Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Weekend Away

Carl and I ventured to Sioux City this past weekend for a friend from high schools wedding. Carl was a groomsman so we left Friday around noon. My parents graciously watched the boys so they I wouldn't have to try and corral them on my own for the rehearsal and wedding, we figured they would have more fun at Grandma and Grandpas anyway. We arrived Friday evening in time to get Carl's tux and get to the rehearsal at 5, we then enjoyed dinner at Famous Daves(best cornbread ever) and then did a little shopping at the nearby outdoor mall we found. Saturday we slept until a little after 8:00(very late for us) and enjoyed a late breakfast at IHOP, it is always so much fun to eat out when you don't have the kids:) Josh and Marti arrived shortly after(Josh works with Carl at JCorp and is also the grooms cousin) and the boys had to be at the church early for pictures so Marti and I made a Target and Gap Outlet run(I love Gap Outlet for the boys clothes, such great deals!) She was kind enough to let me sit with them at the wedding and reception since Carl had his wedding party duties. We also had her take a few pictures of us since we were both dressed up and had no kids to look the opposite direction and cry while we took a few pictures. Sunday we slept in again and then took the tux back and did a little more shopping and then drove back to pick up our alarm clocks from my parents:) We were glad to see them even though they were not as happy to see us. Yesterday since the weather was so nice we headed out to Andrea and Alan's to weed the garden. When we went in for lunch Baby Grant was awake and after he ate both boys wanted to hold him. Ty especially LOVES babies and is all smiles when he gets to hold one. We finished weeding last night for the most part but our night was cut short when Ty decided to touch the mower muffler, he got a blister on his hand and cried for a LONG time. He finally settled down when we got home and slept great and today you'd never know he got hurt, he still has the blister but it doesn't seem to bother him at all. I need to try and get our garden blog updated with a few new pictures, everything is getting so big!


EClark said...

Aww you two look so nice.

Flip-flop Mama said...

Hollie. . you do look nice! Cute dress! And I'm jealous you got to go to the GAP outlet! And you were SO CLOSE to me and I didn't know :(

Mom said...

Great pics of you and Carl and the little ones holding Grant! Sounds like bliss to be gone for a couple of nights minus kids.