This past weekend was busy indeed.  We got a little muddy (more on that tomorrow :) ), traveled to a wedding, and then reunited with the twins in Troy. One of Raleigh's fraternity brothers, Daniel, got married this past weekend in Monroeville, Alabama.  We have heard about Monroeville since the day we first met Daniel that freshman summer so long ago but this was our first time experiencing this small, southern town.  Y'all, I have had some good fried food over the years, but the fried chicken and catfish and their reception was OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD good.  And, they had bacon-wrapped mini sausages....oh, man did I wish I had gotten more than one.

We had a great time catching up with some old friends and I made a new friend with a fraternity brothers' wife.  I'm glad that we got the night off to go out of town :)

The next morning, we headed to Troy to meet Raleigh's parents and the girls.

We decided to eat lunch at the university dining hall.  You see, the dining hall was one of the very first buildings that Raleigh designed with his architecture firm.  We hadn't had a chance to visit it since it was built so it was fun having Raleigh show us all of the inside details into what makes this building so great.

The food was yummy too!  Of course, we had to get ice cream for dessert....

And run off all that sugar before heading home....

I've mentioned Raleigh's crazy-good design skills plenty of times on this blog, but I can't help but show y'all another website he just designed.  It is for his firm and I think he did a fantastic job of making the site look friendly yet professional. I'm so proud of him.

In case any of you were wondering, I am THIS close to being finished with the twins' Easter dresses.  All I've got left is attaching the slip.  That might not seem like much, but at the rate that I am going I will probably finish them by midnight on Saturday.  Thank goodness for Army Wives, Downton Abbey, and Gossip Girl....without these shows I would not have the energy to keep pulling thread through teeny-tiny entredeau holes every night for the past four months.  I can't wait to show y'all the finished products!  These dresses have seriously been a labor of love.  I adore the way they look but my hands are begging me not to take on another major project like this for a while.  I know it will be worth it because we are having their two year old portraits made in these dresses (so excited that I talked R into this!) and they will wear them for several weddings this summer BUT's a lot of work.

Okay, guess I better quit rambling and head back downstairs...I need to know if Denise and Frank seriously get divorced and if Blair and Chuck actually start dating (no spoilers! :)).

Till next time, let your light shine!

Blessings, christen

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