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Family Shopping Weekend

Weekend Wrap Up

Fun. Family.  Football. Fleeting.

Those four words would describe this past weekend perfectly.

My husband’s mother and sister came in town on Friday evening to spend some quality time with us and my in laws that live here.

Saturday morning we set out for the football field to cheer on my nephew at his homecoming game. My nephew’s team has a group of moms that are all about the tailgating experience. Tents, fried fish, hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks. You name it they had it. The morning weather was cool and perfect and we  really enjoyed one another.

Once the sun got in the sky good it was time to roll out and we headed down to Tanger Outlet to do some shopping. The Columbus day holiday sales were popping. I say holiday sales loosely seeing that they were advertised as Columbus day, yet there were Christmas trees, garland and even Christmas lights in the mix. What happened to Halloween and Thanksgiving?

The pumpkins, ghosts and turkeys have to be upset

I just want the retailers to see I have peeped their game. It’s all about getting us in the mood to spend money. Pretty soon Christmas in July will have a new meaning.

I digress.

Sunday we found our way to Legoland. This was my first time visiting and I was leery before because of the cost but I am glad to announce if you purchase your ticket online and go after four the price is discounted and children 2 and under are free…You’re welcome

We had a great time. The children had a ball, I almost had to go and drag Lil Mama out of the foam Legos. Sooo let me get into  the lady I saw there playing with her son whilst carrying the largest shopping bag I’ve ever seen and the fact that it had Tory Burch on it…… She made my entire day. I daydreamed of all the beautiful, preppy goodness she may have had in there. Flats, boots, that sweater I’ve been ogling….I digress…again.

WonderFULL weekend I had. I hope yours was just as exciting.

You know the drill. Do share. How was your weekend?

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Tia
    October 8, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Hobby Lobby has had Christmas stuff up since August I can’t. I love Thanksgiving and I hate that retailers just skip over it. Looks like you guys had a great weekend! And little Mama in those leggos is too cute!
    Tia recently posted..Stylish Saturday

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    Krissy
    October 8, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Addy looks so much like your MIL!

    My weekend was nice and low key. Now im trying to figure out a style for Jas’s picture day tomorrow :-/
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    YUMMommy
    October 8, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I can’t believe you all had lovely weather. We’re only four hours away and it was rainy, cold and dark here this weekend. I spent the weekend fighting off what was trying to be the start of a cold. Woke up Saturday with a running nose and sore throat. Thanks to my mom for introducing me to the wonder of garlic, vinegar and sugar water.

    I feel better. I also did a cleaning of the house. I’m talking about steaming the mattresses, the chairs and giving the floors a good wash. I’m sure that will help with keeping the cold germs to a minimum too. The highlight of my weekend is that JJ started walking unassisted!! No holding on to the table, hands or chairs. He tried to do a little run, but quickly learned that he’s not quite there yet.
    YUMMommy recently posted..Mind Right Monday

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    Bernetta
    October 8, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I thought that same thing about your daughter and your MIL! WOW!
    I that BAG IS HUGE! I still haven’t made it Lego land yet but my son has, so I feel good about that.
    And yes, this Saturday was PERFECT weather!

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    prototype mama
    October 8, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Looks like you had tons of family fun– which is the best fun— my weekend was full of crafting and play time outside with the kiddos– nothing fancy but still the most enjoyable 🙂

    BTW– I agree with you about the stores– I went into Hobby Lobby and it was Christmas Heaven— the poor Halloween and Thanksgiving stuff now had one aisle everything was on sale ( which I loved).. but I feel rushed:)

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    Quiana
    October 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Love how your daughter looks so much like your mother! We see the resemblance between my mother and Nia too.
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    Mrs. Pancakes
    October 8, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Looks like a great weekend…love the pix of you and hubby and the ladies are too cute! Legoland..how fun!

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    Tia
    October 8, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Is it bad that I wish my kids were small again so we could go to Lego Land!?!
    Tia recently posted..On The Fringe

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    Nellie
    October 8, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    That looks like a super fun weekend. I want to take the kids to legoland one day, I know my boys would get a real kick out of it! I love football too I hope to get to a few games before it gets ridiculously cold.
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    Monica J
    October 9, 2012 at 9:33 am

    I’m dying to visit Legoland. Looks like the little one had a blast. There’s nothing like a weekend filled with family, football and tailgating. Fun! And I see the holiday signs, they really do get you in that holiday mood to shop. Marketing at it’s best. I’m with you on the daydreaming about what’s in that ladies Tory Burch bag. It’s huge and I’m sure filled with lots of happy.
    Monica J recently posted..Mommy Monday: Do You Have the Mommy Gene?

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    Joy and Sunshine
    October 9, 2012 at 10:21 am

    I’m loving this post (and how you lean back and look like a G in some of your pics, like “Yeah, I actually am this fabulous on a daily basis.”) That HUGE T. Burch bag – at Legoland, no less- is definitely daydream-worthy.

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    Baby Shopaholic
    October 9, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I gotta get P to Lego Land! Thanks for sharing the info! After 4pm it is!
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    Channing
    October 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    LOL! I thought the same thing when I saw that woman’s Tory Burch shopping bag. Too funny. And isn’t that annoying retailers are pushing into Christmas, already? Dang.
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    LaShawn
    October 9, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I’ve been meaning to take Pookah to Lego land, but the price…I’ll be checking on that after 4 pm…
    Addy looks so much like your mother in law!
    Ahhh, tailgating. I know I’ll have to do it someday…
    My weekend? I spent Saturday morning in a cleaning frenzy ( someone was coming to see the house) and then was lazy for the rest of the weekend.
    Looks like you had fun!
    LaShawn recently posted..Proof of Motherhood

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    Eliss
    October 10, 2012 at 11:00 am

    “Tents, fried fish, hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks.”<—–I miss that life.

    Looks like you had an amazing time 🙂

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    KalleyC
    October 10, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Wow, your daughter and mother in law look so similar! I so want to go to Lego Land, but non near us, but one day. Glad you had a fun FULL weekend.
    KalleyC recently posted..Midweek Catch-Up & Swinging On A Star

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    Wardrobe Wednesday…The Crossbody Bag » Lipgloss and Binky
    October 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm

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    G K
    October 14, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Love. This. Post.

    The end.
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    Karen
    October 22, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    So glad you enjoyed your family this weekend. I was just talking to my husband about outlet shopping…that will be an upcoming adventure for us! Do you recommend them for Black Friday?

    That is indeed the largest shopping bag I have put my eyes on. I hope it was filled to the brim…otherwise, it’s just silly.

    I finally got time to relax and check out all of my favorite blogs this weekend!
    Karen recently posted..Make A Move

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      Mimi
      October 23, 2012 at 1:36 am

      There are definitely Black Friday deals. The question is do you want to fight the crowd. I think the deals are worth it but if you aren’t a huge fan of crowds I would say stay clear of the midnight madness. The deals are there but not great enough for me to say you absolutely need to be out there at that time of night.

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