Last week, I went home for a couple days for a little break from the city. Even though I have lived in Texas for almost 10 years, I still consider Lake Charles, Louisiana my “home.” I often find it hard to believe that I have lived away from my parents for this long. This visit was not too unlike the others, but still great all the same. When I go home, I love to…
Get my haircut. This is usually one of the first things I do. I’ve struggled for years to find a good salon in Dallas and finally gave up. I sure hope Emily doesn’t mind, but I’ve decided that she is going to do my hair for the rest of my life. She is so wonderful and also the older sister to one of my good friends.
Eat. And eat and eat. From Casa (favorite Mexican), to crawfish, to my mom’s home cooking–it is guaranteed that I always leave LC feeling slightly obese.
Hang out with Aaron. My little brother is so kind as to almost always be able to make the drive to see me. He is growing up so fast and about to graduate from college. Seems like just yesterday when we would watch Friends (we know all the lines by heart), go swimming, and play cards all day. Speed or slap jack, anyone??
Catch up with Jenn and Kari (Emily’s little sis!). The three of us have not lived in the same city since 2001 (That’s 9th grade, people!), but I believe our friendship gets stronger as each year passes. Thank goodness for group texting. It’s how we keep each other in the loop.
This visit was very special, as we got to celebrate Kari’s engagement over martinis and even a baby daiquiri for me.
Go to Prien Lake Park. Even with the 210 bridge and chemical plants in the background, I think this park is beautiful. There is so much grass and sidewalk space…everything a girl wants for her and her pup.
Celebrate a birthday. You will quickly learn that birthdays (everyone’s birthday!) are very special to me. I am a firm believer in “birthday weeks.” Everyone deserves to feel special all the time, but especially around the time they were brought onto this earth! My mom’s turns a year older in April, but we celebrated early because we won’t all be together next month.
And there you have it—a typical LC visit.
Until next time…