Most of my days in Texas were spent relaxing with Danell and the girls. After nap time we would head outside and do this:
Meaning, Danell and I would sit in some chairs and chat and play on our phones while the girls played in the dirt.
Yes, that is a dirt moustache. But doesn't she look happy!
Clare only smiles for the camera when it is her idea. Trust me. I learned this from experience. Luckily, she likes to make faces for the camera!
She would often say, "Take a picture of this face."
I "played" Legos with the girls one day. My favorite part were all the pastel legos. Having only nephews, I had no idea there were "girl" legos. Lucky for me, "playing" legos turned into sitting on the floor while the girls played and Danell and I talked. And handing them the legos they were looking for. It was a pretty good system, and Lucy created this house out of our play time.
Lucy is quite the snuggler. Clare can be too, but Lucy would just crawl into my lap with no qualms. One night when she climbed into my lap, she said, "You're my favorite person in the house right now." About melted my heart! I spent a lot of time doing selfie photo shoots with the girls. I couldn't help myself. The following are just a sampling of one photo shoot.
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.