Well this has been a whirlwind of a week! I need to jot down the highlights before I forget, and of course, I have limited photos because I was just too busy enjoying the time.
Sunday: Megan’s grad party. It was awesome! The weather was perfect – sunny, warm, light breeze. The food was great and probably the best idea I had. We overcame the road closure, had a large crowd, Scout behaved himself for the most part, and Megan had a great time. And I couldn’t have done it without the help of Lynn, Barb and Amanda. You guys are the best! I did manage to get one picture of these sweet kiddos giving Scout ice cubes.
And this one of the flowers I got for the centerpieces. But that’s it.
Monday: I took the day off to recover, return the chairs, and get stuff cleaned and packed up. It was another beautiful day and I started it off with a walk at LEPR. Scout and I came across this big old snapping turtle.
I also did laundry, and when I went down to put the last load in the dryer I discovered that the washer had died at some point during the rinse cycle. Dang.
Tuesday: I called HomeSmart first thing in the morning and set up a visit over Gary’s lunch hour. Turns out that the bearings are shot and so is the motor. Parts alone are $1,200 and not covered by HomeSmart because it’s a front loading machine. Zach was flying in at 4:50 and I had planned to pick him up but he changed his plans so Gary and I decided to go to Lowe’s for a new washer/dryer set. But first we stopped at Lift Bridge brewery for a fundraiser so I could see how they had it set up. And so I could have a beer. We brought Scout and he did so well. A couple of people asked to meet him and he got a little excited, but otherwise he laid in the grass by us and didn’t make a sound. We had hoped to have the new appliances delivered the next day (per the online ad), but discovered that they were two weeks out with deliveries. Dang.
Wednesday: The highlight of this day was dinner with Gary, Amanda, Ryan, Zach, Amy, Megan, Dick and Theresa at Buca in Eden Prairie. It was the only night Zach was available so we joined together so we could all see him. The food was AMAZING, and it was a really fun night. As you can tell by the expressions on Amanda and Zach’s faces while we were singing Happy Birthday to them. But really, it’s my photography skills, not them. We all had a great time.
Thursday: Megan’s graduation ceremony. I held it together – barely. It was another beautiful night and I was so proud (and relieved) as she walked across that stage. The group photo is her classmates from St. Peter’s elementary school. I love how they are all still friends.
And now I am ready to head off to Ladies Weekend, my favorite trip of the year!! I also have a couple of grad parties that I will need to duck out for on Saturday afternoon, but I am so looking forward to spending time with some of my favorite people. We are so lucky to get this time together! I will try to take more pictures. Have a great weekend!