my little staycation

Monday, August 25, 2014
Back to the grind today after a lovely 9 days off.

I'm not going to lie, it went wayyy too fast and it was really depressing last night thinking about coming back to work. I really got into my groove while at home the past week - even joking {not really} to Aaron about how I would make an awesome Stay-at-home Emily. Can we just win the lottery already? I've got so many things I want to do, and work is cramping my style ;)

Last weekend started with some baseball games & more'd think I'd learn my lesson by now.

Monday morning, two of my besties came down from Akron - Abby and Alissa. And they brought little ladybug with them! 

 We spent Monday and Tuesday together eating, talking, shopping, etc. It was so much fun and I was so so happy they took the time to come down and stay with me. We went to Discount Fashion Warehouse {read about it here...literally the best part of living in Columbus, and it now has oodles of Victoria's Secret along with the Express items} and the three of us cleaned the place out. Abby and Alissa basically got new wardrobes for under $250 each, and I swiped up quite a few things too... but I'll save that for another post :) And baby Cohen was amazing, I couldn't believe it! She hung in there like a champ with over 6 hours of shopping between the two days, and no fussing!!

Wednesday morning was Aubrey's first day of school. Aaron was out of town on a business trip, so I got my butt up bright and early and hustled over to her new school to take a picture of her. I remember how much fun the first day used to be, and how exciting it was picking out that first day outfit! Anyway, Aaron gets a picture of her every year on the first day, and he is going to make a scrapbook for her when she graduates (adorable!)

Wednesday was also my lazy day. After getting back from Aubrey's school, Deeds and I climbed back into bed and literally watched movies / napped all day long. It was glorious.

Thursday, Aaron came home from out of town and we were so happy to have him home! 
On Friday, we took Aubrey to school and then I took Deeds to her annual exam at the vet. She wasn't super pleased, but loved all the treats she was given...and we left with a clean bill of health :)

I went up to Aaron's work after the vet to grab lunch with him at his favorite Thai place. It was delicious, and I wish he worked closer to home because I would eat there all the time!

Friday night was pizza and movie night...we watched The Other Woman {chosen by Aaron haha!} and it was actually really funny.  Leslie Mann has always been a favorite of mine and she is stellar in this movie - definitely the star.

Saturday was spent at Zoombezi Bay {water park within the Columbus Zoo} and it was SO MUCH FUN! We have been planning this with friends since the end of June and it kept getting postponed due to crappy weather every weekend. But we finally made it and it was a great way to wrap up my vacation!

Oh, and Sunday was made for sleeping in...some tidying of the house...and of course, snuggles <3 <3 <3


  1. Looks like you had a good relaxing vaca! The other woman is absolutely great!

  2. I still haven't seen the other woman! seriously need to watch it. sounds like you had a great weekend, and how cute is Aubrey on her first day of school?!

  3. Sounds like you had a great time relaxing and totally agree -the other woman was a great movie!! Girl you're a stunner in that selfie!!

  4. Sounds like a perfect "vacation"! That zoo/water park sounds like a blast! How cute is Aubrey on her first day of school!? Kids here haven't started yet! :)

  5. YOUR BUN IS PERFECT. How do I get my buns to look that perfect???


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