Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Our little vacation

I didn't take a whole lot of photos on our vacation. I took some of the girls before hubby and I left for the weekend, but not so much after! ;)

Here is our re-cap...

9 AM - dr appt - had to go spend $50 on MORE meds for these girls!
1 - left for WI - 5 hour drive....long drive...
6 - arrived at Nana and Bapa's house finally!
Happy Joes BBQ Pizza! YUM YUM

Slept in late
mommy went to Once Upon A Child and Kohls
Culvers and Taco Bell for lunch
Hubby and I went out for a couple hours of shopping

our friend Matthew and Izzy came from Rochester to see us! Hubby and Matthew went and played golf, so Izzy the girls and I played at Nana and Bapa's house!

Avery was still sick...had a horrible cough

I just love her big blue eyes!

Havin a little licorice snack!

Izzy is a fan of licorice too!

outside with chalk! It was such a nice day in Wisconsin!

Liv made a couple masterpieces on the cement!

Izzy and Avery (with crazy, not-brushed hair)

Taking a little walk outside...

Getting ready to go out for supper! We went to Famous Dave's! YUM! (that's Matthew)

Pooped after a long day of playing...cuddling while watching a movie before Izzy had to go home...

Hubby and I left for the cities around 10:30. Sad to leave the girls, but they seemed to be okay and not care too much!

We stopped in Rochester to go to Carlos O'Kelly's....one of our favorites!

Then we went to the Rochester Super Target...another favorite! I didn't want to leave!!!

Drove the rest of the way to the Cities, checked in to our hotel, and off for some shopping!

First stop...IKEA...

This is the first time Hubby and I had been to Ikea. It was overwhelming to say the least! It was the most interesting shopping experience ever! We didn't shop for long, but we LOVED every minute we were there!

Across the street from Ikea was.....

Hubby and I spent the rest of the day at the Mall. We had a lot of fun shopping, and LOVED this store....

The American Girl store was soooo neat! Expensive, but neat! We took some video of it to show Avery, and she wants to go back there FOR SURE!!! We decided we'll have to take the girls back sometime this summer because they would LOVE Nickelodeon Play Land too!

We went to the Nascar store where hubby did some driving thing, we had an aqua massage, ate Chipolte, and visited countless stores.....like this one...

We were tired by the end of the day, and crashed back at the hotel. Had a great nights sleep, and then woke up for day #2 in Mpls!

We met a new Pastor friend at Maria's Cafe in the downtown area. It was a happening place. There was a Spanish singer, and I had to laugh when someone requested for him to sing "Ring of Fire"... I giggled as he sang...he was good, but just something wasn't right about a Spanish speaking man singing a Johnny Cash song....

Hubby and I drove around Mpls, went past the new Twins Stadium, and saw lots of interesting people and places around the downtown area.

We went back to the hotel for a little rest, and then off to Saturday night service at John Piper's church...

It was "glorious" as my hubby would say. It was a wonderful service, and we were so grateful to have been able to have been there.

After Church we hit up Red Lobster, and then crashed again....long day!

We slept in, checked out of the hotel, and then met up with my college roommate Andrea, her hubby Brian, and her sweet baby Ella for lunch at Granite City. The hours passed way to quickly, but it was so great to see them all and catch up.

After lunch, we headed back to Wisconsin to re-unite with our girls! The reunion was great, we felt re-freshed and ready to jump back into the parenting thing...

And, yesterday, MONDAY, we drove home for what seemed like all day long....

Happy to be home, sad to have left Wisconsin, but we are happy none the less....

oh, and tomorrow, I turn 30...yah, crazy, huh?


MamaBear said...

Sounds like you had a full, fun packed trip! You've seen more of the Cities than I have and I LIVE here.

Happy 30th!

My thoughts on IKEA - by the time I get to the floor where I would actually buy stuff, I'm so exhausted from looking through all the showrooms I rarely get anything. I think the last time I was there, I left with a soup ladle - after 3 hours of 'shopping'.

Becky said...

Hey Jennisa - Sounds like you and hubby had a GREAT time! The MOA is where the girls and I used to go the day (or two) after Christmas - now? not so much.

ANyway, what I really wanted to know is where is Once Upon a CHild? I am looking for a fire engine that is big enough for a teddy bear to sit on (don't ask- ha!) OUAC has used stuff, right?

Becky said...

p.s. I think the best birthday gift was spending time with hubby and KNOWING your girls were in good hands. Peace. Of. Mind.

I hope your 30th is the BEST! I remember what I asked for on my birthday when I turned 30. I wanted a solid 8 hours of sleep. I was pregnant and Poly and CG had the chicken pox. I hope you get/got what you want to... but for some reason, I think you already have them :-)

LeslieW. said...

That looks like big shopping fun! Wow livie's eyes are just plain gorgeous!

AnniePearl said...

Happy 30th...counting down until mine in June! I did work for the St. Paul Public Schools after college and I would spend most weekend at the Mall of America. If you can't find it there then it does not exisit. Glad you had a great vacation and it is always nice to have a little alone time with your spouse!

Best Birthday Wishes!

Becky said...

I hope your day was something special!
xx oo Becky


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