Wednesday, December 14, 2011

St Augustine & Little Baby Ross

After Thanksgiving, Mom, Coop, & I rode down to visit my sis, Minnette, her newborn, Ross, & her family. Coop did fantastic on the drive down & loved laughing & smiling at his cousins the whole week. It was great to spend time with everyone & enjoy living close to the beach. (that's one of the billion things I miss about living in Charleston) 

Let's see....some of the fun things we did were:
-shopped! finding $7 jeans that rock & fo Toms shoes for $10
-checked the Farmers Market
-walked on the beach
-ate LOADS of delicious food
-threw a Bday party for AveryEllen
-visited the kids at school
-LAUNDRY (always fun right?! ha!)
-walked around downtown St. Augustine
-watched AveryEllen receive an award at School
-made some yummy treats
-sang way too much
-& much much more

Here are some pictures from our adventures!
Drake & Beck LOVE Cooper!

Cooper looking monsterous by his new little cousin Ross.

Coop & Uncle Mateo

The Lusk crew on the way to church.

AveryEllen received an award from her School.
She has character!

At the top of the St Augustine Light House!

Little Baby Ross. Ross Velt Lusk.

Drake always wanted to help & play with Coop.

Me, Coop, & the lighthouse!
Ross cracks me up in this pic!

After our journey to the top!
We had a blast all week long. Coop & I were sad to leave but were very excited to get back home with Kyle & Moose. We'd missed them dearly!

Friday, December 9, 2011

26 years & Thanksgiving

On Nov 21st I turned 26. That's right-26. Crazy. I remember when my sister was this age (she's 12 yrs older than me) so it's weird to think that I'm now this age.... Anywho! I have some pretty rocking friends. They know who they are & I am so grateful to have celebrated my birthday with them & some yummy cake. :) I don't know what I'd do without such amazing friends that make me laugh, listen to my ramblings, & make sure I'm still alive (Coop & I hibernate a lot).

Dad came in town for my Bday weekend. We had a good time. He took us all out for a dual birthday linner (lunch/dinner) since his bday was on the 13th. Kyle made me an amazingly delicious Sunday dinner after we went to see Gladys Knight & the Unified Voices 'revival.' (Btw it was such an awesome experience to hear & see Sis. Knight. She is so inspiring & her's so hard for me to put into words how it made me feel but it was wonderful!!)

My Birthday Cookies!
(excuse the roughness. my actual birthday wasn't the best of days)

Thanksgiving 2011 will go down as the day I ate way more than I should! Wait... that's everyday.... ha! This year for Thanksgiving we went to Hartsville & ate 2 HUGE dinners in the span of 3 hours. It was so incredibly delicious & disgusting. I hope we don't have to experience that again because I'm not the best at saying no to food-especially the comfort food that we don't get much of. We had a great time with family. We did a little Black Friday shopping (it's getting to be a little too intense for my liking). Kyle enjoyed some man time with his Dad & brothers. We saw some friends. Did I mention we ate some food? ;)

Coop loves his Auntie Jen!

Meeting Auntie Caye for the first time.
I'm pretty sure he's in love. :)

We promise he loves you Auntie Jilli!
Happy Thanksgiving!