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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

zona rosa and a day at the races

My husband had business to attend to in K.C. and was sweet enough to invite his girls to tag along.
He headed to work and we headed to Zona Rosa- a fabulous outdoor mall with oodles of shopping and restaurants!


The perfect photo op!  The only thing missing was One Direction.;)


We were greeted by the sweetest dog in this shop!


He headed straight for Mandy and kept her company while Katie and I looked around.
Precious.


I thought this gray dress was striking with the red necklace.


Absolutely.


We ate lunch at Bravo!
The weather was absolutely perfect.
Around 80 with a soft breeze.
The little girls giggling in the water (center, below) set the scene.:)

(We dined outside underneath the far left umbrella.)


Here we are!


Later the girls went swimming and I read.


The next day we went to the American Girl store in Oak Park Mall...


then had lunch at Nordstrom where Katie created a notebook with colorful washi tape.
Fun! (We found this washi tape set later at Target!)


After lunch we were off to the races!


Again, the weather was perfect.
80's in August??  It just doesn't happen- unless you're really lucky.;)


I love how you can see the blue sky and clouds mirrored on this Lamborghini.


Mandy posed inside the Mazda car.:)  Later, it won the race!


The girls posing in the pit.  (Those are all computer screens where they keep track of everything you could imagine- and more.  Fascinating.  I had no idea there was so much going on behind the scenes.)


The girls posing with one of the drivers- Tristan Nunez.  He's just 17 and so friendly and charming!  That's his car in the back- the one Mandy posed in earlier.  (There are actually 2 drivers as each car must have two.)


No words.


I got in on the action, too.  As little as possible, thank you! 


There were fireworks after the race- and champagne sprayed on the winners!


The weekend was wonderful.  
Now it's time for me to get back to work planning for school.
Next Monday is our kick-off!

12 comments:

April said...

Y'all take some of the best trips together...how fortunate you are to be making lasting memories! As your girls get older, you'll cherish them more than ever!

~The Robins Nest~ said...

You guys sure know how to have a great time! You all look so beautiful -loved the photos!

~The Robins Nest~ said...

You guys sure know how to have a great time! You all look so beautiful -loved the photos!

val said...

what a fun trip! (I hate to say it but to me, 80 degrees is too chilly to be in the water! hahaha!)
the pooch looks just like my neighbor's dog named Boots. So funny! Spots and all!

Tristan said...

what a wonderful weekend!! the girls look so pretty, and you too!!

mandy must have been that cars good luck charm!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lori, the pictures from your trip are amazing. I loved hearing about the races and now seeing the pictures brings it all to life. I especially like the picture of you all together, you look so pretty :) The red phone box pictures are cute, I can't believe you have those over there. Glad you had a great time. Lindsay x

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lori, the pictures from your trip are amazing. I loved hearing about the races and now seeing the pictures brings it all to life. I especially like the picture of you all together, you look so pretty :) The red phone box pictures are cute, I can't believe you have those over there. Glad you had a great time. Lindsay x

mysteryhistorymom said...

Thanks, April! I loved seeing the pictures of your trip to North Carolina! Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

Thanks, Robin! I've never been a fan of car racing, but seeing the "behind the scenes" has changed my mind. It's really exciting! Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

Val- High 70's and low 80's is the perfect temperature for me.:) I'm more of a fall/spring girl than summer.;) Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

Tristan- Thank you! I hate having my picture taken but sometimes I need proof that I existed in my girl's lives- lol! Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

Lindsay- Normally you don't see red phone boxes here. It was such a fun novelty that we just had to stop and take some pictures! Of course, we thought of you and Jessica.:) Lori