It has been such a crazy few weeks! I'm not used to so much activity! The second weekend of August, I took the girls up to Chicago to meet my cousin Denise. My kids don't really know my family at all. My dad and I weren't close and he died 11 or 12 years ago already. Sadly, when I came to Illinois, I didn't insist on going to Wisconsin to visit any of the Purdy side of my family. Could never convince them that Wisconsin was a fabulous vacation destination.
Anyway, Denise and I were the best of buddies during the summer when I was growing up and it was SO great to spend some time with her! The girls and I loved hanging out with her! Now to make sure I don't wait another 10 years to visit again! My August gift from Rich was a super posh hotel room that we all shared. It was amazing! If you have the chance to stay at the Monaco, I highly recommend it.
We also spent time with my nephew Gib and his lovely family! They had just had an new baby boy so I got to cuddle and love on him. He was the recipient of the Puppy & Kitty quilt done recently. They really seemed to like it. You know how that goes, do they really like it or are the being nice? I thought it was great, so I'm going with that!
Before our trip, I did that retreat in Mascoutah, which was also fun. I started this bag there but finished it the day after getting back from Chicago. We walked 5 miles the first day and another 7 on the second. You know me, not exactly a fitness freak. Needless to say, Monday I could barely move and it was wonderful to sit at my machine all day.
Lots more happened on vacation. I posted everything on Facebook, if you want to take a look.