I hope you are all enjoy a restful day with family and friends! We had a little of both this weekend. Saturday we visited my good friend Kelly are her sweet kids up in the Berkshires. Every time we go up there I long to move back to Massachusetts. Maybe someday, when the economy is better and when there are better picking for jobs we’ll be able to move back to the Amherst area (where Drew and I both went to college). But I love the Berkshires, too. Anyway… it was great hanging out with Kelly. Sadly we do not get to see each other as often as we’d like to, even though we don’t live all that far away.
While we were in the area we also hit the outlets. I wanted some fall clothes for Laura and lucked out at Osh Kosh. I could have spent so much more, but I held back. Drew and I also had luck at Eddie Bauer, each getting a few long-sleeved shirts for the cooler weather ahead. The boys didn’t need anything, thanks to their birthdays being at the end of August.
Yesterday we drove in the opposite direction and visited Drew’s mom and aunt down in Westchester. The boys had a great time and we enjoyed some delicious burgers and ribs. And let’s not mention the spinach-artichoke dip that we devoured with a loaf of pumpernickel, okay? We’ll just all pretend that didn’t happen 😉
This morning we decided to run our errands for the week and had lunch out at Buffalo Wild Wings. My menu had the calories for each dish listed and it certainly helped us make our choices! It was so tasty. Their sauce is so flavorful I didn’t even miss not having the chicken fried. After we got home we’ve all just been relaxing and doing our own thing for a while. The boys played with Playmobil, Drew played his guitar, and I finished an article (I couldn’t help it — I just wanted it done). S’more brownies are currently baking as I type and I’m getting ready to grill some steaks for dinner. We opened a bottle of The Phantom by Bogle that we bought last fall. Deeeeelicious! And much lighter than I expected it to be. In a good way. I think it will be great with the filet mignon.
Tomorrow I’ll be making sure everything is ready for Jake’s first day of second grade on Wednesday. Second grade! The time goes by so fast.