Hey guys! I hope you all had a great time celebrating the 4th and enjoying SUMMER! 😉 The past few days in R-ville have been rather busy. XD Jehosheba and I had our last appointment with our orthodontist from MN! The day before we left, I was busy worrying about my babies (Inky and Dreamer 😉 ) and writing up a very long list of instructions for Daddy and the boys (who were going to be watching them).
Very early the morning of the seventh, Mama, Jehosheba, Dovid and I got in our van and drove to Atlanta to catch our flight to Minnesota. I slept most of the drive down. XD Masks were mandatory everywhere (including during the whole flight…my ears hurt so bad by the end of the trip!). We got Dovid to wear one for a while, which was SO cute!
I read most of Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson during the flight. It was SUCH a good book!
After the flight was over, and we arrived in MN and got our rental car, we grabbed supper at SmashBurger. *cheers* I love burgers, fries and onion rings. 😉 We went to a little game store and bought some fun stuff! I bought two things of Crazy Aaron’s putty! XD They’re so great! XD We bought a couple games as well. We went to Panera and got some dessert/coffee and tried to play a game. But Dovid was very….uh, what’s the word. Very restless. XD So we headed back to the hotel and spent the rest of the night talking/laughing!
The next morning after a pitiful hotel breakfast consisting of a granola bar, we brushed our teeth very well and then headed over to our ortho appointment!
Everyone there was SO nice and it was great to have my braces off!!
After that was over, we drove to downtown Stillwater, MN and spent the majority of the afternoon there. We went to a little coffee shop and got a coffee. 😉
We went to several little shops.
We went to a couple candy stores and bought a bunch to eat/take home. *big smile* I have a great love for sour candies, so I got a ton of those. XD XD (As of the moment of writing this, I am so sick of candy. XD I was actually dreaming of huge plates of broccoli and beautiful non-greasy crumbled pieces of meat!)
In Stillwater there is one of the three liftbridges in this country! They lift it every half hour, so we got to see that. It was pretty cool!
We went to a little tea and spice store which smelled AMAZING! We got some great looking tea there! Then we headed to Ziggy’s for lunch. All of us got beef street tacos there. They were so good!!!
Then we got headed to the GREAT ice cream shop Nelson’s. We went there once when we lived in Minnesota and it was amazing!! The sizes are HUGE and the flavors SO good! We got one to split and ate that on the way back to the airport.
We got to the airport about three hours before we even boarded the plane. XD So we walked around a lot, got more coffee/drinks and read a bunch. XD After we took off, I read more and listened to music. (Mainly Casting Crowns and NF).
It was weird realizing that we really have no reason to go back to MN anymore. This is from my journal:
We just took off and we’re in the air now. It’s surreal, really. Looking down and seeing the lakes, roads and little cities stretched out on the flat land and realizing that this is goodbye. For real. We don’t have any reason to go back to Minnesota anymore. This is really, truly goodbye to MN. I’ll miss things about it, but on the whole, I’m glad to have moved.
It was around 11 PM by the time we landed. *eyes droop* It took another hour before we got back to the parking and our van and then another hour before we were in our hotel room. XD (We had to try three different hotel rooms because they smelled terribly like smoke). We were all so tired and I slept surprisingly well (which is unusual for me!)
The morning of the ninth, we got up late and then headed over to Ponce City Market and got coffee and each got a hundred-layer doughnut. *drools*
The drive home was fun and long. XD Dovid was crying/fussy for a lot of it and was hard to calm down. He was so sick of being in vehicles and unable to run free. I felt like a terrible sister – I was feeding him doughnut and candy and he kept grabbing my coffee and drinking it….XD (Don’t worry, now that he’s home he’s back to his diet of water and veggies…sort of. XD)
We got back and were welcomed by a very happy/cute/excited family! It was great to see everyone again! And my babies were okay and happy to see me again! 😉
Have you ever been to Minnesota? Do you like candy? Have you had to have orthodontic treatment? Do you like doughnuts?