Sunday, October 16, 2016

A New Route South

This week seemed to be all about making future plans...I bought tickets to see my favorite band in concert next August, I bought tickets for Ava and I to see a Minnesota version of the Nutcracker in December, and I'm looking into getting tickets for a holiday train ride in WI, and also going to a Vikings game with a friend and our daughters.  (It's nice that Ava's at the age where I can bring her to things, and she will actually enjoy them!)  We also have several holiday parties coming up in the next few weeks (Halloween, G's THIRD birthday (!), and a pre-Christmas party in WI!) 

Plus, I'm thinking ahead to all of the travel I want to do next year...NYC with Ava, Napa Valley with my mom, and maybe a warm-weather vacay to the Dominican Republic with a group of friends in Feb.  And maybe even a long weekend with another friend...just to get away for some girl time.

No wonder we feel like we're always on the go! :)

This weekend also had a road trip component...we headed south to Hayfield, MN, to have an overnight with our good friends and their family.  They just moved from the western side of the Cities in August, so it was fun to see their new house and a new part of MN yesterday.  AND, they have a hot tub, so the little girls had a great time after dinner...G was all talk about wanting to go in, but when we got him prepped and ready to go, he wanted nothing to do with it.  Oh well.  After G was in bed, Tiff and I sat in the hot tub and had a chance to catch up...even though we only get to see each other a few times a year, I truly enjoy having the chance to reconnect with such a good friend!

We gorged ourselves on fancy cheeses and wine, and then Darren treated us to a really good ham dinner.  And more wine.  And then more cheese.  So much food!  We apparently didn't get enough, because this morning, we headed over as a group to the pancake breakfast at their fire station.  It was the perfect way to start the drive back home...and it was a lovely drive back.  The sun is shining, the leaves are at their peak, and are turning beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow. Just gorgeous!

It was a challenge having G sleep in our room last night.  None of us got the quality sleep that we're used to!


This one, however, was quite perky and full of energy.  She had a great time with her friends last night!


Scott and Ava are working on tearing out the garden right now, and G is running around screaming "Salad!" like the zombie zucchinis on TV (don't ask.)

Can't believe it's Sunday already...where do these weekends go?!

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