Monday, August 20, 2012

A Wonderful Weekend with My Mom

My mom visited this weekend.  She helped my sister move into her senior year apartment at ND last week and arrived at our place on Thursday evening.  I made a turkey taco meatloaf and we opened a bottle of wine, then spent the evening catching up.

On Friday, Scott had to go to work (well, they got to watch the Air & Water Show practice from a downtown rooftop!), so my mom and I had a "girls" day.  It was gorgeous weather all weekend.  We started the day with coffee and fruit & yogurt, then headed to the lake for a long walk.  Lots of people were out and about, especially with the Air Show practice going on.

We found that my bubble necklace had arrived in the mail (only $28 through Accessory Auctions!).

Apologies for the blurry picture!
After a nice lunch at Joy's Noodles, we headed out to DSW and Marshall's for shopping.  I found two great pairs of pumps, Mom picked out a couple cute pairs of flats, and we each had some great finds at Marshall's (a dress and two nice skirts for me!).  What we love about these stores: good quality at affordable prices.

We grabbed iced coffee and a scoop of ice cream at Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins before heading back to the condo.  Scott came home and a couple of my girlfriends stopped by after work for happy hour: champagne and snacks.  Scott, Mom and I went to Wilde for a late dinner and then stopped at Paciugo for gelato!

Happy hour!

On Saturday, we had a relaxing morning and stopped over at the small farmers market by our place.... picked up some peaches for that evening's dessert and flowers.  Another girlfriend came by to say hello and catch up before Scott, Mom and I went out to the suburbs for dinner at Scott's parents' house.  It was so great to see his family... and they made an amazing meal.

My mom with my nephew, Liam... after five children of her own, this lady is a pro with the babies.
Photo by Scott's dad :)
Mom and I were in charge of the dessert... so we decided on a fruit cobbler/dump cake served warm with ice cream.  (It's basically this recipe minus the sugar and using peaches rather than blueberries... very easy and adaptable.) Yum, yum!

On Sunday, we went to Mass and to Melrose Restaurant for brunch before my mom had to head to the airport.  Sad to see her go, but we really had a wonderful weekend together.  Beautiful weather, lots of great food, and fun conversation.  We could have taken more pictures (my mom has a few on her camera) but it was refreshing to just be in the moment.  Can't wait to see my family (all of them!) in a few weeks...


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