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 !
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!!
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.