Friday, February 15, 2008

Mini-Break for the Family!

Andre and I packed up our little Altima, and took Cash on a road trip up to Cincinnati. Erin lives there with her husband, Kevin, and their little girl, Lucie. We hadn't had the chance to meet Lucie yet, nor had they met Cash. We planned a grand introduction.

I had been very, very excited about this trip. The last time we saw Erin and Kevin was when I was pregnant with Cash, almost two years ago. It seems crazy that someone I use to see every single day, hadn't been in my sight for so very long.

Erin and I have had a weird relationship in a way. We have definitely hurt each other in immature ways. Not necessarily meaning too, but doing it non the less. However, I feel like we have both grown up a lot in the last few years, and I have come to appreciate her friendship. There is a chemistry among the two of us, that doesn't present itself in many of my other friendships. We have the same sense of humor, like the same movies and music, and we just kind of "get" each other. It's just easy to be around her. We never sit in silence because we always have something to talk about. And we laugh. We laugh hard.

We went up on Friday afternoon, and returned Monday. We had a great time. We were able to spend some time with Kevin, Erin's husband, and get to know him a little better. He seems like a really cool guy, and I think he is good for Erin. They compliment each other very well. There was a trip to the Creation Museum and the yarn store. (You can see more pictures on my photoblog.) We had game night with Erin's brother, sister, and some friends. Loads of Wii playing, which left both me and Andre wanting more. More than anything, though, I just really enjoyed hanging out with an old friend. It was familiar and comforting, both are things that I have really been needing lately.

Cash and Lucie were introduced, and they seemed to like each other. Lucie is such a cutie! She keep her eyes on Cash the whole time, and Cash was extremely pleasant the whole weekend. No whining, he slept well, ate well, and just had fun. (He normally gets a little cranky on trips.)

All in all, it was a winner of a weekend. I wish they lived closer or lived here. I have this crazy feeling that Kevin wouldn't mind leaving KY, but I have my doubts about Erin. I would settle for a visit from them in a few months.
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