Hey there! I am sorry it ended up being a little quiet on the blog this past week. I had thought I would have a little more time to write up some posts, but my family visit to NJ ended up being jam packed. Since I had not seen anyone in quite a while I wanted to soak up the time. Today I wanted to share a few highlights from that trip!
It is so funny how when you go home you immediately feel like everything old is new again. There is a certain déjà vu around anything and anyone. I had a great time visiting at some of my old stomping places.
NJ Trip Highlights
Who says you cannot go home again?
I have mentioned my unabashed love for Whole Foods many a time on the blog before. That has not changed! An old food store back home was converted to a Whole Foods location. Naturally I had to pay it a visit.
I was also pleasantly surprised that Whole Foods thanked me for my visit on Instagram. Does it get any better than that?
Bridesmaid Dress Shopping
This was so much fun! Lesley, my sister, is getting married next June and has been really eager to go bridesmaid dress shopping together. These are the things that become a little difficult when you live far away unfortunately. We went to Bella Bridesmaids in Madison, and I proceeded to try on lots and lots of dresses!
Since she was unsure about colors it was an important piece to get accomplished. This will be an important piece of the puzzle as she starts to look at different items for the reception. She made some decisions in terms of colors and styles and got the whole process underway!
As I shared in my 2015 Summer Bucket List this was crucial! My mom and I picked a day that had absolutely fabulous weather. We drove to Long Branch for the afternoon to walk on the beach and get lunch. It was all very lovely.
Rook Coffee Roasters
I made a pit stop at Rook Coffee Roasters which has delicious coffee. It is one of Scott’s favorites so I snagged a bag and t-shirt to bring home as a small gift.
Luckily my visit timed out well and I was able to celebrate my sister’s birthday with her. We had people over for a small party on Sunday and it was nice to be part of all of the festivities.
Shopping at Short Hills Mall
The best mall ever! No really – it is often one of the top listed on those lists that float around. My mom is doing a little variation on flat Stanley with a gardening knome. Cute, right?
Other highlights included a nice dinner with Scott’s parents who also live locally. I also had a chance to catch up with a few girlfriends. The week totally flew by.
There was lots of good food…
A few short workouts…
Now I am back in Austin and settled in…well, there is still a lot of laundry, but that appears to be never ending.
Have a wonderful weekend, and I will see you back here on Monday!
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