I missed two blog posts for the first time since starting my Monday Wednesday Friday posting schedule which made me sad. I’ve got several good reasons though.
1. I traveled to Minnesota Monday through Wednesday for work. When we travel in groups, we all go out to eat together so that’s what we did on Monday night. When we weren’t out, I was doing as much computer work as I could because between traveling and being in a school kitchen, there isn’t much time to get on the computer.
While I was in Minnesota, two coworkers and I made the trip to the Mall of America. It was awesome! We spent most of our time at the amusement park. They had three different roller coasters, a log ride, and several other carnival-type rides that we tore up!
After making our way through most of the rides, we stopped for dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe then walked the mall. While the size of it is impressive, it felt like a normal mall. I think the thing that sets it apart is the amusement park. We went back to the amusement park to ride some more rides then headed back to the hotel.
Minnesota was BEAUTIFUL and I can’t wait to go back. Some of my mom’s family is from there so I want to go back and see where they lived. All of people I met while I was there said they spent most of their summer at their lake cabins which I think is really cool. My cabin would have to have AC and running water if I lived there 🙂 Even though it was a super busy time to go, I’m glad I got to venture up there.
2. We got the keys to our house! Every free moment that I’ve had where I haven’t been out of town has been spent at the house or packing at the apartment. When I got to the house for the first time, I was shocked by how dirty it was. Cody did some pre-cleaning but there was still quite a bit that needed to be done. They had a dog and a guinea pig so there was hair everywhere plus they just moved and left the house how it was. So needless to say, I had to do some deep cleaning in order to be ok with moving our stuff in.
On Thursday we moved all the stuff in the apartment (minus the big stuff that Cody had already moved) and continued to paint. Cody painted the guest bathroom and we tackled the master bathroom and closet together. On Friday we went to the apartment to move my plants and clean up. I felt really sad to leave there because it was our first place and it’s a really nice area. However, it’s becoming more populated due to new apartments and the entertainment areas they’re building so it’s probably a good time to move.
On Saturday, we did some more painting and my mom and Nana came over to bring some of our wedding stuff. They helped wash all the kitchen stuff and put it away which was a huge help! This is a picture of us in the house with the tool kit my dad sent to us 🙂
We met them for dinner at Mariano’s in Arlington where I enjoyed a delicious frozen marg and some Tex-Mex. On Sunday we went to our new church which is way bigger than our last two churches. It seems like there are some nice people there. We did some more painting and patted ourselves on the back for hiring painters to take care of all the big rooms.
Hopefully we’ll be done painting by next weekend and can move onto the next project! I’m done with travelling for a little bit so I’m looking forward to getting back to a routine again. Hope you have a great week!