Gabriel and I went with the youth minister's wife and her little girl to see Veggietales Live yesterday. Gabriel loves Veggietales, so I knew he would have a blast. He sang and danced to all the songs and it was a great experience. I enjoyed it too. They had a lot of Veggietales merchandise and, of course, he wanted some. So I got him a little wand that lights up, silly bands that are in the shape of Veggietales characters, and a LarryBoy hat. For those of you who have never seen Veggietales, LarryBoy is Larry the cucumber's version of Batman. He wears a purple outfit and has plungers for ears...
...and of course he looked adorable. He was wearing his Veggietales shirt and jeans. He looked like such a little man.
Gabriel is starting to do this new thing when he is tired. He lays his head down on my shoulder, wraps his arms around my neck, and plays with my hair. I don't know why, but I just love it when he does that. It is so sweet. He used to sleep on my chest all the time when he was little and then, the older he got, the more he fought sleep, so he never slept on me anymore. It has been a long time since he laid his head down on my shoulder and I just love it! :)
I just wanted to put that on here because it is so sweet. Now, on to what I really wanted to write. I used to be really close to my cousin. We lived two doors down from each other all our lives. There wasn't a day during the summer that we weren't hanging out either at the pool or at each others house. We were best friends. When we got into high school, I started doing more rebellious things and she didn't. We liked different things and we just grew apart.
Once I grew up, and I don't mean in age, it made me really sad that we weren't close anymore. We have always had a bond, and I really wanted to get that bond back. She has been going through a lot these past few years, just like I have, and we are starting to talk again. Talking like we used to talk a long time ago.
My church is having a Ladies' Retreat in November and I wasn't planning on going, but she came up to me and asked me if I was going because she didn't want to go unless I was going too. I can't wait. I think I am going to ride up there with her (it's in Gatlinburg) and then we might be rooming together. This is the perfect opportunity to talk more, spend time with each other, and start working on our bond again.
The ladies of the church are also going to a movie tomorrow night and then to IHOP after that. She texted me this morning and asked if I was going. I'm so excited that she wants to spend time with me too. I love my cousin! I hope we can get closer and maybe even as close as we used to be.
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