When Jordan was invited to speak at a conference in Joplin, MO, we thought it would be fun to extend the trip and spend a couple days exploring Kansas City. Neither of us had been to Missouri, and we really hadn’t experienced much of the midwest outside of Chicago.
So in a whirlwind 36 hours, we checked out as much of Kansas City as we could, mainly by trying as much barbeque as we could, driving through different neighborhoods, and checking out a few of the city’s museums.
A few weeks ago, a writer from Ebony.com reached out, asking if we were interested in being featured in one of their regular columns called “Coolest Black Family in America.”
Jordan and I were pretty flattered, because we know two couples who’ve been featured previously — The Henrys (the wife is a former college advisor of mine) and The Eppersons (who are part of our Renaissance Church community). And let me tell you, both of those families are pretty amazing. So we were beyond happy to be in their company.
A few years ago, a group of my friends, made up of a handful of married couples, started an annual tradition. We decided that while life is crazy busy with family, children, work, etc., every year, on the first weekend of February, we would rent a house somewhere and get together for a few days.
The say “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” But I guess I’m going to break the rules and tell you about the fantastic weekend I had there with three of my dearest girlfriends. Prepare yourself for all of the wild details that a 30-something, breast pump-toting, sleep-deprived mom can dish out. :)
Ladies and gentlemen, he’s on the move.
Jameson has learned to crawl, and he’s gotten pretty good at it. Making his way to different pieces of furniture, reaching for things he shouldn’t put in his mouth, and pulling himself up to stand with pride.