Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My Kind of Vacation

No kids. No schedule.

I just got back from spending the weekend with my sister Ruth in Chicago. And we had FUN.

Lots of good food (Columbian at Gloria's, French at La Creperie, and Thai at Noodles in the Pot. Also, eggs for breakfast and an appetizer dinner, all cooked by Ruthie.)

Lots of good shopping (Nine West sandals 60% off! H & M!)

Lots of visiting (with Ruth & Tim of course, but also with their pals Kay, Dana, and Jenn & Eric from Minneapolis).

And a little show called Wicked. I will post more about it later, but know this. Nothing you have heard about this show is an exaggeration. It really is THAT GOOD.

That is all for now. I am still trying to settle into my house, and the kids and I are heading to a wading pool this afternoon.

One more thing. Last night, Aaron picked me up at the airport and brought me home to a little surprise birthday party! Just our friends the G family, best buddy Crystal, and my folks, but it was so nice to be welcomed home like that!

The sweetest part, to me...When Leah gave me a hug as I stepped in the door, she started getting teary-eyed and choked up. I gave her lots of kisses and hugs, and after a bit, she ran off with her friends. But I LOVED IT. Happy Birthday to me!


mama.nichols4 said...

I'm so glad you had a good time in the big city. We all missed you!

I hope your b-day was great too! Sounds like the party was a hit. :)

Welcome back!

nydampress said...

Oh! I could just picture little Leah during your arrival. Man that kid just keeps getting better and better.

Good to hear the trip was a hit! Now go enjoy your new kitchen. Which I am imagining is the size of our apartment.

Aaron said...

Wow, Leah is totally your daughter. I'm glad you had a good time, and happy you got to have a mini-party!

Noel said...

And husband Aaron raises the bar for the Salem men....

Will be looking forward to a series of good Chicago stories.

And to throw in some gratuitous math, the sum of the digits in Lyz's age add up to the same number as the digits in Leah's age.

JJ and EJ said...

Oh dear sweet Leah! Happy bday to you! I hope you had a great day!

Blue Castle said...

Happy Birthday, Lyz! Man, your hubby sure knows how to rack up brownie-points, doesn't he? Maybe he could give lessons....... :)