Today was the day of shopping. I had to do all the Christmas shopping for George's family as we are leaving tomorrow to see them. They live in a small town just outside of State College, Pennsylvania, about 2.5 hours away from Pittsburgh. I know I procrastinate a lot, but that was not the case this time. I just couldn't see buying all the presents in Texas and trying to ship or transport them to Pennsylvania. It has been my plan all along to spend the day shopping.
Who doesn't love shopping though. Just "the girls" went-- Ella, my sister Amy, my niece Abbey and myself.
|My Beautiful Sister Amy (AKA MiMi)|
We started off with lunch at, none other than, MOES!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you know me at all, you know I have Moe's love. Actually it's really just Moe's queso love and it is a love I've passed down to my daughter.
|Ella and my gorg niece Abbey |
We shopped until almost dinner time. I dropped the kids at my mom's house and headed out to dinner with my sister and her family. That might sound a tad rude but my mom was really excited to hang out with the kids.... wait, I think! Right mom?
We wound up at Bucca di Beppo with my family. I don't know why but it always seems to be my go to suggestion when eating out with big groups of people. I love the food and atmosphere and you can make a reservation.
I'll admit it felt kind of odd to be out amongst all adults. I didn't have to make 12 bathroom stops, wipe anyone's face, order milk or referee any bickering. It was all just good fun with family and I really enjoyed it.
|My bag finally came so I promise I'll wear a different outfit tomorrow|
|George, brother in law Brian and nephew Andrew|
After dinner we came back to my sister's house for an intense game of "Who am I?". Someone picks a person for you to be and tapes the name of that person on your forehead for everyone else to see. You, however, do not know who the "character" is. You then get to ask yes or no questions about your person until you can guess who it is. Good times!