I don’t often take a vacation without my family, but that’s what I did last week. I flew to Washington to spend a few days with my sister and her family. For me it was a *real* vacation – so nice to relax away from my messy house. Matt watched the boys and, as a nice side benefit, has a new appreciation for what it means to be a stay-at-home mom.
We painted a room,
I got my hair cut (and my eyebrows done for the first time ever),
I didn’t sew a stitch,
I sewed just a few stitches on Joanna’s industrial Juki.
and got to know my nephews a little bit better.
My sis made me a red bag (she’s got a new Etsy shop: Cecil + Edith),
AND I got new shoes to match. Those of you who live in the Pacific Northwest may think that Fred Meyer is just another store, but I always get something fun every time I go with my sis. Thanks for the shoes Fred!
There are so many good reasons to have family that lives close by – reasons that weren’t on my radar 10 years ago. It was so much easier to travel before we had kids and now that we do, I find myself wishing that they knew their cousins better. I had so much fun with you, Jo! Thanks for having me!
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