My mom is leaving early tomorrow morning, so I’m doing my best to soak up every last minute with her. I will actually be heading to Florida toward the end of next week, so I’ll see her again soon, but there’s something special about having her here with me in our new hometown. I just want to see and do everything with her!
Our day today began with a mother/daughter Jazzercise work out! Taking Jazzercise with my mom during her visit here has made me want to get more involved with my local studio. It really is such a fun work out and I always leave in a good mood.
After class, we drove to La Patisserie, a local family-owned bakery and café, for some sweet treats to bring home with us for dessert tonight.
La Patisserie was highly recommended to me by both our realtor and one of my girlfriends, so I have high hopes for the pumpkin spice cupcake I chose for myself! (The fact that it isn’t already gone is some kind of miracle.)
On our way home, we got to chatting in the car and decided to go out for breakfast at a new-to-me restaurant. Sun Up Café is another restaurant I had been meaning to try thanks to a series of recommendations and I’m glad we popped in this morning.
I loved all of the natural lighting and our food was quite tasty!
The huevos rancheros was fabulous!
Once we were done eating, we ran a few errands related to the gallery wall I am hoping to complete today. I bought tons of frames at IKEA last week and have done my best to fill them with photographs, a beautiful picture of Sadie from a talented blog reader and other PicMonkey-made designs.
(Sadie and her tennis ball have supervised the entire process.)
It’s definitely taking longer than I anticipated to get everything together, but I am hopeful we can get everything on the wall in my home office tonight and worry about filling the three remaining empty frames later.
One of our pit stops for the day took us to HomeGoods where we ended up leaving with a new dog bed and blanket for Sadie. As I’ve mentioned before, she’s such a baby about sitting or laying down on hardwood floors, so we got her a new bed and cozy blanket (she’s a burrower!) and she’s already a big fan of both.
Now I’m in serious need of a shower before it’s time to head out to coach my Girls on the Run team! After practice we have plans to go out to dinner for my mom’s last night here and I’m looking forward to a night of good eatin’!
Have a wonderful evening, my friends!