Monday, July 25, 2011

Shopping Therapy. {Literally}

Yesterday was one of the longest yet best days of this summer. {Although we had a trip to the hospital... but know now that everything is fine!} My mom had made plans with all of us kids that we would drive to Traverse City to do a little shopping because my little brother {Joe} has senior pictures in a few weeks. Well we only made it 25 minutes in the car {to Charlevoix} until my mom started getting cramps and severe pain on her left side. Well after she pulls over and leans on the outside of the car for a while I realized she needed to go to the hospital. So we turn around and I speed back to our hospital. Seriously, I am a phenomenal driver when it time crunches or emergencies.

Once we got there, they whisked her away and we get stuck in the waiting room. Of course, Joe and I had to raid the vending the machine and find a TV to occupy our time. About a half an hour later, they had given my mom a shot of painkillers and said she would be fine. Well the first thing my mom says after coming out of hospital is “Ohh I am feeling great now. So who’s ready for shopping trip #2?” Believe it or not we ended up going shopping… and thank goodness we did because I got some GOOD stuff. Let’s just say I will be looking extremely nautical/preppy this week. Here’s a few of my favorite buys:
Sailor shorts from Express
{Wearing them today paired with a blue and white striped shirt tucked in. Love!}
American Eagle Jeans - Okay I usually hate how AE jeans fit
but I am desperate for a pair and these fit amazingly.
They were made to be wore for me! Win win.
After losing my pearl earrings in the lake a week ago,
I bought these crystal earrings to fill the void.
Target was having a huge sale on TV seasons so I had to pick up
Modern Family and Friday Night Lights.
Looks like I am going to be a couch potato in the near future...

I can’t even explain how much fun our family had together. Not only did the bonding trip to the hospital go well but we were so slap-happy and overwhelmed from the day’s events that we ended up laughing the entire day. Seriously, we would look at each other and say "Wait... we were at the hospital this morning?" Whether it was one liners or funny stories from the waiting room, it will be a day to remember.  Also, my wardrobe thanks the little shopping trip. It’s supposed to be 85 degrees all week if not hotter, so my sailor shorts and the other summer pieces I purchased will definitely help beat the heat yet look put together.

Anyone else have days that seem to go on forever? Or family bonding that causes your sides hurt from laughing? Hope everyone had an amazing weekend too, I will be checking your blogs to find out!


janeaustenprepster said...

I'm glad everything worked out! Those sailor shorts are adorable and you are lucky it is only going to be in the 80s/90s range of weather is going to be in the mid to upper 90s. :(
I love family car trips for bonding time since they are filled with hysterical sing-alongs and lots of inside jokes.

Rebecca Duvall said...

I love those sailor shorts! So adorable!
& I love your blog!

XO -Becca

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

I loooove those shorts! Good call on wearing them with a striped shirt!


Sara Louise said...

Two of my favorite TV shows!
Love the shorts and those crystal earrings are fantastic! :-)

Anonymous said...

i LOOOOVE modern family =)