Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring Break Trip and CSN Review

Hello sweet blog friends!!
I've been gone with my family for a Spring Break trip to Austin, Texas and just got home late yesterday.  We had SO much fun!!!  Picture this... 17 people including my parents, my husband, my two children, my two brothers, their spouses, and their 3 children, plus my sister, her husband, and her 2 children!  It's 4 SUV's, 4 pack-n-plays, 2 double strollers, 2 regular strollers, and TONS of luggage FUN!!!!  That's right... 10 adults and 7 children.  Mallory is the oldest at 6 years old and all the rest are 3 and under!!!  Whew!  Craziness!!

The guys attend the UIL State Basketball Tournament and watch game after game from Thursday morning until Saturday night.  The girls take all the kiddos and go shopping.  It's totally crazy, but we love it and have so much fun together.

Our first stop was to eat, of course.  We made it to Waco and had lunch at McAlister's Deli.  This was the 1st time we let the oldest kids sit at their own "kid table".  And, we were pleasantly surprised.  They did great!
L to R - Micah, Jack, Mallory, and Grant

The girls (and baby Gavin)... Kristin, Macy, Amy, my mom, Tennille, and Scarlett

Our next stop is always one on my favorites... Salado, Texas. 

Precious boutiques line Main Street and are filled with one-of-a-kind finds!  I think I could spend all day just wandering in and out of all the little shops.

Jack, Mallory, and Micah played in the back of the suburban while we girls took turns running in and out of the stores.  They were SO good!!

That night Mallory and Jack snuggled up on the sleeper sofa in our hotel room.  They were pretty wiped out!

Although I didn't take any other pictures on our trip, I had to snap this picture of our state capital for Mallory to take back to school with her.  She couldn't wait to show it to her classmates and tell them she had seen it!!!

We had so much fun.  This year was the 20th year we've taken this trip and our family just gets bigger and bigger.  Next year we'll have 2 more little ones going!!!  Yep... my brother Josh, and his wife Amy, are expecting another little girl in June.  And my brother Chad, and his wife Tennille, just found out they are expecting a baby in mid October.  So, our 2012 trip to Austin will include 19... do they rent tour buses?!?!  We may need to start considering something like that!  HA!  :-)

I'm excited to be back home for many reasons, but mostly to continue decorating and working in my house.  I found some gorgeous new bedding and I can't wait to show it to you!!!!  I also have some reviews to tell you about!!!  As a preferred blogger with CSN Stores, I have received the opportunity to review several items from their 200+ online stores.  Ya'll, if you haven't checked out CSN, you MUST!!!  They have EVERYTHING under the sun!  From baby items, home accessories, and home furnishings to recessed lighting, cookware, bakeware, and plumbing fixtures, CSN Stores has it!!!

Recently I was given this plastic 3-drawer cart to review.

I LOVE IT!!!  I am storing the ribbon for my bow boutique in it and it couldn't be more perfect!

The drawers are just deep enough to hold my largest spools!

And they're plenty wide enough to allow for extra space for more ribbon!!!

Thanks to CSN Stores I will have another review coming very soon!!!!  Just wait and see what I get to review THIS time!!!!  I'm so excited!!!

1 comment:

Pamela said...

Oh, I'm sooo addicted to ribbon. I'm happy to see someone else who loved it, too.

The trip sounds like a blast. Sometimes we just need those fun time breaks.

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