Hey, Monday!

It's Monday morning, and while I'm normally pissed off each and every time this happens (aka every week), this morning isn't so bad. Why, you ask?

For one, the sun is shining. For two, it's semi-warm. For three, I had a great weekend. For four, after last week, there is no way that this week will not be better than last. Perspective, folks.

I actually spent another weekend in Iowa, and for good reason. First, I didn't have to drive or take the bus, as I was able to hitch a ride with my bestie. Two, if I didn't go home this past weekend, I wouldn't get to see Sloanie my family until mid-June. And three, although it may seem contradictory, there wasn't anyone home.

Let me explain. As you know from previous posts, going home tends to be somewhat overwhelming at times, with so many different groups to visit. This past weekend, no one else was around. While I always love to see all of my friends and sisters in the area, it was a nice change of pace to just spend some quality time with my parents. Plus, I didn't have to share Sloan with anyone.

Friday night, I was met with a running and squealing Sloan yelling, "Chi Chi!" (She can't say Rachel, but the "che" is is easy for her. I love it.) Dad and Denise kept her up past her bedtime just for me! We played for a couple of hours and then my bestie & her fiancé came over to have drinks and dinner with us.
Sloanie and me on Friday night. 

Saturday morning, I woke up early to play with Sloan for a few hours. Enjoyed a nice Bloody Mary with Dad and Denise, and then I embarked on a fun-filled day with my girlfriends. We had a fantastic lunch, followed by some shopping, followed by some registering for Britt. We capped the afternoon with some much-deserved margaritas with more girlfriends, plus Britt's sister and mom. I spent the rest of the day/night playing with Sloan outside, eating a delicious steak dinner with Dad & Denise, and then having some wine and girl talk with my mom, and Britt and her mom. 
Saturday in a nutshell.

Sunday, Sloan and I had some coffee and did a little morning reading. While she napped, I had brunch w/my mom and mother-in-law, and then I spent a few hours hanging out with my sister and her husband since they got home from Vegas. And just like that, it was time to hit the road. 

It was just a really nice, relaxing weekend and I'm happy I made it home. How 'bout ya'll? What did you do?'

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  1. Great pictures. Fun weekend :) Found you through the link up. Check out my blog for a stella & dot giveaway and join me this Thursday April 25 for my link up.



  2. Looks like you had tons & tons of fun sweet girl! Glad you enjoyed your visit home...

  3. Sounds like the perfect weekend. I love going home! And that baby is adorable :)


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