Monday, April 14, 2008

Hooray for Spontaneity...






After working half a day on Saturday, Kam and I decided to be spontaneous and take a day trip to a smaller town in Mississippi. Kam and I packed up Ellison and drove an hour east to a town called Meridian. We stopped by a natural water fall (yes in Mississippi they have waterfalls...granted they are only about 50 feet high) that used to power a gristmill. We stayed there for a few minutes taking pictures and letting Ellie put her feet in the water. We then ventured out and found an old general store that has been in operation since the 1860's. In Meridian there is a section of town that houses an old carousel, we tried finding that, but didn't have any luck. We then went to the mall which was a very special treat. Ever since Sarah Jessica Parker announced her clothing line, I have wanted to shop at Steve and Barry's just to see what they have because I know the whole premise of the store is affordable clothing. Well, the closest store was in Louisiana and I knew that I may never get there. A couple of months ago, my sister in law and I were talking about the store and I decided to look again and found they have a store in Meridian!!! So, we stopped at the mall and I got a jean jacket from the Sarah Jessica Parker line for $9.64. Needless to say, I will be making another trip to Meridian when I have lost more weight.
On Sunday I got to conduct again because my counselors were out. One of my counselors was in Long Beach, CA attending AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association) conference, and the other home sick with her child. I was also down 2 of my teachers, so Kam and his mother saved the day by taking some of the kids. We also finally took a picture of Ellison in her Easter dress, complete with the headband sent by my sister, who loves to spoil Ellison (keep it up Christy)! I hope you all had a great weekend to, I can't wait to read about it in your posts!

13 comments:

Carr Family said...

Ellison is so cute. I loved your spontaneous adventure...I need to do more things like that. There are some many sites to see out here and little towns to visit. I have never heard of Steve and Berry's? You've inspired me, I'm looking it up on line and finding the nearest store near me. I'm all about finding cute cheap clothes. Keep up the good times!!!

Stucki Family said...

Sounds so fun! You look great. I love the picture of you and Ellison!

marcie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the new background... there is just something so sumptuios about brown and pretty much any hip color paired with it right now.

Anyway, your day trip sounded like a blast. I'm thinking picnic in the park coming up soon. Any takers?

Kory and Tiffini Howard Family said...

How lucky are you that Kam is willing to be spontanious!!! I tried to get Kory to do something like that on conference weekend, do you think I'll ever succeed! Probably not. We miss you guys!

Talea Torres Hollingshead said...

Looks like a lot of fun! That dress is adorable!

Carr Family said...

Late July/Early August...yep...we should be around and would love to see you guys!!

B, C, & D said...

Look at that Easter dress!! Too adorable!!

rach said...

Lisa- hey i've been surfin' tonight, and i've found so many of you senior eshelles...remember your lowly soph (rachel west) Your daughter is a doll, and what the heck are you doing in mississippi??? I though you lived in AF with my Pierce clan?

Alix Hart said...

Looks like you're having fun. It's so much fun living in a different place and experiencing new things. Your little girl is so sweet.

dani said...

Lisa I can't believe I have run onto your blog, don't be mad. I have ben thinking of you the past year and now I can hopefully stay in touch. Looks like life is great ...beautiful daughter etc.. Feel free to check out our little blog at daniljensen@yahoo.com
Dani Shaheen Jensen

Christy said...

Ellie looks so cute in her Easter dress! I'm glad the headband matched so well.

Chad & Heather said...

Now that is the old Kam and Lisa I know! Way to take a day trip! Ellie is so cute with her feet in the water - and you guys both look great! I want you guys to move back here soon. I have had enough of this seperation. Are you still coming in May?

Michelle and Adam said...

Hey there Lisa...

Your family is super cute! How fun it was to hear from you. I'm glad you are doing well. Sorry about your blood clot \"/ Ouch. Your in Mississippi... Wow. It is cool to see how spread out everyone is. Good luck with school. My husband is graduating from BYU/MBA Friday and we are off to Texas. Hope to keep in touch.
Michelle