March 30, 2015

March Visitors

Margaret, aka Marge and I met in 2006 when I first started working at Big Brothers Big Sisters. I was taking over her job as she moved on to another in-house position. We shared an office and unbeknownst to me, she didn't particularly care for me. I liked her, but thought she was weird because she'd make her own bread, cream of mushroom soup and dressed like a schoolmarm straight out of The Little House on the Prairie. A year later her and her husband moved back to his home state of Arkansas. I can't tell you when or why become friends, but she's come to be a sister to me and I am glad that she finally realized how awesome I truly am. :)

I have been to see Marge and her growing family numerous times. As of now she has 5 kids ranging in age from 6 years old to 9 months. I think she's crazy, she loves it. With her husband working offshore a month at a time, and because she has FIVE KIDS, I never thought in a million years she would come to visit. But she did.

Marge arrived late at night with Opal (6 years old) and Evelyn (9 months old) in tow. After a tumultuous airport pickup because she didn't know how to drive her rental car..ahem... she made it safe to her friend's sister's house where she would be staying.

It was a whirlwind trip for us four girls. It also happened to be the coldest week this winter! We went to the Iditarod festivities, carnival, zoo, Alyeska to go up the tram, Hatcher Pass to "sled", and many other adventures. Opal got to see moose, eagles, and even Dall Sheep. It was great having them here and I wish they lived closer. As I'm sure she will be holding this trip over my head for years to come, I imagine I will have to visit her next.

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