A Growing Gardner

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

Sometimes a mother-daughter weekend is just the pick-me-up needed. For Labor Day weekend my mom flew up to spend the weekend with me.


On Friday evening, I conquered my fear of driving in the city and I drove to the airport to pick up my mom. I surprised her in the airport, as she still thought I was driving once she had landed. We ate some late night food and then chatted while falling asleep (mostly me falling asleep).


On Saturday morning, I had another wedding dress fitting, but this was the best one yet because my mom was with me! The store where I am getting my dress altered is in the cutest little town. So we walked around for a little bit before my fitting.

Then we got our first Pumpkin Spice Lattes of the year, and it was actually a cool September day, so we were pretty excited. Then we picked up Charlie and had lunch at a local Jewish deli that we love. After lunch, we went thrifting. We found some wedding decorations at the thrift store- I just hope my vision in my head comes together successfully at the reception. After thrifting, we went to a beautiful park and enjoyed the weather. This was followed by the Saturday vigil Mass at a Catholic church near the park, and then delicious Thai food for dinner. We finished the day by going to see Hunt for the Wilderpeople. We had not planned on going to the movie, but it was an absolute hoot, all three of us laughed so much.

First Pumpkin Spice Latte of the year!
First Pumpkin Spice Latte of the year!
Enjoying the weather at the park with two of my favorite people.
Enjoying the weather at the park with my loves.


On Sunday, we got some more Starbucks and then drove Charlie to the airport as he needed to head out of town for work, then my mom and I went to the mall for some shopping. After shopping we were pooped, so we relaxed/napped and then watched an old movie called Working Girl.


On Monday, we did a little bit more shopping and got yet again some more Starbucks (my Dad had several free drinks on his gold card). Then we went to Rock Creek Park and set up some blankets and just relaxed- the weather was so beautiful. We finished up our weekend together by eating licorice and popcorn, and watching old Gilmore Girls episodes. It was perfect.

My mom is like a constant for me (and Dad too, but this was just a girls weekend), and always has been, which is very comforting when things are changing.

This post was a way for me to document a wonderful weekend with my mom. What do you and your mom like to do for fun when you are together?

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