Monday, September 26, 2011

Wonderful Whirlwind Weekend in Westminster

Once upon a time there was a girl from Westminster, Maryland who married a boy from Westminster, Maryland.

Although a special story for that boy and girl, that isn't a fundamentally surprising tale.  The weird part is that, 10 years after that boy and girl moved to Utah, their darling friends from Utah moved to Westminster, Maryland.  Seriously, like within 3 or 4 miles from both parents' houses.  It's really weird.  It's super cool because our parents have been able to love on our friends and be a huge blessing to them.  But it's still really weird.

Anyway, the darling friends just had twins and so we decided that we just had to go out and see the babies and their beautiful mom!  So Cindy flew from Portland and Laura and I came in from Salt Lake and we had a babytastic weekend in Westminster!

Jane and Andrew are adorable, Kristen looks fabulous and is really enjoying being a mama to four four-and-under, and it was such a joy to hang out with my sisters for a too-short weekend.

We had tea (and held babies), went shopping (and held babies), ate chocolate (and held babies), went on a tour of the sights from Jamie's childhood and adolescence (riveting, I'm sure), went to church at the Powells' new church (fabulous!), held babies, and had an all-around good time.

And, for the record, twins are a lot of work.  Hats off to all of you parents of twins out there!

Oh, and I also got to introduce the gals to the holiest of Maryland traditions - steamed blue crabs!  The end of September is a little late for crabs, but they were still pretty good, and it was so much fun to share the joys of blue crabs with Cindy since she's been so sweet to introduce me to dungeness!

Laura thought it would be fun to join us in our mini crab feast...

...but then she realized that picking crabs is really, seriously gross.  So then she opted for baby-holding with Kristen while Cindy and I merrily finished off our crabs.

I'm a little bit sorry that Laura didn't enjoy the crabs, but mostly not since it just means more for me!

Oh, and I even got to hang out for a couple of hours with Sarah, who was kind enough to transport me to the airport Sunday afternoon.

It was a wonderful whirlwind weekend in Westminster!


Mary said...

What a blessing -- so many blessings described in that post, actually! Really, really makes me miss my girlfriends. :( Must plan a trip of my own soon!

Jodi said...

Holy Cow - so I think it was you that I passed heading into Safeway! You were walking out through the in door with a big smile on your face, I was heading in with my Kaz kiddo! You might have noticed the dark-haired woman giving you an extra look : ) So glad you had a wonderful time!


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