Wednesday, July 25, 2007

And a fun time...

was had by all! My girls weekend was great! I missed my boys but I sure had a good time with my girlfriends.

Maggie's dad flies his own plan so he came and picked us up on Friday afternoon and flew us over to Wausau. Here we all are at the welcome sign at the airport there. Here is the wonderful sunset from Friday evening.

We spent Friday night, most of Saturday, and early Sunday morning scrapping. I got up to month 8 in Owen's album! I had wanted to finish it but it wasn't to be. So I have 5 layouts left to do. Hopefully I will have time soon to crank those out. Between the three of us (Nik doesn't scrapbook) we completed 32 pages!

We toured scenic Wausau and saw the houses Maggie grew up in and all the schools she went to as well as her dad's company. We stopped at Michael's and JoAnn's for a couple of things and then had ice cream at a place called Brique's.

Maggie's parents house is beautiful. Right on the lake. We had a boat ride Saturday evening. It was better than a bed and breakfast! I slept in a king sized bed all by myself! Which only made sense since I am the smallest!! Nik, Mag, and Lori slept in another room altogether in twin sized beds! But they had their own little snoring symphony going on!

I haven't stayed up that late (willingly) drank that much (it wasn't THAT much, I'm a light weight) or laughed that hard in a long time! Lori was surprised to find out this was my first girls weekend. After I thought about it though, I did have one in college with my roommates. And I lived with 4 other girls in college for a year so that counts for something.

Our return trip on Sunday was a little bumpy. There were a couple of storm cells we had to fly between. It's a 45 minute trip which ended up being 50 because of the little reroute. Due to the storms there were some incredible clouds though!

Here I am on the plane.

Here is Maggie's dad getting all the instruments ready. Lori flew shotgun on the way back. She loved it!
And here is a shot of the clouds. We were between layers of clouds which was really neat. A bit bumpy but still cool.

Here is Minneapolis as we were flying in to the cities.

And here is St. Paul. If you are familiar with the area, we flew into the St. Paul airport.

How often to you get a view of the city like this! We had to bank kind of hard to come back around and land and it was scary and exciting all at the same time. I think I was less scared because I was too busy taking pictures!
And now for the cute Owen picture! Here is a little shot of him I took last week. I had been in the kitchen and he was in the living room playing with his books. When I went back into the living room he was sitting on the ledge of the fireplace "reading". He's not supposed to be up there but he was just so cute I had to get the camera.
And speaking of my little man. We were with my mom today and he was in the backseat jabbering away and she asked me if I thought he was saying "peek-a-boo". He makes some of the same sounds over and over but I don't always pay close attention and I guess she thought something he'd been saying sounded familiar and maybe it was "peek-a-boo. I said maybe, so I turned around and looked at him and said "peek-a-boo" and clear as day he said it right back! So my mom and I did it a few more times and he smiled and laughed and didn't say it again! Stinker. But it was so cute how he said it right back. So now I have to pay more attention to what he's jabbering because it could be words I will understand! He's been saying "hi" for a week or two now and he's even saying it to strangers. Morgan said he was saying "hi" to everyone he saw at the grocery store on Sunday and thought it was so great when people would say it back to him.

Okay. Off to iron Morgan a shirt and then read some Harry Potter before bed! I am almost 1/2 way through that monster of a book! Anyone else reading it??


michele G. said...

Glad you had a great trip!!! The book-the best one yet!!!! I read it from cover to cover in one day!! I could not put it down!!!!

Rachael said...

Sounds like a great trip!! I love the pictures!!

Lynn said...

It makes me so happy to hear that you had a terrific time with your friends this past weekend. Not to mention that you got 8 layouts done! Awesome!
I just love all your photos from your trip, but the sunset one just blew me away... incredible!

BonnieRose said...

wow.. looks like u had fun scrapping and a plane ride.. how fun! lucky you!

Jill said...

That sounds like a great trip! Lori must have had so much fun being copilot!!!!!! Great pictures!!!!

Alyssa said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Love the sunset's beautiful!

EquineSpirit said...

Wow! Great pics and it looks like you had so much fun! I love flying in smaller planes such as that. I would have had a blast!

By the way...Owen's a doll! I just love when babies/toddlers babble about who knows what. It's so adorable!!

How's the book coming along? I finished it Tueday afternoon...about 30 hours after I started. I just couldn't put the darn thing down!! AWESOME book!