And that saying, unfortunately, applies to Fall Break. Initially, our plans involved traveling to Kentucky with Shane's grandma, but those plans fell through at the last minute due to Grandma being a little under the weather. I must say that a big part of me was relieved at the thought of not kicking off my long weekend with an 8 hour car ride, although I'm sure we would've had a great time.
Thursday, Shane had to work a half day, so Luke and I went to the outlet mall with my parents. As someone who loves to shop sales, my love for outlet malls knows no bounds. I spent way too much money, but I picked up some Christmas presents, clothes for Luke, and some really cute work clothes at the Banana Republic outlet. We ate lunch at the Chocolate Cafe, where I had an amazing white chocolate hot chocolate! It was a really fun day. My dad mostly chased Luke around while my mom and I shopped. Luke loved being outside, of course, and I had a really wonderful time with my parents.
Shane was off all day Friday, so we started out cuddling in bed with Luke, then we ate a nice breakfast. After that, we just relaxed on the couch.
Friday early afternoon, my friend Tammy and I had facial appointments. I got a Dead Sea facial treatment. I don't really have trouble with blemishes, but I felt like my skin needed some brightening. It was so wonderful and relaxing, and the spa was very accomodating in doing our facials at the same time.
After the facials, I dropped Tammy off, then went home where Luke was napping. After his nap, we went to a pumpkin patch. It was Luke's first time at a pumpkin patch, as last Halloween, he was only eight months. This pumpkin patch includes a free hayride out to the pumpkins. Luke was enthralled by everything and loved picking out a pumpkin! He started crying when we left, I think he would've stayed there all night!
Saturday morning, we did our usual trip to the grocery store, but instead of grabbing a quick breakfast, we went to a local bagel place and enjoyed bagels and coffee before heading to the store. While at the grocery store, I discovered that Prairie Farms makes CANDY CANE flavored milk. Hello, Prairie Farms people, I don't know how long you've been making this product, but you've seriously made the world a better place.
I had planned to run errands when Luke went down for a nap, but I really didn't feel like doing a lot, so I just stayed here and took a bath, which was an A+ decision on my part. As for today, we don't have any plans other than to just relax and spend time with another. It's been such a lovely Fall Break, and I hate to see it end! I honestly cannot imagine a better way to spend time than with my two favorite boys in the whole wide world, the three of us cuddling in bed together every morning, laughing and playing silly games. Lately I've felt so much negativity in the world around me that I needed this reminder of how positive life can be if I just let it.