Sunday, July 23, 2017

Kate is 33

Happy Birthday (a few weeks ago) to me :) It was such a wonderful birthday with some of the best visitors that I could've ever asked for - Bernadette and Kevin traveled all the way from Ireland to be here for my birthday. The pictures show how much fun we had exploring town, eating, reminiscing and playing with the girls. We watched their wedding video, looked through old scrapbooks, and talked about all the fun we've had over the years of visits here and visits to Ireland.

We also had to show them "real American living" at Kevin's request. We went to an American diner and got some fancy food (Chicken 'n Waffles, malts, and an American breakfast). That was Bernadette's favorite meal. We also got a Minnesota favorite, Juicy Lucy's, at Blue Door Pub in St. Paul where we drove them by St. Thomas. That was Kevin's favorite meal. I enjoyed showing them around Edina, St. Paul, and Wayzata to name a few. We, of course, had to go to the Mall of America where Bernadette shopped for shoes and candy - I'm told those are her two favorite things!

Jan and Steve had a wonderful swimming party for me on my birthday. We ate Chinese and birthday cakes (yes, cakes, as we ordered a Reese's ice cream cake and then realized that Bernadette and Kevin don't like peanut butter so we got a cookie cake from MOA because Bernadette remembers loving that at my 15th birthday party!)

Such a wonderful weekend with friends and family. I hope we an plan to see them again soon. Anyone want to go to Europe???

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

4th of July 2017

Such a fun weekend at the lake. Extended time off from work is always fun. The pictures speak for themselves. We hope everyone enjoyed the 4th of July weekend as much as we did!!