Weekend Recap: Whirlwind Trip Home

Hey there, long time no blog!  I am still struggling a bit on the blogging consistently front, but hopefully you all will bear with me on that!


This past weekend I took a quick trip home, and was back in St. Louis again in just over 24 hours.  The reason for the trip was to hang out with my parents and my nephews.  The boys were staying there for a few days, and I couldn't say no to the opportunity to see them, and be an extra set of hands to help out my parents.  Bonus, I got to see my grandma, too!


Some of the highlights...


My youngest nephew is talking SO much, and he even says 'Em' now!  It comes out more as 'Eh', but I will take it.  Definitely close enough.


We had some dance parties...the boys are quite the country music fans.  Plus a little 'wheels on the bus', and 'pumpkins on the gate' thrown in there, too.


As I mentioned, my grandma visited for a few hours, too.  I miss her hugs so much, but I am so happy to be able to see her in person.


Even though it was chilly, we did get outside for a bit.  This tree had all the fall colors going, and it was nice to get that fresh air.  Plus we had to check out the Halloween blow up next door.  I feel like more and more people decorate the outside of their houses for Halloween and it's so fun!



We attempted to check out a local drive thru fall fest, but the line was long and we all were getting a bit too hungry to wait.  I think we made the right choice, because it sounded like people were in line for hours!  


I always eat well when back home - my mom made her chicken noodle soup for lunch (and pumpkin squares!), we had my favorite local pizza, Mario's, for dinner and to go with eggs and bacon Sunday morning, we had houska for toast.  If you aren't familiar, it's a Czech bread that has raisins and sliced almonds in it...it's so darn good.


And just like that, I was headed back to St. Louis.  I did normal weekend stuff when I got home, and got to watching some Hallmark Christmas movies.  Countdown to Christmas started this weekend, and my DVR is already full with a few new movies, as well as some of the old ones I haven't seen before.  The end of the evening came all too soon.  


Ready or not, the new week is here, and it's going to be a busy one.  But hopefully a good one, too.


Linking up with Lindsay.

11 comments

  1. This weekend went by way too fast! I even asked myself what day it was when I woke up haha! I'm so glad you got to go home and visit/help out. Even though it was short, it sounds like a great trip!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  2. Glad you were able to get home for a bit!! I need to start watching some feel good hallmark movies!! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

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  3. Sounds like you had a great visit with family. I'm with you on the blogging consistency. It seems like the first thing to go when life gets hectic!

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    1. It was really nice. Yes, sometimes I just cannot look at another computer screen after a long day!

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  4. I'm so glad you were able to get over there to see your sweet nephews, even if it was a whirlwind of a trip! That tree is gorgeous! I'm patiently waiting for our leaves to change here. They've started to turn a little bit, but we still have a few weeks to go before we reach peak. Hope your week is off to a good start!

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  5. What a great visit with family! That Czech bread sounds delicious! Thanks for linking up with Hello Monday! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

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    1. The bread is delicioussss! I really want to try make it myself, since I can't find a bakery around here that sells it, but it's kind of intimidating!

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  6. That sounds like such a fun weekend.

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  7. Oh, such a fun fall weekend. Little kids are so much fun. Question - does your mom make cake-like pumpkin squares with cream cheese frosting, or the ones that are more pie consistency with strudel on top? I make the 2nd kind but would love to have a recipe for the more cake-bar type.

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    1. Hi there! Hers are more cake-like and SO GOOD. You can find the recipe here:
      http://alittlebitofemily.blogspot.com/2015/11/pumpkin-squares.html , or if you go up to the top, click on recipes, scroll towards the bottom and click on 'pumpkin squares'.

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