Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My Weekend Away

Happy Wednesday friends.

I can't believe it's the middle of the week already.  I feel like I lost a day because Darwin and I were gone for a quick get away this past weekend.  We took off late Saturday night for Minneapolis, arriving very, very early on Saturday morning, and returning back late on Monday night.  We caught a few hours sleep after arriving at 2 AM on Saturday, and then headed to the stadium for some pre-game tailgating before the Vikings versus Browns football game that afternoon.    This was my very fist NFL experience.  Even though the Vikings are not my "home team" I got into the spirit by sporting a Peterson jersey (thanks to my buddy Johnny).  It was actually really cool to be a part of the sea of purple and yellow all around the stadium inside and out.  There was a super talented band with a small brass section playing cover songs outside, to which some dude was dancing his buns off in front of everyone (very entertaining).  The national anthem was sung by some trio I had never heard of so melodically, it was seriously the best singing of any national anthem that I have ever heard.  The Vikings even have their own drum line group called Skol Line.  If you know me at all you'll know how much I loved watching them.  I've included a link to a You Tube video of them.  It's quite lengthy, but if you're interested in checking them out you won't be disappointed.

Here are a few pix of our time away.

The couple next to us were BIG Browns fans, they were kind enough to take our pic.
After the game my friend Bronwyn and I headed to The Mall of America to do a little shopping.  I was so happy to run into the ever so bubbly, kindhearted, and oh so funny Aimee.  I was really hoping to see more peeps since it was the final day of Scrapfest, but because we got there so late most everyone was gone.  Of course we had to get a pic in front of our favourite tags in the industry, none other than Chic Tags of course.

Later that night (so sorry I don't have a photo) D and I headed to Maynard's sports bar to watch our "home" team the Chicago Bears take on the Pittsburg Steelers.  Great food, great game, and the best part ... they won.

On the way home, Monday afternoon, we took a small detour to a little place I like to call Scrappy Heaven on Earth.

This was my first ever visit to Crafts Direct, and let's just say I was not disappointed.  So many goodies, and almost everything I was hoping to find there was on sale.  Ka-ching!  I am most excited about having picked up this collection.

And this fabulously fun Amy Tan stencil....among other things.

Our time in Minneapolis was short and sweet, and exactly what the doctor ordered for this couple who have not seen much of one another since school began, with the way that Darwin has been travelling.  I love that football is something that will always bring us together.  I also love that he is a man who "gets" my scrapping and is happy to sit at a booth and work away in the Crafts Direct coffee shop while I peruse the isles in a leisurely fashion picking up scrappy supplies.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoy sharing in my non-scrappy life too.  I'll be back later in the week to share another Moments in Between spread with you.  And don't forget you still have a couple of days to link up to Creative Scrappers Sketch #251.  We'll have a new reveal ready for you on Sunday.
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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sounds like a great weekend!!!! LOVING all the photos!!!!

Unknown said...

Love all the pics, glad you had fun!

Ashley Horton said...

Looks like a fun weekend, and I love the cute pic of you and Aimee!! I cant wait to get my Happ Go Lucky!! Such a fun collection!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Thanks for sharing!

MelB said...

Looks like you had an awesome time, so very happy for you guys!!!

Leigh Penner said...

Sounds like a lovely trip!