Our spring break has come to an end and as I reflect over my twelve days off, I found that I really did have some fun times…minus the weather. On the first day off, my friend and co-worker Jean and I headed out the school doors and straight to McDonalds for a Shamrock shake to kick off our break…and it happened to be St. Patrick’s Day.
Kelly and I did some shopping and visiting over break and on the weekend, we had Terry and Jim & family over as well, so some cooking and entertaining was done, which Nate and I enjoy doing together. Nate did all of the cooking for this last gathering, and he really outdid himself. Everything was amazing!
Late on in the week, I woke up in the mood for baking. By 9:30 am, I had two dozen banana muffins made and ready to eat. After that, I started on Snickerdoodle cookies. These are one of my favorite cookies and fun to make as well. Kelly and I had one straight out of the oven.
It’s so true…when you’re on break, you tend to eat a lot. True, even here in Minnesota. ha~
What happened next…okay, on Friday, a group of us met at a place called, Manic Ceramic. This was a cute little store that you go in to, pick out a piece of pottery, then paint it however you’d like. Once you’re done, they keep it, fire it and glaze it, then you pick it up in a week. I can’t wait to see how my creation turns out!
When we first got there, they told us that the hardest part of this activity is going to be picking out your pottery. The guy was right. There are so many neat things to paint and we all wanted to pick them all. You kind of go into a trance and your brain is trying to think what would be the best or what can I use? haha. Sheri seemed to have the most difficulty trying to pick out a dang color! I realized that the three of us were sitting down and painting and I looked over to find her still staring at the paints. She just couldn’t decide…brain freeze!
It was such a fun and relaxing way to spend an afternoon with some girlfriends. We all agreed that we’d love to come back another time and do this again.
A few doors down from Manic Ceramic, was a Green Mill. Perfect spot for us hungry artists. We walked on over and met up with a few other co-workers for Happy Hour. It was good to catch up with them all and hear what they’ve been doing on their spring break.
While I was at Happy Hour, Kelly was having her own outing with friends. She got to go to the Wild hockey game and see them take on the Calgary Flames. She saw a great game that night and a winner! Nice to have friends that have season tickets.
Last night (Saturday), Kelly celebrated her birthday one more time. She had her birthday party/sleepover with many of her good friends over…including some boys. They did not stay for the sleepover. Nate was asked to make pizza’s for dinner (this has become a birthday ritual) and I made her a Orange Blueberry cake that she found on Pinterest. It was really good! We all sang to her and she managed to blow all 15 candles out, unlike her sister who always seems to leave at least one. ha~
It was a long night for Kelly and friends, but they had lots of fun and every one of her friends thanked us for having them over. What a nice, polite group of teens. They are always welcome back.
So that bring us to today and our last day of break. It’s raining here and that’s okay. A sign of spring and washing away the ugly last remains of dirty snow. We have 60’s in our forecast for the week ahead and that makes us smile. We are ready to move on to some warmer weather. Speaking of warmer weather…here’s a little peak at what Megan’s spring break looked like in Corpus Christi, Texas. Yes, we were all a little jealous, but glad she had such a good time. She will be arriving back home tonight and I can’t wait to see her!