Dress of the week August 27th!

Good  morning Ladies  !   It is  starting  off  with   rain  showers  and  rumbles of  thunder in the  distance .   The  weather  has  been on the  cooler  side ,  in the  high  70s  into the  early 80s. It is  usually  warmer  in August  but  I  will take it. The  grass  is looking   well!  I did  not   get to post  last  week.   I don’t like  missing  weeks  but I am back !

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We  had a  pretty  relaxing  weekend   gone  by.  We  did a  few  projects  around  the  house ,  got the   grass  cut  and  generally  were   able to   take it  easy.  On Sunday  we   chatted  with my Parents  and  sister who  just  visited. My sister was  at  their house  dropping off a  new iPad I picked up  for  them ! It  works so much better  to  video chat with!  We  went to  church  at   a nearby parish for  a  change.  It was a  lovely  ceremony. We  stopped   for  a  late  lunch on the  way  home.  Our  daughter  continues  to  do well  at   driving,  she is  getting  better all the  time .  On Tuesday our oldest  son  started a new season of  flag football . It is  a  less  rough  game  than   regular (American Football)   but  learning all the  skills  also. He  also had  practice  on Thursday.   We  got  ready  for  school   this week  with  supplies   and  clothes  purchased .   I am going off on  a tangent here,  but I would love to see  the  schools  bring in  uniforms ! I wore a    uniform  to  school  while not the  prettiest in fashion sense  everyone had the  same !  it was a  coed  school .  It was a  grey blouse , grey skirt   Maroon sweater with Maroon tie .  In the cooler  months tights  were included.  In later  years it was optional to wear  grey pants/trousers.   The boys wore  the same   with grey shirt and  Pants . Anyway  I can see the  value in a  uniform !!! 

 

 

 

Visitors 2022  part 2 ! 

I  left off  last  time ending  day 2 of our visitors trip.    Friday  we  went out  and  about  seeing  some  quaint  towns in the   area . I dropped  our  daughter off at  her  softball tournament  before  that  and another  parent  took  her  home ! Thank you  !   My Sister  went to  dsw  shoe  store  and  got  some  great  bargains and  cute  sandals  !    In  the    evening  we went to the  mall of  America, it  had  been 17 years  since  they had  been there( the time  we got married!)   We   walked all around  and  they got to see  all the  pretty, and   novel stores  but  did not  do  much  shopping.  We  had  dinner  in the  mall before  coming home.   We then had  game  night !  We introduced  them to  corn hole or bean  bags  where the  first  team to 21  wins. It was  so much fun , we  played in teams of  two. corn hole

 

 On  Saturday  they  slept in  a  bit.  They  got   some  breakfast and  I then took  them  to a  nice town on the  cannon  river  called  Northfield.  It is  a lovely   town with a lot of  history  and lots of  small shops.  We   came  back  at  about  1pm  as  we  were  having a little  party get together .  My in-laws came  along with my  brother in-law  and  his  son .   Our  friends Brandon, Josette and Maddi also  joined us.  We  had  a  nice  l late  lunch . The  visitors  got to peel  corn  for the    first  time ,  a  fun  experience. We  had  a  lovely  chat  together   and   played a  few  fun  games of  spoons,   played with a  deck of  cards  and  giant  spoons!   We  had a  few  nightcap  drinks !    My sister  made  her  Irish coffees  so good !!   Sunday  came  quick and  their last  day with us.    We  did  a bit of  chatting   after  they  had  packed  their  bags.  Then at   1pm  it  was  time  to  go to the  airport.  I  dropped  them  at   departures and had an emotional goodbye , until we  meet again .  It  was  a  fabulous   few   days and  lovely memories  made . 

 

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Have a  beautiful  weekend  and  week  ahead,  Terri xo. 

Dress of the week August 13th !

Good  morning  Ladies !!!   How  are  are  you  doing  and  welcome to my first  post of  August .  I  missed  the  chance  to  write  last  week  but  was really  busy ( In  a good  way !)  as you will see  later.   The  weather  has  been  mostly  warm ,  except  for a  really wet   day  yesterday.  Today is  looking  like  the  sun is  coming up !  August 2022 Heather S

When  I  left  you in the  last  post  I was  excitedly   preparing  for  our visitors !   They  arrived on Wednesday the  3rd  .  The few   days  before  that were   spent  preparing  the  house  , cleaning up  toys . It is usually  pretty  clean  but I felt it  could   do  with  that  extra   spruce up !  So on  Wednesday  after  work I  headed  to the  airport   to  pick up  my  sister ,  brother -in -law  and  best  friend   growing up.   As  I  said  before  my  Sister  and  her   husband  did  a   tour of   Canada  ,   my  friend only  joined  them on  the  US  part of  the  trip in  Boston, Providence.   I  was   checking  the  flight from Boston   as  I was  leaving and it  was  pretty much on time . I drove the  25 minutes to the  airport  , parked , went inside to baggage claim  and  when I  arrived  are  their carousel  they had  just   all received  their  luggage !  We  had a  nice  moment  together , after  being apart  for  4  years.

 

 

 

 

We  got in  the  car  as  we   chit  chatted  ,  my  sister  wanted to  visit  a pharmacy  on  the  way.  We  went to target ,  they were  amazed  at  the  size of it. I guess  I  just take it  for  granted  now.  While  we  were  they   we  picked up some  breakfast items  ,  my  friend  couldn’t  get over the   length of the  cereal  aisle and took  pictures!  We  left  there and  they were  ready to  eat. We  went to a  restaurant  across the  parking lot called the  crooked  pint .  I had  been  there on a  double  date a  month  before  but  it was the  first  time  for them.  We were  brought to the exact same  table I had  been  I  sat at the month  before !    We  had  a lovely  chat  as  we  talked about  their  trip  up to that  point.  They  enjoyed  the  meal ,  and  our last   stop  was  at the liquor  store for some wine and  beer.  It was  time to celebrate  !! 

We arrived  at our home  right at  9pm ,  the  kids  stayed up to  see  their Aunt, Uncle and  friend   and  had  a  nice  reunion. It was  the  first  time  for  them  in our new  house    so  we they  had a  tour of it !   After the kids  went to bed  we  had a   nice  time  relaxing until  midnight .  Our  two older  boys  gave up their  bedroom   and  both slept in  our  office room.  They were  totally ok with it .  They  had  a  nice sleep in  on Thursday  morning ,  then  got up  to  a   nice  breakfast ( in my opinion !)   Also  during  their  trip our  daughter  had  a  softball tournament on the  4  days they  were  staying.  She  had to  be at  first  game  for  8am Thursday .   Our  visitors  did not go that one.    A  while  after   breakfast   my  brother-in-law  wanted to gp  on a  run  so  we  sent  a   guide  with him on a  bike !  In the  afternoon   we   went into  our pool   and  it  was  so  nice to cool off in the  hot  day.  Then  we  went to see  our  daughters  softball game in the  evening . We  had to explain  the  rules to our   visitors as  they had  not  seen it  before  but  caught on quickly.  It  was a  thrill for them to see our  daughter  play!   They won the  game also.  My brother -in-law also has a  friend  from  childhood  living in the  twin cities area so he  came for the end of the game as he lives close to where  the tournament was  taking  place.  We  went for  dinner  at  the  local bowling  alley  as  the  boys  caught up with each other.  It  was  late  when we  got  home ,  but  still had a  nightcap  to finish off the  day !  I will finish our  visitors  trip  next  week  up until they left Sunday  Afternoon!! 20220809_093322

 The  house  felt  quiet  after our  visitors  left, but it  was  wonderful  having  them  here!    Monday  was  back to the   grind  and  on that  evening  we  went to the local county fair  for  some  good  food  and to look  around.  On  Tuesday we  received our  new  vehicle , a  ford  expedition . We  needed  something  bigger  for a  family of  6  and  it  fits us  well.   On Wednesday  evening  we  had  tickets  to  go see the  musical  Wicked  in downtown Minneapolis !   It was a   lovely experience  with  great acting and  some  pretty costumes also !  It was  late  when we  arrived  home.   Thursday  and  Friday  went  by  fast   and  we  had a  nice  evening in  last  night , phew ! Today  we  will      be  taking it  easy ,  some of the  kids  have  friend  playdates  to attend. 

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Have a  beautiful  week , Terri xo.