Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mother + Daughter = Shopping

It is a windy Saturday, perfect for being lazy after a long week of late nights.

We got lucky this weekend.

KC drove down to visit us for a short weekend.

A dear friend from school just became a father and she wanted to see the baby.

She arrived late last night, but we waited up and fit in a little catching up time.

This morning, after a leisurely breakfast we walked on the beach.

It felt like a winter day which was unexpected after a high of 79 on Thursday.

Next KC and I hit the stores which is what we do when we are together.

When she was heading off to college I wrote her a book based on different photos I had 
gathered to show her life.

I looked and looked and could not find a single photo of just the two of us.

It finally hit me that the only thing we did as mom and daughter, without anyone else, 
was shop.

And we never took a camera shopping.

We continue that tradition as adults.

This morning I forced her to accompany me to TJ Maxx.

She hates to shop there because it is always in disarray.

I love the "hunt" and love it when I find a unique basket or picture frame.

Today all I  found were some little craft supplies for my students to make cards as a Valentine

Next, we headed to Patagonia to find a gift for Steve.

He told Kendra before we left that he had sent away for something for me and she should
tell me to buy him something.

I already had that in the plans.

I found a plaid shirt for him and a "Live Simply" shirt for JP.

Next, it was downtown to B on Main

I bought red candles and some silly cowgirl coasters for KC.

While I was waiting for them to wrap my purchase I spotted these.

I couldn't resist.

I will set the table like this on Valentine's Day.

Tonight it is dinner at a lovely restaurant everyone says is a must.

The menu looks wonderful and the company will be great.

We don't get to see KC often, but it is such a pleasure to have her with us - even if it is just 36 hours.

And I will start saving for a real shopping spree when I fly to San Francisco for the day on
Mother's Day.

In our family,

Mother + Daughter = Shopping


  1. Next time you go.... have someone snap that picture of the two of you shopping.


  2. Thanks for dropping by. I just read your declutter post. Maybe I should have had KC help me with my cupboards instead of shopping!