First of all, I can't believe it's taken me this long to post a picture of my car for the week. If you weren't convinced I have one of the coolest grandma's ever before...this'll win you over. I drove her Neon Turbo Bug all week...it was so much fun! It sure did zip around.
Friday morning, I got up pretty early to put in a few hours of work, then we took the dogs for a long walk around the neighborhood. Afterwards, we decided to go bowling at Clayton's fabulous Rainbow Lanes. The day before, I'd called to make sure there would be lanes open on a Friday. The worker on the phone said that we should definitely plan to be out of there by 5:30 because there are NO lanes open on Friday nights due to leagues, and recommended we come around 3:30. With his description of how popular Fridays were, we were expecting a semi-full house. Turns out it wasn't that necessary to come early. It was just us and another duo there - we basically had the place to ourselves!
|Poor Mark in his crazy-colored, size 14 bowling shoes.|
Dad, of course, got a 176 on the first game. (Last time they went bowling he got a 200...crazy, huh?) The surprise was MY TURKEY! Yep...I got three strikes in a row in the 9/10th frame of our last game. Talk about going out with a bang!
Such a fun time. Mom dubbed our lane "The Lauren Alford Memorial Lane" because of my...err...interesting (incorrect) form. I have a tendency of letting go of the ball too late, semi-launching it down the lane. Oops. Hey...it got me a turkey...whatever works!
Since I was working from home, I spent a lot of time at my parent's kitchen table. They have a beautiful backyard, which turns into a bird sanctuary in the spring and summer. Most of the time you can see 12 male cardinals out there! It was such a nice thing to watch while I worked. Here are a few shots of the birds:
I also enjoyed hanging out with the pups (if you couldn't tell). It made me miss MINE a lot, though.
Jenny made Travis' favorite cake for his birthday, red velvet - YUM. She also decided 30 years deserved 30 candles. It looked like his cake was a ball of fire!
After lunch, cake, and a little hanging out, it was time to head to the airport to fly home.
It was a fantastic trip home...one more blog to go to cover the trip coming next week! Check out the other blogs here:
Raleigh, Sewing, a New Picture, and Old Friends
Fun Lunch Breaks & My First Trip to Hula Girl
ECU's New Music Festival & Revisiting Greenville