Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Aunt Linnie's House

Linsey's birthday was Thursday, so mom, Blair and I went up to her house for the weekend. They live on the prettiest farm in the mountains. They got married on their property just a year ago.

We didn't do a whole lot while we were there, but it was fun just being together and enjoying Blair. In the two nights we spent there, we did make two whole churns of ice cream -- big ones, too! When I was growing up, my family made about two churns of peach ice cream a week during the summer. They still make a lot, but I don't know if it's that much! If you like ice cream like we do, you might enjoy a White Mountain ice cream freezer. We have used a White Mountain freezer since I can remember. They last a really long time (mom still uses her original) and work really well. Amazon usually puts them on super sale at Christmas, and the 6 quart is usually cheaper than the 4 quart for some reason. I gave Brad one for a wedding gift, and we love ours as well.

One little piece of excitement -- or just a typical thing that would happen in my presence -- we were sitting in the parking lot of a shopping center, and Linsey spotted a little mouse running for its life through the parking lot. It was the middle of the day and probably 98 degrees. The mouse ran and ran but couldn't find anywhere to hide. It ended up corner of the building between two stores.

Like always, Linsey and mom took over many of the daily Blair duties (with my help). When I get back home after being with them, I miss Blair even though I've been with her the whole time. I love feeding her and bathing her and such, but I'm glad to let them do it when they have the chance.

Happy bath girl.

Blair met Ben's family. All she wanted to do was kiss Ben's new niece. Blair flapped her arms in excitement when they met.

Going in for the smooch.

Little Miss Observant looking fascinated.