Mother’s Day Recap

Despite the dreary events that brought us together for part of the weekend, I still (as always) had a fantastic time with my family at home!

Spring has mostly sprung in Illinois. The temperatures have been a little lower than my liking for May (50s all weekend) but the flowers have bloomed and all the trees look gorgeous!
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Before getting to Mother’s Day, I must say that Saturday Julia and I found the Mega Stuf Oreo. We had to get a pack. Said pack may be mostly gone by now. Oops.
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Blonde hair, don’t care.

Sunday started with helping my mom on a lot of errands. My parents were in the market for a new grill and, since we had planned on barbecue for dinner that night, we kind of had to get one that morning. Now I know where I get that procrastination from.

One of the places we stopped by was Costco, and I got to satisfy my love of trying all the samples they have. And we also found this guy.
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Driving around town for several hours made me really antsy, so my sister and I took Heidi on a mini-hike at Half Day Forest Preserve to enjoy the weather.
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It was so beautiful out! The sun and clouds looked amazing, and the path was clean and dry. I love how the trail goes in and out of wooded areas; it gives me a nice mix of forest and sunshine so I never got too cold. We did a really easy, slow walk, about a mile, before calling it quits and going home to stuff our faces.
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It was a pretty impressive spread for only 4 people and, naturally, I tried it all. There was stuffed chicken, steak, potatoes, grilled romaine which was delish, mushrooms, and eggplant.
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I call this “Round One”

Of course we had to have dessert, which in this case was chocolate covered strawberries from Costco (which were soooo good!)
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and Greg’s Custard in two flavors.
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Seriously, if you live within 50 miles of Mundelein, you have to go to Greg’s. You don’t know custard until you do. Trust me on this one. Also trust me when I say you need to get a Lucky Charms shake when you go there, or a Dusty Road Sundae. (PS Both flavors were amazing. I think I liked mocha better, but pistachio brought back wonderful childhood memories of pudding-making with my dad)

We finished the evening by watching the world premiere of the 7th Harry Potter movie on network television (which, in our house, is kind of a big deal) before going home. Traffic coming back to Chicago was horrible, so I didn’t get back until late and broke my goal of getting in bed by 9:30. But I’ve already got plans go get in even earlier today so that I can catch up. No excuses!

What did you do for Mother’s Day? Have you ever had frozen custard?

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2 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Recap

  1. I have yet to watch the Harry Potter movies (shh. i know.. i’m bad)
    As for Frozen Custard, you MUST stop by Lickity Split near Broadway and Glenlake in Edgewater. They have amazing frozen custard and mixes. You must do the Crazy Cake – take any cupcake they have, and they blend it into frozen custard… *homer drool noise*. The owner is super nice (Ken), and I’m the mayor on Foursquare! hah

    Mother’s Day was a weekend of shopping and food! Followed by a family nap (even the cat), then Nachos for dinner (my wife’s pick! lol)

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