To see what was originally in this post, go here. I didn’t want anyone to hate me for having to listen to the same song every time they opened my blog.
I spent the weekend with some lovely mer-people, and other members of my family. It was the kind of weekend that serves to remind a person how rich it can make you feel to have good people in your corner. Tonight, my corner feels full. And I am content.
You can see a bunch more pictures here.
(We missed you, B&S&A&B.)
Speaking of people in my corner, thank you SO much to all those people who replied to my last post. I feel affirmed and delighted. I am excited about this idea and I’m glad you are too. If you haven’t had a chance to respond yet, please do. I’ll need just a few more people on the list to make this viable. I’ll keep you posted on the details as they unfold.
I didn’t think I’d ever use the words “mall” and “fun” in the same sentence, but we did in fact have a lot of fun at the Mall of America. Truthfully, though, we probably could have had fun without the mall. What made it fun was the fact that we got to spend a few days away with our family. Some of these other things helped too:
– hanging out in the hotel pool
– watching Marcel and Julie skip through the mall parking lot, trying to convince the easily humiliated Nikki to join them
– seeing Maddie’s reaction when she discovered Legoland and realized how many things can be made out of Lego
– watching the expressions of Marcel, Nikki, and Julie as they splashed through the log ride
– giggling after Marcel managed to shake loose a bag of taco chips from the snack vending machine
– eating at the Rainforest Café while fake monkeys and snakes swung from the branches above
– staying up late in the hotel room
– cuddling with Maddie on her own special hotel room cot
– enjoying mother-daughter bonding time with Nikki in Ikea while everyone else swam
– ice cream – mmmmm…
– taking pictures of Marcel trying on hats
– and (this one’s for the horny redneck Vicki) “reconnecting” with my husband in the bathroom while the children slept. 🙂 (B&S will appreciate that one too, given our hotel room history together.)
You can see the whole set over here.