Aunt Abby’s Girl

I had a fun 48 hours this past week with our best girl, Anna Kathryn. Julie and I met in Beebe for the exchange of our sweet little princess. Everyone asked her “what about your school?” while she was with me. She and I would answer, “the perks of homeschool”. 
I exposed her to the chiropractor. She watched my chiro twist, pop and electrically stimulate me. I told Anna that Mawmaw used to make me go to the toning bed with her and I turned out just fine…she’d be ok! Then I had to explain to her what a toning bed was. Fun times. 
Henry loves his “Milky” and couldn’t wait to get out of school to see her with me in carline. His sweet OT that sees him at school two days a week for fine motor therapy told me he was excited about Anna coming all day. It made me smile. He sure loves his cousins and he and Anna have a special little bond. 
Anna loves Chic fil a. We got cupcakes and went and ate the Christian chicken before church on Wednesday night. Anna is in Awana also so she went with Henry and was able to do her book work with our TNT girls. She had a lot of fun. Henry was so proud to have her with him at church. He won candy for bringing a visitor too. It pleased my heart also. I just love being an aunt to Julie’s children. 
The real reason Anna was with me was for the Toby Mac concert tickets I had purchased for she and I to attend in Memphis. The girl is cray cray about some T Mac. A few months ago I called to tell her I had purchased the tickets and she squealed and cried. She is such a girl. 
We went to the new Cheesecake Factory in Memphis before the concert and to get her a halloween costume. She’s gonna be Snow White. We had some fun girl time together. I had aunts who invested in me, I want to be guilty of doing the same for my sister’s children. Being their only aunt, the task is big.  I’ll also need a girl to take care of me when I’m old too…let’s be real here! 😉 
We did a dirty deed and texted Marmie and Julie and told them Anna had thrown away the tickets by mistake and we couldn’t get into the concert. We laughed so hard at their responses, then we said “just joking”. When my sister’s children describe their aunt, they usually include the word “crazy” in the description.
We made it to the concert 1 hour before it started and all was right in Anna’s world. She was so glad to finally get there and find our seats. I loved watching her excitement. I texted Julie and said , “oh to be with an 11 year old girl at a concert”. Nothing like it. 
I never felt like a middle aged mom until this concert. When the smoke and lights and bass started booming it confirmed to me I am truly old. I loved watching her though. She stod for 3.5 hours and sang most every song Colton Dixon, Britt Nicole, Hollyn and Toby Mac sang. I knew more than I thought, so I joined in when I could. She isn’t old enough to be embarrassed yet, thankfully! 
Anna with Toby Mac’s drummer. She goes “he was rubbing my back like the whole time!” LOL. I made the night with this picture. We had no idea who he was but I could tell he was somebody important by the crowds around him and those shoes, so I scurried her over to him and said “smile”. Later he came on stage and gave his testimony and we both looked at each other in awe. Score! 
I was sad to meet my big sister back in Beebe to trade her off, but homeschoolers have to school still yet. Henry got home that night from school and declared he missed “Milky” and we agreed we missed her too. I’m so glad we had this fun time together to remember forever. 
Aunt Abby 

Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

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