Thursday, March 17, 2011

Minnesota Visit

A few months ago when my daughter who lives in Connecticut mentioned that she was going to visit me, the wheels started turning. My husband has known for a long time that I've wanted to take a few days and go to the Mall of America (MOA) and visit family. When he said "go for it", I sure did! Everyone thought I had crammed way too many things in my schedule. I might have to agree with that, but I do it all over again! I'm not sure that my daughter would see it that way. I'm hoping she'll forget about my bad driving and how hectic the schedule was and will do it all over again with me.

We moved to a small town in Wisconsin from Minnesota about two and a half years ago. I know I may be crazy, but I miss the traffic, the crowded malls, noise, restaurants and energy that a large city has. While there, I realized how much I took for granted just being able to go to my favorite store which is Archivers. It was so close, I could stop whenever I wanted to. Now it's four to five hour drive for me.  
Day 1 & 2 - Friends & Family
I was able to have dinner with a few friends. I do miss working with them, we had alot of fun times! I just wish that everyone that was invited could have made it. I also met some new people that were fantastic! I hope I didn't offend my oldest daughters friend. I have been known to speak before I think!

Day 3 - Family
Getting together with family is always great! I really wish I could see them more. My immediate family is very small, but I have a ton of cousins! I was only able to see a few, but maybe if the timing is better next time more will be able to get together.
Day 3 - Triplets
I was so excited to see my second cousins triplets! If I could have brought them back with me without their mother knowing, I would've in a heartbeat! They'd keep my on my toes and make my everyday life exciting! I'm so jealous because I always wanted to have either twins or triplets.
Day 3 & 4 - Friends
It was so nice to see friends I haven't seen in years. I was also able to see another co-worker who is just hilarious! We used to have so much fun working together. I miss that. It would have been nice to see a few others who couldn't make it. My last stop was to see a friend from high school. I can't remember the last time we saw each other. It was great! My only regret is that I didn't get a photo of my sister-in-law Judy, who we met for dinner one evening. I also missed a photo opportunity with my friends Donna, Marvin and Susie who I met for lunch and my friend Betty that I met for breakfast. I'm not sure what I was thinking and could just kick myself.
Furry Friends
Of course I had to get a few photos of some furry friends! I just love the one of Morgan in the bottom right corner. I love how she rests her nose on the windowsill to look out the window! They were all so cute!

I do have two more visits to the MOA coming up between now and September and I'm looking forward to them!

Thanks for stopping by! I have alot of projects to get done, so I better get busy!

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