Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Perfect Weekend

This past weekend, I got to have two of my favorite people ever stay in our home.  Alysha and Alexandria were two of my roommates (rooms-mate) at the Contemporary Music Center in Martha's Vineyard, and much to the surprise of all the cynical adults around us, we have remained in contact through letters, packages, and occasional visits.  See, they live in Ohio and go to school in Indiana, and I kind of just stay up in Michigan.  I drove down to visit them once in 2010 and again in 2011.  And they came up for our wedding in late 2011.  But it really needs to happen more often.  

Regardless, it was a perfect weekend, and I wanted to share it with all of you.

Alysha on the left, Alexandria on the right.

Oh yeah, did I mention they're twins? :)

They arrived on Friday, after which we pretty quickly headed out to hit up three local thrift stores in search of white things to tie-dye the next day.  We followed that up with homemade pizza and the movie Standing Ovation, which is incredibly terrible.  We loved it.

On Saturday, we tie-dyed some shirts, jeans, and pillowcases, then hit up some local garage sales.  We all got new wallets (50-cents each) in addition to some other great items.  We also spent part of the day at my cousin's open house, where Alysha was hit on by a 15-year-old DJ-wannabe who claimed to be "very popular in Ohio."  After that, we went home to watch The Princess Diaries and eat copious amounts of popcorn.

On Sunday, we went to church, then visited the local library's book sale, which was running a 'Bag of Books for $2' sale.  We picked up 2 bags between the 3 of us.  We then headed to Lake Michigan (Grand Haven, to be specific), along with apparently everyone else in Michigan.

It was so much fun to take them to a Great Lake.  They kind of thought it would be lame (Alexandria brought a sweater just in case), but they ended up loving it.  They could not stop exclaiming over how soft our sand was!

Or how many people there were!

We also walked down to the end of the pier.

"You can't see the other side!"

We then came home to eat some of Caleb's famous hamburgers and watch The Princess Diaries 2.

On Monday morning, we realized that we hadn't yet played with their Skip-It, so we walked across the street to a parking lot where we could play.

And then it was time to say goodbye.  :(

But check out our cool tie-dye shirts!

I miss them already, but I'm so glad I got to have a wonderful weekend with them!

Love and Sunburn,
Leah Joy

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