our weekend

The weekend before last my sister picked me up at 6:00am.  We headed into Madison and got a primo parking spot right on the square for the Farmer's Market.  After hitting the cash machine, we started walking around.  It was grey and a little chilly out...perfect for hoodies and a coffee from Alterra.  :)  We bought some plants, a giant cookie (for Jacob), a smaller cookie (for us to share later) (peanut butter!), and some cheese that is best grilled.  The sun came out and by the time we got breakfast at Marigold Kitchen, it was warm out.  After the delicious meal (their orange butter is my FAVORITE) we left for the Aveda Institute for pedicures & stuff.

A couple of hours later we came out into the sunlight, blinking like moles.  (my sister's description, very accurate.)  Our toes/hair/eyebrows were looking good.  Next was a visit to Anthropologie, then Kohl's (for many, many hours), then a late lunch at La Baguette, then Old Navy, then the mall.  At 8:59pm we blew through the doors at JCPenney just before they locked them and made it out to our car.  Our next stop was Chipotle for some burrito bowls.  We checked in at our hotel (only to not get the room we paid for, boo.  but the next morning the desk guy comped the room we did get so yay!), got into bed with our food and cracked a beer. 

Sunday morning we hit Krispy Kreme for a donut each and ate them in the parking lot of Menard's.  Andrea said, "Happy Father's Day to us!"  HAHAHAHA!  We did not intend to go away on Father's Day but that's just how it worked out and our husbands were fine with it.  After filling a cart at Menards we went to the Dig for an hour or so and then home because we had tickets for the Mallard's game at 3pm.

Somewhere I have a picture of how packed her car was.  Seriously packed.  We bought a lot including lots of clothes, a huge tomato plant, various perrennials, a flat of annuals, 3 bags of dirt, various pots, 2 portable grills (Happy Father's Day!), trinkets for the children and some honey sticks.  We were happy when they comped our room because then we each had more money to spend!!  :)

The Mallard's game was SO FUN.  I had bought our seats a while ago in the peanut free section they offer for one game a year.  Each seat included 3 tickets you could use for beer or the bouncy houses/games they had.  We also all got unlimited food, soda & water.  It was hot, but not too hot, we had awesome seats and we all had a great time.  James spent most of the time running back and forth to the games and winning lots of bobble heads...he was thrilled.  :)  Sadly, we all left our phones in the cars so we had NO pictures.  Bummer.  I am trying to leave my phone in the car on most of our outings so I will have to get in the habit of bringing my camera again.

What an awesome weekend!!  We decided to do the sleepover version annually, but on Mother's Day (heehee!), and a non-sleepover version semi-annually.  With maybe an extra one at Christmas??  :)  Either way, it was SO SO SO wonderful to just have that time hanging out with Andrea.  Loved it.  Surprisingly, I laughed so hard I cried four times but didn't pee my pants once.  BONUS.



  1. Oh my gosh, that sounds so awesome. I wish you were my sister!


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