in my thirties and single. I love spending time with my family, friends, reading, playing games, and spectating (but not playing) sports. I was born in Illinois, raised in Georgia, and went to graduate school in Texas. I now live back in Illinois. I work at an agency doing in-home therapy with kids and their families. I attend Bethany Baptist Church and work with AWANA, volunteer in the nursery, and am active in the Career class. My favorite drink is Dr. Pepper (I even like Dr. Pepper Jelly Bellies). Winter is my favorite time of year and in the winter I love to curl up with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate.