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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

While I Was Home: Lafayette

So, I am getting behind myself here, unfortunately. So much has happened, and I really want to write about it, but I also really wanted to write about my whole trip home. And I just keep having so much trouble finding time to write.

So first - Lafayette. On Saturday, Mom and I decided to go down to Lafayette. Donald has moved there for school, and since Russell was in Baton Rouge, he and Miranda were going to be able to meet up with us there. And of course Aunt Debbie lives there, so we were hoping to be able to see her as well.
We met up with Russell, Donald, Miranda, and Missi for lunch - a sushi restaurant. For some reason, the WHOLE family seems to just adore sushi, with the exception of me. Which is weird, because I'm the one who LOVES Japan. It was sooooo good to see everyone! And it was great to get to spend some time with my mother in the car on the way there and back.

Living in France, we hardly ever get to see each other, and I pretty much only get to talk to her while she is at work because of the time difference. I miss her! :-)
At the sushi restaurant, the brothers, of course, decided to eat baby octopus:

It was really the most disgusting thing ever, as you can see from the picture. I really don't know how they did it.
But oh, they did.


Maybe I am wrong, but I really think that Russell enjoyed it more than Donald.

Aunt Debbie came and joined us at the restaurant for a bit, and it was good to see her. Afterwards, we went to see Donald's new apartment, which was awesome. It seems like he is doing SO well, and I was so glad to see it. He put on awesome music (some Operation Ivy, oh yeah!), and the apartment was covered with posters of Bob Marley. We talked about Russell and Miranda's potential move to North Carolina and looked at houses that they were going to be looking at. Apparently they have now found a house, but I actually have no idea where it is. As in North Carolina or Louisiana or some other state. Hmmmm. . .

So after the apartment, Russell and Miranda went back to Baton Rouge, and Missi, Mom, and I went to Target, and I found seasons 4 and 5 of Smallville on mega sale. Happiness. I also discovered that they are rereleading L.J. Smith's the Secret Circle. More happiness.

Anyhow, great times were had, and it was fantastic to see Mom and the brothers. And now, it is Guillaume's birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GUILLAUME!!!!), and there is celebrating to be done.

3 things said:

Kristen said...

1. I do not like sushi either
2. I love that picture of mom
3. I am so jealous that you saw Donald's apt.
4. Happy Birthday Guillaume!!!
5. I miss you...let's talk soon!

mom said...

The house is in Asheville, NC. That is where Mate and Bob live. They have been a tremendous help to Russell and Miranda in finding a house.

I loved our time together! Since Kristen doesn't like sushi either, the next time the three of us are here at the same time we will do Greek. How does that sound?

I miss you!

Spiggy said...

Your mom looks fantastic!