#2,050 Waukaway + Movie Night.
by Erin Napier
Lucy had much more fun this year than last thanks to Ellie, her grandparents, and a waterslide.
I found my fearless, beautiful mama swimming across the lake to the island dock to lay in the sun and I wish so badly I could’ve been her best friend when she was doing that same thing at age 16.
So I jumped in again and swam to her.
Soon, it was time to head back home to Laurel where Sam and Lyn were ready to pick up their sweet kiddos and take them back home to Ocean Springs. Before they left, we shared a farmer’s market peach…
And we all picked a bunch of pears for Lyn to take home and bake a cake (even though she isn’t able to eat any of it—bless her heart!!)
And then, on a whim, Jim decided to test out their new inflatable outdoor movie screen tonight after dinner… And so we crossed off another item from the birthday list and watched a movie under the stars. We marveled over where dew comes from, and how did it make our clothes and quilts damp without us ever noticing it fall? I suppose I could Google it, but that would take the mystery out of it.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!