We had such a lovely weekend; I hated for it to end! I’ve been feeling quite down lately (as I’m wont to do), and three days of blissful family and friend-time has made things look a bit more rosy.

Our friend Sherry visited us for her birthday, so we spent Saturday night and Sunday celebrating, which was lovely.

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During Sherry’s birthday lunch, Cora got a bit fussy. Chris took her for a walk and she actually went to sleep. On someone other than Mama!!! Amazing.

Yesterday we decided to pack a picnic and head to the Piedmont Park splash pad.

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We weren’t sure how the splash pad would work, as Cora isn’t walking yet, but she had SO. MUCH. FUN.

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Definitely going to spend some more time there this summer!

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Bebe turned 11 months yesterday and took her first steps! Oh my goodness, she’s growing up so fast. My tiny!

She’s been having a ball lately (as usual). We’ve been going back and forth between my sister’s in Atlanta and my mom’s in Birmingham. But we’re about to have a home again — we move into our rental house next week! So ready to ditch the suitcases, let me tell you. Though it has been really nice to have so much family time.

Some pics from our day-to-day:

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I WILL get over your makeshift stair gate, Mama!

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We went to DoDahDay, a fun day out in Birmingham where you bring your pup. Was a good time.

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(You might think we’re still in London by the dog over Cora’s shoulder. Then you see the sunshine and realize you are mistaken.)

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Thanks for helping me unpack, Squish.

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Mama, I am tired because I no longer believe in my naps.

Chugging along

May 16, 2012

Cora and I are spending time with family in Birmingham. She loves being with her Mimi! Nothing too exciting to report, so pic spam time!

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Despite being so happy to be home, and so happy to be with family and friends here, I’m really missing our wonderful friends in London. For more than six years, our friends were our family, and now that it’s been a month, the reality of not seeing them very often is starting to sink in. Of course, we’ve been keeping in touch with emails, Facebook, and texting (hello, WhatsApp!), but it’s not the same as sitting around in a pub being silly.

On our last day in London, it was unseasonably warm and sunny, and our friend Cornel introduced us to an amazing roof-top bar overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral. Some of our friendlies were able to join us there for final send-offs (and quite a few tears).

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Miss y’all so much!

We also had a lovely leaving do the weekend before, but we were having so much fun that we neglected to take many pics! Will be back with the ones we did take when I can locate my camera. Whoopsie.

*thanks for the pics, Dee Hewitt!!! Thief!