March 11 brings us two birthdays to celebrate--our daughter-in-law Katie and LBeau's sister Mary Katherine.
When I first met Katie in March of 2005, I had no idea that she would become a part of our family. Brent may have had an "idea" in the back of his mind, but they were just friends at that point. They came through Birmingham on their way back to Jackson with a group of friends who had traveled to New York for Spring Break. They had driven through the night and arrived at our home just in time for breakfast. Katie and Brent were both feeling the effects of a stomach bug, so I really didn't get to visit with her much.
But once the "idea" became a plan, things moved quickly, and Brent and Katie got married on Bainbridge Island, Washington, December 30, 2005. In our family of men and boys, it was so nice to finally have another girl, and I think one of the best times Katie and I have had together was shopping for girl things this past Christmas.
I actually met Mary Katherine before I met LBeau. In fact, she set us up with a blind date, a story in itself that I'll save for later.
Mary Katherine has been my sister for more than 38 years now, and we've had some good times together--summers at the lake with our children, football games in Dallas and Fayetteville, a basketball tournament in Nashville, and family weddings and birthdays.
Happy birthday to both of you. When it comes to family, I certainly got lucky.
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