Sunday, September 4, 2011

roadtrippin' it through Minneapolis, MN!!

 we're baaaaack!
we made it back from the roadtrip late last night - and our bodies are feel the after effects of so many hours on the road, but it was so worth it. the family and i agreed this morning at breakfast that it was probably one of the best roadtrips we'd had as a family.
with that said, i have sooo many pictures to share. i'll try not to show you allll of them.
but here are a few from our weekend pit-stop in Minneapolis, Minnesota!


we spent a lot of time at the Mall of America.
and if you know how large that place is (there are 3 Forever 21's!), you know it takes days to explore the entire place. i was especially fond of the amusement park, even if i didn't ride any of the rides. i was just giddy over the fact that parts of The Might Ducks movies were filmed here. (Charlie was my childhood crush - him in those rollerblades - whoohoo!)


the sisters and i loved walking through the Lego place.
the colors, mesmerizing. meet Woody, flattering.
we're just big kids like that.


and i have mad love for Forrest Gump, so i had to get a picture on the bench outside of Bubba Gump Shrimp. 
"Life is like a box of chocolates..."


of course, a definite highlight of the trip was spending time with my dear, sweet friend Moriah (of Josiah's Nest). and i was especially excited to finally meet little miss Lucia! she was an adorable as can be - and so pretty like her momma! the one hour we had together went by way too quickly. 

also thanks for showing my guest bloggers so much love.
i hope you all enjoyed them as much as i love them.
you guys are seriously the best!

much love.
[happy weekend, friend.]

22 comments:

  1. Wow! There F21's? That is crazy! So glad you guys had such a wonderful time. I adore that Forrest Gump photo of you. So fun!

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  2. Looks like you had a great time!! I've never been to the Mall of America, but it does sound massive! And those pictures with Lucia are adorable :)

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  3. 3 forever 21's? Yikes girl. Did they sale different stuff or was it just 3 look-a-likes? lol so crazy. Glad you had fun there. I want to eat at BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP soooo very bad. mmmm

    ♥cheche

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  4. Holy. More than one F21's?! Hahaha! You look super cute on that Forrest Gump bench! :)

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  5. Aww, you visited my hometown! MOA is great and the amusement park used to be called Camp Snoopy! I miss that place :)

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  6. Looks like you had one fun trip girl! can't wait to here more :)

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  7. Okay dude, next time you are in the area you MUST tell me! I live all of 35 minutes from the MOA!

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  8. that photo of all the green Lego pieces is incredible!

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  9. Great pictures! You all are SO cute! And, that road trip looked like SO much fun!

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  10. aw ilene you're so cute! looks like you had a graaand time :)

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  11. Hi! Funny how I just found your blog and I read about you being in MN...that's where I live!! MOA is amazing and I can't believe I live where there's such a fabulous place! Great pictures, beautiful ladies! :)

    I look forward to reading more from you. Stop by and say hello sometime!

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  12. That mall sounds amazing! It would be so much fun to walk through. And the Lego place. Lovely!

    I loved Mighty Ducks! I still watch those movies now. My fave was Banks (or did they call him Banksy) I don't know but I had some weird thing for him. Haha. x

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  13. Looked like you had a great time! Love the pic of you in the Forrest Gump bench. I want to go to Minneapolis!

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  14. I loved seeing you so much! It was much too short of a visit! We've gotta have another reunion soon! :)

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  15. awwww great pics!! and that's sooo awesome you got to meet up with moriah and meet cutie lucia!!!

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  16. 3 F21s? meeting a life sized Woody? meeting Lucia & Moriah?!
    girl, that was one awesome road trip. i'd like to hijack a ride with you next time you go on one. ;)

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  17. Looks like you had a fabulous time! I love MN...been there many times for work and my best friend lived there when he worked at Aveda for years. Glad you had fun :) xoxo

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  18. Oh my goodness, this looks like so much fun! I adore the shot of the legos!

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  19. your back in my town!! :D I love Minneapolis but it's weird that I dont go to the mall of america too often since it's just soooo big! Both of your sisters look like twins! so beautiful!

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  20. Forrest Gump will forever be one of my favorites.

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