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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Brief #137

"Mama, I think I like parades."

This photo is from the weekend. We went to Decorah, home of my alma mater, Luther College, for a "girls' weekend." I and three of my college friends gathered at one of said friends' homes with our kids in tow. We stayed at Sarah's house. She has two boys ages 4 and almost 2. Becky brought her son, 3.5 years, with her from The Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul), and I brought Little Man and Megan. Megan was my college roommate for a year. Megan lived with Sarah for a year, as well. Becky and I had a ton of classes together during our second year of college and she lived with Sarah for three years. We're all kind of stuck with each other.

It was Nordic Fest in Decorah. It's kind of like Syttende Mai here...but it's in July. It was so frickin' hot outside! I don't even know where to begin with how hot it was! We got up early on Saturday to do a 5K. It was 85 by the time we finished around 9am. After that, we went to the Fireman's Pancake Breakfast for, well, breakfast. And then the parade. We found some shade...sort of. But still, we were all dripping from the 5K and we were outside, on a street, in a river valley (Upper Iowa River), where the heat was insane. I kept dumping water on Little Man and letting him drink out of my water bottle. But, he seemed to enjoy the parade.

Megan and I went to the yarn shop and the Decorah Hatchery (where we get our Quality Chicks shirts) before heading to campus to hit the bookstore. Little Man was in need of a new Luther shirt or something.

Other than that, there isn't much going on. I'm working on some secret swap items that I need to finish this week because they go out next week...and cleaning. I hate cleaning. We'll see.

Perhaps I'll have pictures of yarn and FOs next week...


  1. Little Man looks like he had a great time at the parade. His cheeks are so cute!

  2. What fun you're having. Awesome event to participate in and cool excursions.
    Little Man has such a cute smile and glad to see him so happy.
    I hate cleaning too.