March (or When Winter Finally Comes to Mississippi)

It’s springtime in Mississippi! The sun is shining, the birds are singing–oh, wait, that’s not right at all! It was freezing in March. And rainy. And a teeny bit snowy. And like Grumpy Cat, this is how I feel about the weather around here.

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We still had an awesome month. We went to Memphis to hang out with the Stricklands and had a great time. The boys played golf, the girls drank sangria, and the kids played with the neighbors in the back yard.


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The first Monday of spring break, while David was camping with his grandparents, Stuart and I went to Memphis. Stu had a business meeting, so I got to lay around in the hotel, read, nap, eat sushi, and spend two uninterrupted hours in a bookstore. It was bliss.

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We met the elder Seamans at Grenada Lake the last weekend of spring break. It was our first camping trip of 2013 and the weather was exceptional. Mild (though super windy) during the day, and fairly chilly at night; we even got a little sunburned!

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I finally mastered the art of the granny square. Starting in the center was really confusing to me at first, but once I got the hang of it, I turned into a mad woman!

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I also had the honor of watching my dear friend, Claire, speak at a panel on gender studies at the Isom Center. She was brilliant (and she’s also now a doctor)!

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The district pinewood derby was in March. David did a great job. He placed 10th and qualified for the council race in Tupelo in May.

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David got to sleep over at a friend’s house. They stayed up super late, and he was like a zombie the next day. Once we got home from the derby and grocery shopping, he napped for the first time in like 4 years.

IMG_4924[1]However, he did have an earlier than usual bedtime once.  We were watching American Idol at some point this month, and Dave fell asleep in the chair with me. Then Squeaky fell asleep on top of David. Adorbs.

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We had our annual crawfish boil last weekend. There were lots of libations and even more crawfish. We had a great day hanging out with friends.

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We rounded out the month with an awesome Easter. David got to spend the weekend with his Grandma, Aunt Connie, and Aunt Louie. They went to see The Croods and hunted eggs at Bellvue. He racked up on Easter goodies; the Bunny visited both Grandma’s house AND ours.

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And now, your fun animal photos.

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