Monday, August 17, 2009

The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend
was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.

Chuck Palahniuk

My mom arrived on Thursday and we enjoyed a lovely and busy weekend together. Because of Nick's work schedule I generally spend the weekend days by myself so it was so nice to have her here to explore and check some things off of my to do list.

On Friday, I left work at noon and we headed to lunch at the Boathouse in Forest Park. One of my favorite places to bring out of town guests.

Then we drove through Forest Park a bit and went up to art hill, what a view!

We went into the art museum to see the Ansel Adams exhibit, five small, framed photos as I suspected, but still very beautiful. I really liked their decorative arts and design collection which included beautiful furniture, silver and crystal pieces and pottery.

On Saturday morning we headed out to the historic St. Charles main street. I've never ventured out there but always heard it was darling - so true! We had lunch at Magpie Cafe (yum!) and explored the shops all down the street. Beautiful architecture, flowers and atmosphere.

Saturday evening we enjoyed dinner at Favazza's on The Hill with Nick and then mom and I headed to the Fox Theatre to see Mary Poppins. It was so, so, so good! I cannot recommend it enough! My mom said it was probably the best musical production she had ever seen. If and when the tour comes to your area I'd highly recommend going to see it!

Sunday morning we went to mass at Cathedral Basilica Saint Louis and then have coffee and beignets at Cafe Ventana. So delicious, of course.

We also did really exciting things like get my oil changed, pick up new mums at Home Depot and go to the grocery store. Then grilled steaks with Nick at home and watched True Blood and the season premier of Mad Men.

All and all it was a wonderful weekend with my mom. I'll miss her as she travels back to Florida today but I am certainly looking forward to her birthday trip to Chicago in October!


My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend! I love going to the Fox.

Heidi said...

Fun! Thanks for sharing. I think Historic St. Charles is so cute too. I buy a lot of spices at a few stores there.

I want to go see Mary Poppins SOOO bad! Glad to hear it was so great!

Kristen said...

I think that quote is hilarious! It looks like you had a fantastic time!

Jillian, Inc said...

How sweet you got to spend some time with your mom....made even sweeter by the fun shopping and great food! (love that!). You two are adorable.

Meredith said...

I think Chuck Palahniuk is hilarious. Although morbid, his books have the funniest tidbits!

Looks like you had a great weekend!

Rachel H. said...

Wow!! That looks like an awesome weekend! I'm SO jealous! I want to spend an entire weekend with my mom like that!

Anonymous said...

What a fun weekend! Your mom is just too cute!

Casey said...

Your hair looks great longer!

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