Because of the horrible weather, we decided to pile the boys in the van and head a little over an hour away to a fantastic camera store (Camera Mart) for Chuck, and after, a HUGE 3 story mall (Somerset Mall) for me!!!
Our first stop was Camera Mart!
|Connor and I modeling for the camera as Chuck tried out a new lens!|
After navagating the parking structure, we entered on the 2nd floor skywalk! The first store I spotted was Restoration Hardware! The store is SO cool that even our 11 year old, Jared, wanted to go in! I was like a cat on the scent of a mouse though, and passed by Restoration (while grabbing the latest catalog), and floated right in to the Michael Kors store! I would like one of everything please! Or not. .darn!!!
The next place we hit was The North Face. . .I may or may not have spent my life savings. . .in my mind! Good save Amy! Good save!
Now, as you can imaging, the boys were just about done by this point. . .until they spotted the LEGO store! They have never been to a LEGO store before and were so excited! We let them each pick out one small thing for being such troopers! We hit Urban Outfitters and then Macy's for a potty break, before we started to get hungry! We truthfully only made it around one floor at Somerset before we decided to call it quits!
I knew just what we were having as soon as we spotted it:
Bonus time. . .I had a buy one get one free coupon!!! Chuck indulged in a huge burrito, while I opted for the "free" burrito bowl filled with cilantro lime rice, black beans, grilled chicken, fresh salsa, lettuce, and a little bit of cheese!
I ate all the way down to the rice before I just couldn't eat another bite! The boys each got a quesadilla meal with a side of chips, rice, and beans! Would you believe we walked out of there only spending $19.86? Best ever!!!! I totally dig bogo coupons!!!
Guess what we exited the restaurant to. . .SNOW!! Again! The best part of the snowy weather. . .we were over an hour from home! Could you catch the sarcastic tone in my last sentence? Thanks so much Michigan! We did make it home safely, but my stomach was a large knot by the time we finally pulled into the driveway!
After my wild and crazy day of very little spending in a VERY upscale mall, I got a call from my credit card people asking me to verify the last 3 purchases that I had made on my card. What? Yes. . .I authorized purchases from The North Face, LEGO, and Urban outfitters, all 3 not even totaling $65. I guess they were suspicious because I should have spent more at such a big mall? Hmmm. . .not sure! Good news is that there is no longer a freeze on my card! Nothing like knowing that Big Brother is watching out for me!
To un-knot my belly, I cozied up on the couch when we arrived home and read the remainder of Catching Fire! Again. . .the darn book kept me up past midnight!
Riveting. . .as usual! Good thing I didn't have the third book, Mockingjay, here or I would have dug right in!! Looks like Monday or Tuesday evening is going to be a late one!!!
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