I only worked 2 days the week prior (Labor Day and my birthday), but they were JAM PACKED. And we were also scrambling around trying to get the house all pretty for an open house that our real-estate agent was planning for the Sunday while we were away. Joacim was crazy busy too, so we didn't get to pack until late the night before we left, which always makes me nervous. I think it actually worked in our favor this time, though. I seriously only brought enough to wear...no extras. And we each had one carry-on bag....by far our best packing/travel experience.
We got to the airport pretty early because we saw on the news the night before that there was some sort of terrorist plan, so we thought that security would be a nightmare, but it was actually quite easy. I'm thinking the one bag and a cute 3-year old helped :)
Izzy was SUPER excited..Ii don't think she stopped talking all morning...at home, in the car...at the airport.
It was a beautiful day above the clouds...
And when we arrived in Minneapolis (20 minutes early, mind you!), THIS was our car. I swear this thing was a former mobster/mafia car...check out the New Jersey license plate! You could fit a body in this trunk!
First stop after the airport: Ikea. We were hungry and we wanted meatballs. And sadly, I ate every single scrap on this plate.
We had a little time to process things in the morning. Our agent had some plans with his family in the morning, so we decided to head out to Woodbury to see a model of one of the homes that we liked. Here's Izzy hanging out on the front porch before the model opened.
By Sunday, we had narrowed the houses down to 3 possibilities, and we spent Sunday driving to those and checking them out. But first, we headed out to Carver Park Reserve, which is this HUGE park area around where we'll be living. This is a WONDERFUL area, with a great nature center, plenty of trails and wide open spaces. There was a playground too, so we spent some time letting Izzy play for awhile. Here she is playing on one of the flowers at the playground.
These wildflowers are EVERYWHERE..not just in the park...it's beautiful there!
We got back to the airport ridiculously early because we just plain ran out of things to do. Luckily, there are plenty of long, moving walkways for Izzy to ride, so that helped.
We were excited to get home.
And it was another beautiful flight...
That's the full moon.
I'm hoping everything works out...the whole relocation process is a bit tricky, but hopefully we've researched enough that we're well prepared. I'd show info about the house, but I don't want to jinx anything/get my hopes up too high until the papers are signed.
And, by the way, our open house was a bust. Not too surprising given the market, 1st Colts game and rain. We're going to try again September 25th. Keep your fingers crossed for us!