Time to go home

Matt and I flew home last week, to visit mom and dad since they are getting old.
We had a fun time visiting with lots of relatives.

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Mom got her Mother’s Day gift early since we were there.

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We were able to visit Theresa at school which was nice to see.

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Mom had a great time sharing family history with Andrew, Jamie and Matt.

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Matt and I had a chance to visit with Jamie’s cat Ally. I think she was ready to come home with us.

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Since there was not a Purdy’s candy store near by we had to stock up with other Canadian chocolate.

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I liked this pic of mom with Jamie and Matt.

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Baby books

Today when I was looking at baby clothes, I found all these old books. Laura and Trish can divide them up.

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The Canadian Mother and Child was my mother’s book when I was born, so it is a few years old.
Now she can learn how to fold a diaper :)

Jennifer’s baby shower

On Saturday Laura, Trish and I went to Jennifer’s baby shower.
The cupcakes were amazing.

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This one was almost too cute to eat.

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Laura became friends with Jennifer when we moved here from Kentucky when she was in 8th grade. It is so nice that they are both expecting sons within a couple weeks of each other.
Laura is also wearing the jumper I wore when I was pregnant.

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We had a great time visiting at the shower.
Ellen( Jen’s mom) , Laura, Jennifer, , Trish, Joan

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More snakes

Last night Stanton (a childhood friend of Matt) came by for a visit and gave Laura a snake bank for her son.

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It is so cute and a perfect gift for the year of the snake.

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It was great to visit with Stanton and wish him well on getting his MBA at Notre Dame. I gave him a Saint Christopher medal for a safe journey.

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Kinder chocolate

The whole family was together on the weekend, so we let Matt open the Kinder egg.

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A nice chocolate shell around the plastic egg

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A cute little coin flip game inside.

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When I read the fine print, I could see why they are not sold in the US. They don’t want little children chocking on the small parts.

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A fun delicious surprise.

Laura’s baby shower

We all had a great day on Saturday for Laura’s baby shower.
The table was decorated beautifully.

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Michelle made some very cute jungle cupcakes, elephant, monkey, lion

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She received this unique gift dressed as a baby.

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It is the year of the snake in China and Mongolia, so I made her a snake quilt.

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I also made a nice soft giraffe quilt. I quilted the giraffes in yellow thread.
Mark gave a cashmere giraffe hoodie for his grandson.

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It was fun to be with old friends again.
Laura with Pat and her granddaughter Kensie.

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We decorated onesies for the baby to wear.

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Komal made a very cute on for her first American baby shower.

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A big thanks to Patricia for hosting the party, and the rest of the group.
Michelle, Jennifer, Laura, Joan, Jana, Patricia

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Laura is holding the plates, cups, napkins from her baby shower a “few” years ago.

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I am just so happy to be here with Laura.

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Thanks again to Trish.

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Michelle made a very cute frame for Laura.

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Now it is time to decorate the room, and put away all the gifts.
Laura is happy to be pregnant along with Jennifer and Jana who were bridesmaids in her wedding party, and they are all due in May.

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Trip to Canada

Mark had to make a quick trip to BC Canada, so I said I would ride along.
Our first stop in Idaho. The Blizzard and burger were delicious.

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We drove thru Washington which was beautiful.

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Many many orchards.

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We made it to Canada.

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I had to check out this store.

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This was our free gift at the hotel.

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A first for me to see digital price codes.

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I have never seen these flavors for popcorn, pickle, ketchup

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A huge Kinder egg, to be eaten at home.

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The usual Kinder egg size.

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I am having a super great time.

Fast food

I have been home for a week, and really felt like some Wendy’s chili.

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Boy, did it taste good.