The morning started slowly, waking up leisurely, chatting and laughing long before our feet hit the floor. Then we remembered that it was free-breakfast-day-at-Chick-Fil-A! We hurried to wake up sleeping beauty and get dressed and ended up joining my sister and her fam and some friends for some chicken and visiting.
Pickle and I decided we wanted to attend an event at Focus on the Family where the Duggars (of TLC fame--19 kids and counting) were speaking and making an appearance that afternoon. Pickle is a big fan and I figured there could be a lot worse choices of reality stars to meet, so why not indulge her? We missed out on getting tickets to the event (I snoozed and lost--oops) so I agreed to buy Pickle their book so we could attend the book signing they were doing afterwards.
We had a great time. They were all there (minus their youngest, Josie) and sat at a super long table, signing and greeting. Pickle's first exciting moment was seeing the TLC crew filming and recognizing them from TV (from Jon and Kate plus 8 she thinks). It got even better when they filmed her asking a question for the Duggars to answer on their show. I had to sign a release for them to use the footage if they choose. Then we spoke with and met almost all of the super-family, and they signed Pickle's book. I especially enjoyed meeting Michelle Duggar, she exuded warmth and joy and genuineness. And she looks fantastic for a woman who has birthed and raised 19 kids. It was a totally fun afternoon.
To top the day off, we got to visit with our friends who just had a baby. Remember Becky and the shower I posted about? Well, the little guy arrived on Wednesday and it was such a joy to meet him and hold him. We shared an impromptu dinner together, played with his big sister (who is not quite two) and got to visit a good while. He is precious. There really is nothing like holding a new and tiny baby.
|the only picture we took of baby Jackson|
What did you do this weekend?