Thursday, May 6, 2010

What we have been up to...

Hello!  This week has been a whirlwind of fun!  My Mom flew in on Monday and we have been having fun ever since!  Everyday has been filled from top to bottom!  On Tuesday my Mom took Molly to the zoo for a day of adventure.  Eric and I sadly had to work, but I think Molly enjoyed having her Grandma all to herself. 

Yesterday my Mom, Molly, and I went to the botanical gardens around here.  We were trying to find this one park, but stumbled upon the gardens instead.  It was fun to walk around and look at all of the different horticulture Wisconsin has to offer. 




I took over 100 pictures, you are welcome for me sparing you!  Then today we went and toured a pre-school that I would LOVE Molly to go to next year.  It's through the parks department and it's at the middle school in our new town.  Which we can walk to!  Not that I am walking there in the winter months when it is bitter cold, but when it's nice, I will for sure walk there with Molly.  The teachers were so nice and they come highly recommended from other pre-schools in the area!  So I think, if I can talk Eric into it, hopefully tomorrow we will be signing her up.  There are only 16 spots a year, so we need to move quickly.

Eric has been at the house very waking moment he has when he is not in a meeting or at work.  Today he is starting on refinishing the hardwood floors and our friend who is a contractor is over there with Eric right now helping out.  Thank you Jesus for friends with tools!!  I know Eric has been so excited and anxious to start on making everything the way we want it, and I am so thankful for him and his motivation!

My Mom and I also went and walked around the cute little historic area in our new town today too.  We had a couple of minutes before our tour of the school, so we went into some really sweet shops.  Anyone out there like Taste of Home cookbooks or the magazine?  Well, the outlet is located right here!  So I picked up some recipe books for 99 cents!  I know my MIL will be there all of the time when she comes to visit.  We also went into this fun candy shop, it was expensive, but cute!  There are so many more shops that I want to venture into, just without Molly!  Unless she is in her stroller, which she is now protesting against, it's like a bull in a china shop! 

Tomorrow we have some errands to run and just enjoy our last day together.  My Mom flies back on Saturday morning.  And...tomorrow is the premier of Friday Night Lights on NBC!!  I am beyond excited!  I LOVE that show!  So we will be watching that.  Although my Mom has already seen all of them since she has Direct TV and it's on there during the regular season and now NBC gets it.  Needless to say, I am pumped!

10 comments:

Kelly said...

Sounds like you've been having a great time!! I love the pics from the botanical gardens. Beautiful!

Kristin said...

I loved all of the pictures. That's it, I have to come visit you now!! LOL! It sounds like your new town is so neat!

I was laughing to myself about Eric and the power tools. It sounds so much like the guys getting our new church ready. Trust me, when it's all said and done, Eric probably won't want to see a power tool for a long time! haha!!

I hope your Mom has a safe trip home and that you have a wonderful Mother's Day!! Love ya!

April said...

How wonderful you were able to spend a beautiful weekend with your mom and molly :) Congratulations on the house! It's a HUGE step and a deserving accomplishment. Owning is best and it's great that you have put those rough weeks of "waiting" behind you! WooHoo!

the Spocks said...

Congrats on your house!!

Becca said...

I just adore that picture of the three of you! Such a great shot! Sounds like y'all are having so much fun exploring your new town! I know you are more than excited to have your house completely done and get all cozy in!

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Holly said...

That's great your mom got to come and visit you! I'm sure she's having a lot of fun being with you all. Your new area sounds like a really nice place.

Katie said...

Your mom is percious, how special. Love the garden pics!!

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I hope your Mom has a safe trip home
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Because of Love said...

That picture of Molly by the flowers is precious! Print that and frame it!!!!

I can't wait to see some more pics of your house.

(I feel like I've missed so much in the last 2 weeks!)