This is Chad's Aunt Angie, Uncle Tim and cousin Ben from Michigan. They were on their way back from Colorado, so they decided to stop in and see us for a short while and we're really glad they did! They are such a great family and we had a good time with them, although it was way too short!
Seeing them made me miss their daughter, Betsy, who is now living in Paris. I actually live vicariously through her on her blog, Qu'est-ce que c'est? (which means "what's that?") For those of you who don't know, I was a French teacher before being a stay-at-home mom and yearn to go back to France someday. Betsy is an "au pair" (or nanny) for a family in Paris, which would be my dream job if I were single. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I want to be single again, I LOVE being married to Chad and being a mommy. I'm just saying that if I never would've met Chad (which I'm EXTREMELY glad that I did), being a nanny in Paris would be awesome.
Of course, thinking of Betsy also made me remember the fun times we had at Mardi Gras back in 2003. I don't know how many times we were mistaken for sisters. I'll take that as a complement. Chad's parents live outside New Orleans, and one year Chad's spring break was the same week as Mardi Gras, so we got to "Laissez les bons temps rouler!" Enjoy these old Mardi Gras photos! (Hope you don't mind, Betsy! Even if you do, it's too late now... I don't know how to delete pictures...)
And no, I promise you that we did NOTHING immoral to get these beads! I guess we're just so stinkin' cool that they couldn't help but throw them to us. :)
Chad's brother Mark came down too. And Chad's dad even got into the fun by dressing all crazy. (He had his heart boxers on over his pants)... I'm sure he'll love knowing I put this on the internet for the whole world to see.