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Thursday, July 22, 2010


I didn't intend to go M.I.A this week but it happened all on it's own.

We've been busy spending some afternoons poolside.



Playing and making up for lost time with some friends before we head out of town.

Some friends of mine and I went out to PF Changs {my favorite!} the other night for dinner and spent hours gabbing and laughing and chatting. I wish there was a way I could carve out a girls night out weekly.

Yesterday, my littles and I headed to to a luncheon for bloggers put on by Noodles and Company. We love Noodles and enjoyed sampling their new sandwich menu.

My fave the new spicy chicken ceaser. Their fave, the meatball sandwich. Go figure!



H also enjoyed making several noodle necklaces which are now thrown about my car.

We've been packing and making lists and doing laundry and picking up things here and there for our big vacation coming soon. I really, truly can't wait to be on the road and on our way.


And I've spent several hours the last few days very frustrated about my lack of internet connection here on my home computer. I am hoping the problem is fixed but a part of me worries I am on borrowed time even this afternoon, so forgive me if I don't send an email back right away or visit other blogs right now. I'm pretty swamped with life.

Last night, as is the tradition, we went downtown for the Minneapolis Aquatennial and had a blast of course. But I have to say that my favorite part of the parade has nothing to do with the parade at all, it's the joy that comes from buying an ice cream treat from the street vendor at 10pm at night for our wide-awake littles and watching the treats melt as they lick. E's hands were still blue this morning.

Nothing a good bath this morning couldn't take care of.

How's your week going?

My new friends at Noodles gave me some coupons for a giveaway. So leave me a comment and tell me something. Whatever you feel like saying today.

I'll choose two winners Saturday night at 8pm. Each winner will win two coupons for a free sandwich from Noodles so you can bring a friend, a spouse, a child!

And before I forget, the winner from last weeks Safety Tat giveaway is: Comment #5 darcie.

Disclosure: I was not paid or compensated for attending Noodles and Company's luncheon. They did feed myself and my kids lunch and gave me a goody bag including some coupons for the future. The coupons I am giving away were given to me by them.


Blogger Beth said...

Just saying hi and glad you're having a good summer! Hope you have a great vacation as well!

July 22, 2010 at 2:51 PM  
Anonymous Robin said...

Sounds like you have a lovely trip planned ahead. And I'm more than a little jealous of the chance to put your feet up on the kiddie pool - looks so fun! :)

July 22, 2010 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger darcie said...

yay! Safety tats!

July 22, 2010 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Wow!! Sounds like you are having a busy summer! My family went to the Torchlight parade last night as well. I loved going to that parade growing up. Hope you have a great vacation when you leave!

July 22, 2010 at 3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The boys really wanted to hit the parade last night too, but we had the last day of soccer for the season.
We would love to put a coupon to use. Grant's birthday is Tuesday and he's already decided we're having Noodles!
Let's plan something when you get back from your trip!

~Nicole & boys

July 22, 2010 at 3:59 PM  
Anonymous Kelly E. said...

I like free food.

July 22, 2010 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Jon, Sara, Tyler, and Sophie said...

Yum! Sounds like a delicious new thing to try.

Have a safe trip. Can't wait to hear (or read) about all of your adventures!

July 22, 2010 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Oh, pick me!!! LOL My family & I have been on a "no out to eat, no Starbucks (Can you imagine, LOL), not extras" this month just to see how it affected our some FREE sammies would help us scratch that itch!

July 22, 2010 at 5:49 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

Cute shirt E has on...I think it looks like one of Kali's LOVE IT! :)

Have a great trip, let's connect when you get back!

July 23, 2010 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

We missed the parade! But, we went to the Mpls farmers market this AM and had drippy icecream after lunch on our walk to the car!

July 24, 2010 at 2:03 PM  

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