My mom and my sister went home.
They were in town this past week and left for home today. Living 10 hours away from your family is just...sad.
So when we are together, we soak it in, do the normal fun things we do, and make the best of it. Par for the course, the weather in Atlanta was deplorable, so we found ourselves indoors till yesterday, when we spent the day at the lake.
When they first arrived of course the gals were shy. But after the first hour of the gals being weird and trying to remember who everyone was, the air was soon filled with their calls for "Grandma" and "Rachel!"
So many books were read. Grandma's are good at that.
New tutu's were acquired. Grandma took part in the fun.
When Rachel and I were small there was the "Mummy Monster" and the "Bucking Bronco." Amelia gladly learned about the bronco and held on for dear life.
Rain = Puzzles. Of course only one piece was missing. Rachel showed her displeasure.
A trip to the local Mexican restaurant showed our gals exquisite dining skills.
We moseyed back into Dunwoody to visit one of my mom's friends, so of course we went to Wright's Gourmet and of course we ran into someone we know. This time it was a notorious substitute teacher named Mrs. Dimenstein. Oh man did she have a hatred for footsie under the table. She still haunts any Austin Elementary grad's dreams.
Finally the sun came out and we went to the lake. When we were kids my mom always took us to the Buford Dam Park, so it's pretty cool to come full circle and bring my gals here too.
There were so many tears today when my family left.
Of course we can't wait till we can see them again.