Reliving My Youth

What a beautiful weekend! The weather where I am at was just perfect at around 60 degrees. The leaves are showing the most beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow. With fall brings hunting season meaning my mother and I are often left home alone. So this year my mother and I decided to re-live my younger days.

Being a Daddy’s girl to the extreme I used to cry every-time he would pack his stuff to leave for weekend hunting trips. To ease my heartbreak he would offer up his checkbook and tell my 3 year old self to take my mom out for a nice dinner and some shopping. Our days would consist of craft fairs, a homemade caramel from somewhere, dinner (usually at Red Lobster or Olive Garden), a movie at home with turtle cheesecake for dessert. Over the years my tears became a little less genuine as I grew to love this time of the year and the quality time I got to spend with my mom.

Once I left for college the tradition ended as I wasn’t home to participate (I didn’t have a car until my senior year of college to get home). This year we decided to pick it back up, because why not…. So yesterday I woke up and headed to my parents house. On my way down I picked up cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory. We went for lunch where I had a salad (knowing cheesecake was to come later). We spent the day shopping. When we went home we had pizza, some beverages, watched two movies and indulged in our cheesecake. It was a great day and one I hope to relive again next year!

This morning I stopped at Starbucks for some yogurt and an Oprah Chi and now here I am at home having a relaxing Sunday with the hubby, all my shopping purchases safely tucked away out of my husbands sight.

Ahhh what a perfect weekend! I hope you all had a great one too!

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