I don’t know about you but I sometimes need some good quality time with a good friend. I adore my kids and my husband but some time with a buddy can kind of help recharge your battery. Last week my great friend Katie came for her yearly visit. We had so much fun! It was like we were in high school again, which is where we met. There was a lot of laughing, drinking coffee, eating junk food, more laughing, playing Just Dance, more laughing, and we even got in a couple good workouts! She showed me some yoga and I introduced her to Jillian Michael’s and her body revolution DVDs. I think we decided to both stick to what we love when it comes to exercise.
Katie has always been so good with the kids. Here she is having a deep conversation with my little guy over morning coffee.
This is our tradition every time she visits… My homemade chicken noodle soup and Mountain Dew.
She also gets her special breakfast which is a toad-in-the-hole and coffee.
Here she is in previous years when she would visit 2009/2010
Ok moving on! We made a trip to the mall, which was awesome. And um… even more awesome without kiddos. Katie tried on engagement rings (just for fun, kind of… hint hint Troy!), we drooled over the bags in Coach, we tried on shoes, and just enjoyed walking around a quiet mall on a Tuesday.
Good retail therapy, even if you don’t spend very much! This ended up being her favorite
Me sitting pretty in this nice chair in Victoria Secret’s while Katie tried on something
I might have to add these to my Christmas list
On the last day she was here, we headed out to take some pictures. We are lucky to have these gorgeous falls by us. The weather was also perfect that day!
So after staring at the falls, we took some pictures for my Etsy shop. Katie is an awesome model! This one is very, Senior Picture
Isn’t she purdy??
All items are listed in the Etsy Shop! Head on over if you want to check them out Fountain Top Creations
Of course we can’t take ourselves too seriously…
On the way back we got some tasty bagels then she had to head home. We had so much fun having her here! I can’t wait to have some “Katie Time” again.
Also, don’t forget about the Holiday Gift Guide over on Maggie Whitley’s Blog. There are some great handmade shops featured and some even have discount codes. It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping! I also have a code available for 15% off purchases in my shop. Head over and check out some great items!