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Monday, August 7, 2017

Marlow's Tubes and Marilyn's 60th

It was a BIG weekend!

After endless ear infections the last several months, Marlow got tubes Friday. Jenna and I had to have her at the hospital early this morning. When it was time for surgery, they gave her a little something to take the edge off and help with separation anxiety. There were no tears, and she got to take her "lovey" back with her. Everything went fine. The procedure was so quick! We were back to the house within a couple of hours. 

Marlow and Papa slept quite a bit while Jared, Jenna, and I got ready for a special birthday weekend here in Mansfield for Marilyn's 60th that began when she came down on Friday with Justin, Keelie, Jonah, Glory, and Molly.

Justin, Keelie, the kiddos, and Marilyn got to Mansfield around noon on Friday. After lunch at Rosa's, Marilyn, Keelie, Jenna, and I went for Chinese "foot massages." By late afternoon, Chad had arrived. He was supposed to have surprised Marilyn with Greg and Isabel, but Greg could not get out of Tennessee. All the planes had been delayed or canceled because of weather. We had pizza for dinner. 

Tara drove in Saturday morning. All the kids went out on the lake and enjoyed all the water toys. That afternoon Rickie and Jerry drove down. For an evening birthday meal, Rick and I bought Raising Cane's chicken (Marilyn's favorite). I made homemade ice cream and cake balls for dessert. Rick and Jerry went home Saturday night, and Marilyn stayed in Mansfield to visit with Chad and Tara some more before they headed back to Houston Sunday around noon. 

To Marilyn....

Happy birthday, sis. Without a doubt, one of my greatest gifts in this life is you. We might have fought a little (lot?) the first 10 or 11 years, but then something magical happened. It could have been something about that “kiss and make up” that Mother always made us do. But for whatever reason, we began liking and, more importantly, loving each other.

Years later, we are still best friends! Can't even imagine having gone through these years without you. Here's to many more...

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