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Arkansas Trip

Most everyone knows that on June 12th my Mimi had a subdural hematoma (bleed in her brain) and had to have brain surgery. Thankfully the surgery went well and in a few weeks she was back home.  The road to recovery has been long but she is getting there.  My sister and I decided to drive down to Arkansas and spend a week with her, my Papa and my aunt.  My sister and I used to spend summers with them so it was great to be able to do that again.

When we first got there I was so happy to see how great Mimi looked! She even had her red lipstick on 🙂

Mimi, Papa and Trish haven’t gotten much time with Penn so this was great for them! Penn can be some good rehab for Mimi.

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One day while Mimi and Trish went to therapy Papa took Taylor and I to the Jane Store for lunch.  Papa had told me about this place that only had a couple tables and no menu.  You got what was on special for the day or you didn’t get anything.  Jane is in Missouri and is just a little spec on the map.  I even tried to find the population and couldn’t! I so badly wish I would have take more pictures there but here are a few cell phone pics from lunch.

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Thursday Trish, Mimi and Papa had to go to Springfield to meet with a few doctors so Taylor and went out to explore.  We went to the Crystal Bridges museum and walked some trails with Penn.

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After Crystal Bridges we spent some time in downtown Bentonville and Rogers.  They have such cute little towns! 🙂



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We also had to make a trip to TCBY.  We went there all the time when we lived in AR and just had to have some white chocolate moose! It is definitely way different now than it used to be but it was still delicious!


Before we left we made sure to get some pictures of all of us in our Taylor Strong shirts.  If you look closely the T is the shape of Mimis helmet.

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It was such a great week and I am so happy we got to spend this time together.  Mimi goes back in for surgery to replace the part of her skull they left out after the surgery.  Hopefully having that back in will help with her balance and recovery.  She has been so strong through all of this and I just pray everything works out and we get the Mimi back who could probably out run me!

Thanks to everyone for your prayers and well wishes.  They are much appreciated!

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