I Believe I Promised Some Pictures

We’re home!  We’re unpacked!  We survived! 

We left Virginia this morning at black-o’clock AM.  I think it was somewhere between 3:00 and 3:30.  We all fell asleep (all meaning the kids and me — Husband was our chauffeur so he had to stay awake) and woke up three-and-a-half hours later in Pennsylvania.  It was such a huge improvement over our trip down that we will never consider making the trip in daylight again. 

By the time everyone was fully awake, it was time for breakfast.  After clogging our arteries at the home of the golden arches, we got back on the road and in just two short hours we drove into our driveway! 

I mentioned that Heather and I met at a local coffee shop on Friday afternoon.  For a giggle, you have to read her recap of our meeting.  She describes me as the fashion queen, and I am so glad I didn’t know what I was supposed to be living up to because yall, the pressure!  I surely would have been nervous if I’d known all that. 

But fortunately I didn’t know I was supposed to be nervous, and it wasn’t even awkward for a moment.  I had so much fun.  We had no problem finding stuff to
talk about.  Heather is exactly the same person she is on her blog — funny, outgoing, and sweet. 
Her children came with her, and they were delightful.  (Don’t say it, Heather!  They WERE!  Even when they started arguing over their markers, it just made me feel right at

She treated me to a cafe
mocha, and she brought me an American Idol T-shirt.  (She
knows AI is my favorite Reality TV obsession.)  Finally the kids
were getting antsy and I had to get back home for a family dinner, so
we had her kids snap a few pictures, said our good-byes, and promised to get in touch the next time I’m in

Then on Saturday night, I met up with my best high school friend.  We got all caught up over dinner, and then afterwards we went to the mall where we continued to gab while I shopped for The Party Outfit.

Yes, I know I have that one top, but I just can’t get excited about it.  Perhaps because I wore a black sparkly top and black skirt last year.  And probably the year before that . . .  So I continue to hunt.  (I did, by the way, order the Garnet Hill dress that everyone seemed to like, but it was hideous, so it went right back.) 

So anyway.  Last night I managed to score a pair of dressy black pants, which I need whether I wear them to the party or not.  And we found a "little black dress" that S tried to convince me to buy for the party, but I’m holding out until I go to a few more stores.  It was nice on.  I guess I’m looking for something a little more special.  Or something.  It would be nice to have a more concrete idea of what I want.

But it was a blast shopping with S, and I wish I could convince her to come visit me up here in Yankeeland so I could see her more than once a year. 

Here’s the picture.  I am happy to say that we do NOT look the same as we did twenty years ago.  Fortunately, we look much better!  Wouldn’t you say?

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  1. So sorry you had a rough Thanksgiving. It’s so hard when the little ones are sick or out of sorts.

    Saw Judy yesterday when we met her in Portland to pick up Grampa who had Thanksgiving with her family this year. We had lunch and then headed for home. I did get a couple hours in the Mall. Managed to get into two stores, Chico’s and The Dis*ney Store. They didn’t have the new gown from Enchanted!!!!!All sold out. Judy is looking down in Mass. so hope she finds it and I am still looking online. Want it for T for Christmas.

    Grampa is home resting up for work tomorrow. He had a good time but was very tired from being out of his routine. He says there is a lot more going on at her house then his!

  2. Glad you’re home safe and that you had fun visiting with old and new friends. Its fun to read midlife mom’s comment about your Grampa and Judy. It brings back memories from college and visiting the triplets with you.
    BTW, in case you were losing sleep over my lack of cashmere, I have remedied that dilemma and now have two cashmere sweaters.
    Also, was wondering about holiday attire. What do you think of holiday sweaters ( I already know) but was wondering what you think of the red cardigan with snowflakes that Eddie Bauer has this year. (Sorry no link, still computer challenged)

  3. hee hee hee… your pic is better and no, mine wasn’t blurry as I thought it was when I first looked at it. I did have a great time and you look great with your friend at dinner! I’m going to keep working on my fashion… i think my next step is going to be shoes… i liked the ones you had on friday…maybe i’ll come up with my own questions for you to share with your readers…

    i think you need a new tag line… DCRMom… bringing fashion back.. 🙂

    glad you had a better trip home! looking forward to another visit and another cup of coffee!

  4. so cool…
    so glad you had a good time. time with friends is so fantastic, whether they are old friends or new-to-real-life ones!

  5. Fun post! I always love reading about your shopping adventures. Really, the dress was hideous? Looks like you had a great time with Heather and S and I LOVED the Throwback Thursday post you linked to. Oh, did those ruffled prom dresses bring back memories.

  6. Oh, that just plain sucks about you and staying home from dinner. I would have been TICKED!

    Did you get your haircut, btw? It looks very, very cute. Glad you had a good trip and are back home safe.

  7. Too bad about the Garnet Hill dress. It is so disappointing to see something online and order it, only to find it looks nothing like you expected. I just went through that with some Old Navy maternity wear.

    The black dress could be made special with some fun accessories, but I understand the want to find something more exciting. There are so many gorgeous jewel tones this year, I’m sure you will find something.

    Yea for meeting new and old friends.

  8. The hair is cute! And did you notice that you matched the background in both pictures? Talk about stylin’, you even dress to coordinate with your surroundings!

  9. I’m glad you made it back okay. Dinner and shopping was so much fun! Your pic was so much better than mine…must be that fancy camera of yours! Is C. all better now?

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