I LOVE Fall Break…and I love that the hurricanes have stayed far enough away from us this year so that we actually get to keep those off days to have some adventures!
Most of you know that I have a quest to visit all 50 states and I currently have EIGHT more states to go! For Fall Break this year I am going to get to knock off two move states and Ella gets to take her first-ever plane trip!
Here’s the plan:
-Saturday: Minneapolis, Minnesota
-Sunday: Fargo, North Dakota (State 43 for me!)
-Monday: Ellsworth, Wisconsin (State 44 for me!)
-Tuesday: Back home!!
Mid-west Fall Break here we come!
Who cares that it isn’t “officially” fall yet?! When you get an opportunity to knock a few items off on the 2018 Fall Bucket List, you just go for it!
Life being crazy-busy like it is and will be for the next year or so, we seriously thought about canceling our trip to Blue Ridge. However, when remembering Gretchen Rubin’s words in my ear to “choose the bigger life,” we headed out for another whirlwind weekend getaway.
In less than 72 hours we crammed in the following:
-Chicky bowls at our favorite Cuban restaurant in Blue Ridge
-Blairsville’s First-ever Taste of the Mountains
-Downtown Blue Ridge Window shopping
-Addie Milked a Cow!
Have you explored your own hometown lately? Waring and I did just that last weekend. I have been wanting to explore the Starland District in downtown Savannah during the 1st Friday Arts March for a year or so now. For one reason or another things have not worked out until…. last Friday!
Waring and I took the littlest out on the town to meet Mer, Justin, and Baby Eli out for Tacos and a walk through the Starland District. We saw a pretty wild flower art exhibit, tasted olive oil and vinegar, ate tacos, and enjoyed some time catching up with friends. I love it when bucket list items are: 1). close to home 2). reasonably priced 3). pretty painless to accomplish 4). fun!!!
From Breckenridge, New Orleans, Pensacola, to Boston, Spring Break over the past several years has always been full of adventure. Even in college I made sure to NEVER miss a Spring Break adventure opportunity from Daytona Beach, Chicago, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, there have been many memories made! However, this year’s Spring Break was full of a different type of adventure. I had a full to-do list of things to cross off and accomplish in order to be as productive as possible and prepare to bring Eleanor home. We started off the break with a great family brunch downtown, followed by a family fun Easter, a week of crazy decluttering, and a whirlwind trip to Lynchburg, VA with Waring as he spent his weekend at Liberty University. He sat through classes all day and I explored, ate good food, got a mani-pedi, and caught up on my to-do list making. All in all I am thankful for the time off, the time with Addie and Waring, and another Spring Break in the books!
Here is my to-do this for the week and an update on what I was actually able to accomplish:
Visit Meredith and Baby Eli- CHECK, twice!
Take Addie to the Dentist for a cleaning and check-up -CHECK! Addie was a super brave girl!
- Buy a new rocking recliner for the living room— NOPE
- Create memory boxes for Addie and Ella— Bought the boxes…but haven’t put it all together yet.
Create April Monthly Goals- CHECK! Yes, this is something I do each month and I am addicted!
Declutter the WHOLE HOUSE–CHECK! This pretty much took all week and created a cluttered mess in the entire house, but at this point every closet is organized, the cabinets in the kitchen have new contact paper laid out, and I even found the space to put up a small coffee bar in the kitchen!
- Setup Ella’s Nursery- Partially…. We are finished except hanging up some pictures and finishing the crib that was mailed to us without HARDWARE!?!
- Touch-up paint in hallways— NOPE
- Recaulk bathroom tub — NOPE
Clean oven- CHECK!
Unpack baby stuff from the attic– CHECK, thanks Waring!
Wash all of Ella’s hand-me-downs from Addie– CHECK!
- Take a trip to the Front Porch Cafe and have a library date– Nope, maybe sometime soon.
Go bowling- CHECK!