Friday, July 21, 2006

Road Trip, Wedding, and quality family time

Last weekend was Adrian and my vacation. Adrian started the week by surprising me and we left a night early. This was great! It was wonderful to have another full day to hang with the parentals. We had a great time with my parents...

my dad took us to his fav...breakfast place the local B&B...it has these wonderful pancakes. trust me if you get to Albert Lea...don't get two...settle for one. Adrian ordered two and ate half of each...Equallly yes, yes...just one pancake.

I also got to accompany my mom on her 2.5-3.0 mile walks daily. it was fun until I got blisters in between my toes. Crazy I think i need new shoes...my toes were squished. just a side note...has anyone else had their feet grow in their later years...my feet are a half size bigger. it is crazy.

We went shopping at the outlet mall. I love this place and Albert lea was having crazy days...I have to brag...Adrian and I bought a shirt, Adrian bought a polo and swim trunks at the Gap...a polo shirt at herbergers a pair of khakis for me and a tank top...for about 30 bucks, AMAZING!!!!!

had to brag...sorry. I love shopping in minnesota...there is no sales tax.

Saturday we went to the cities early to check out a LSS. which wasn't much...i should have went to the archivers but it was more out of the way. Anyway then we went to my cousins wedding. Absolutely beautiful!!! Great times with family. Lots of emotional toasts, heartfelt words from a father to a daughter and lots of laughter. I have never known an immediate family that is as close as my cousins...they are siblings that are also best friends...I am in awe sometimes at what they do for each other. I will have pics up in a few days. I haven't uploaded them. I am just a little slow.

Due to some complications and scares with the pregnacy Jeremy and Sara and the girls....stayed home from the wedding...Sara didn't want to be too far away if there was an emergency with the baby. Everything is going well...Can't wait to see if I am having a nephew or neice. no worries though I got to see them on Sunday. Sara has a little basketball and an active baby...The girls were adorable I will show pics...later
They are so big. Syd is talking alot more clear than the phone lets you in on. And Lauren, can I say hyper...holy cow. this girl bounces off the wall...but smart...she was rhyming with my mom...and let me tell you, don't take this girl on in the game MEMORY...hers is better than mine for sure. The girls stayed that night and the rest of the week with Grandma and Grandpa...my parents i am sure are wiped out...They are a bundle of energy, those girls. It was fun to hang out with them on Monday morning while my parents did some work. Then we were off on the road again.

I remember being about an hour into our 8 hour drive and asking Adrian if we were there yet. Not a good way to start an 8 hour drive. We made it quite quickly or so that is how it goes when you fall asleep...I drove through wisconsin...looking for a DQ it was 99 degrees outside. So much for windows down and the cool breeze through the windows. Can you believe we overed the entire state of Wisconsin and didn't find a DQ until Madison. Crazy people.

When we got to Chicago we called JW and I got to drive past his new house in Portage.. He was working a long day so we didn't get to see bailey or dub...but it was cool to see his house. Can't wait to see the inside at a later date. Then we continued home and found Macy extremely excited to have us home and we were exhausted but excited to see her safe and sound. Thanks to Conrad who took care of her the entire time we were gone. Which turned into about 5 full days. Wow...sorry this got long. good thing I am not posting pictures til later. Right?

1 comment:

Darcy said...

Sounds like an awesome trip to see your padres!! I didn't know you were going to be an aunt again!!! Must have missed that small detail. =/

And brag away about shopping deals.. LOVE it when that happens!