well i haven't posted lately...there isn't much exciting going on right now. we are really just trying to wrap everything up here in oxford (which is a sad thought). we have had dinners or lunches with several families we love. we had a cookout a couple of weeks ago with the fortners. i got to babysit this family at least once or twice a week for about a year and a half...and we absolutely love them! they're children are so special to me. noah is very inqusitive and very serious. jacq is a cuddle bunny. owen is hilarious. he has been especially fun to babysit...he wasn't even walking when i started babysitting him, and now he is three, full of personality.
we also had dinner at yocona river inn with the leslies. we have only recently gotten to know them...and by recent i guess i mean fall of 07. they are really fun. bech and i really like the way they live, the way they enjoy things. plus yocona river inn is AMAZING. it is one of those restaurants that makes the south the south. its in a small little town right outside of oxford, in a semi rundown house...a total hole in the wall. the food is ridiculously good! plus its a brown bag restaurant, which totally adds to its hole in the wall charm.
we are going to the melting pot on thursday with jason and danica. danica and i have been planning this dinner since the beginning of this semester, so i am very excited. jason and i were babies together, and good friends in high school, and i have always known danica...but it was really this past year in which i got to know her really well. we have had so much fun at curves, playing pop 5, watching project runway, and discussing gossip girl...i am going to miss the boyds a ton.
this past weekend we went home to jackson for bech's little brothers high school graduation. we had dan and ann over for dinner on saturday night and had lots of fun. we also walked around the new shopping center, renaissance, in ridgeland/madison...its so nice. i felt like i was in seaside or destin while walking around.
we have to be out of our little rental house by may 31st. then we will live in my sisters condo until june 6th. then we are off the gulf shores for a week at the beach with my family (cousins and everything...which means we are going to be building some amazing sand castles! my uncle mike, uncle bob, and papa always build amazing things out of the sand). then we will rotate between living in brookhaven at my parents house or living in jackson with bech's parents. that means that in the next week and a half, we need to pack up our little house, rent a moving truck, unpack all our stuff in a storage place in brookhaven. plus, as we are packing, we need to put aside what is going on the plane with us and put aside what we will wear and use for the 2 months before we leave.
on a total side note, i found this blog yesterday: www.audreycaroline.blogspot.com. i read it all and cried and cried yesterday. if you get really emotional, maybe its best you don't read it. but it is the incredible story of a baby girl and her family. i am so amazed by the mothers attitude. i can't imagine having a baby, only to lose it 2 hours later. i also can't imagine carrying a baby for half a pregnancy, knowing that the baby probably wouldn't live much longer than it did. its a really sad but really encouraging story, and i have fallen in love with the family.