Sometimes I just don’t believe how fast the days fly by! My parents arrived for their visit with us this past Saturday and they are already leaving tomorrow morning, Every time they visit, we always run out of time before we get to do everything or go everywhere we wanted to. But I guess that’s what happens when they live 700 miles away! It’s ok though. Since they’re retired, they come visit often! We did manage to do a few fun (fun to us, anyhow!) things while they were here!
Anytime my parents come to visit, we ALWAYS go shopping together. Now, we don’t go on any crazy shopping sprees and spend a zillion dollars (where would I get the zillion dollars to spend???!!!), we’re mostly browsing and treat ourselves to a few things. One of our favorite places to go, and I’ll bet one of your faves too, is Kohl’s. This time Ma and I both had $10.00 Kohl’s cash that we could use, and Ma went to the first place she always does in ANY Kohl’s she goes to, the clearance jewelry! Seriously, I can’t believe some of the deals we’ve gotten! I didn’t get to snap a picture of the bracelet Ma got before she packed it up to take home, but this watch down below that Courtney got was originally $40.00 and she got it for eight bucks!
I got a few great deals myself, too! I’ll just let you check out the pictures below with the clearance price tags so you can see them. Now these are what I call sweet deals!
Another thing we always do when my parents come to visit is go out to eat. Rather than fancy, expensive dinners, we always opt for inexpensive, relaxing lunches. There may be a difference of opinion on which place we all like best, but for me and Courtney, it’s Panera Bread all the way! Our orders are ALWAYS the same when we go; a Greek salad and whole grain baguette for me, and Courtney’s is a Caesar salad and a regular baguette.
I think the most fun we have when my parents visit is when we play Apples to Apples! Have you ever played that game? It is hilarious!!! We could play for hours!!! It’s just the four of us, though; Ma, Daddy, Courtney and me. Greg’s not one for games, so he’s usually watching TV in the next room listening to the rest of us act silly! I keep telling him he doesn’t know what he’s missing!
So that has been our Spring break so far! It’s no Disney vacation, but to us, spending time hanging out, shopping and eating lunch is even better as long as we’re all together!
What do you like to do when you get together with family?
What’s your favorite place to shop /eat?
Have you ever played Apples to Apples?
What games do you and your family love to play?