Monday, August 19, 2013

Word of Wisdom


 Did you see Ashton give his acceptance speech at the Teen Choice Awards? What did you think? I thought it was inspiring and well worth four minutes of your time to watch. I am thinking about showing it on the first day of school!

Food Truck Lunch

Last week I took the kids downtown for a food truck lunch.  As a family, we watch a lot of Food Network and the Cooking Channel and some of our favorite shows are about all the amazing food served from trucks.

We got downtown Minneapolis about 12:30 and scouted the Marquette Avenue for the right lunch.  It was crowded and chaotic, but loads of fun!  Having teens made it easy...I gave them all money and let them choose their own meal.  Then we found a clear nook in between two buildings and proceeded to eat, share, and laugh.  What a great day!
On the menu:
- Pork Tacos
- Philly cheese steak on a pretzel bun
- Chicken and potato empanadas
- Hot dog (I have one very picky eater...but it was from the Andrew Zimmern truck so I felt that was ok!)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Mid August, Already?

This summer has been crazy!!  Between graduation, grad parties, soccer, teen jobs, and preparing to send my oldest off to college, I can't believe the summer is drawing to a close.  While I'm always excited to dig into a new school year full of creativity and innovation, I will miss waking up just a little later and enjoying my coffee on the deck, and a schedule that is not controlled by ringing school bells.

Woodbury Lakes......Woodbury, MN

Yesterday, I had a chance to escape for a couple of hours of window shopping at our local mall.  I didn't find anything I couldn't live without, but am excited about the possibilities of the collections at Banana Republic, Express, and Gap.  We'll see.....what fall trends are you looking forward to?