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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Girls' trip

My mom, sisters, and I have been wanting to go to Waco to see Magnolia Farms for a while. We finally did it last weekend! It was SO fun. We met up with some of the Andersen cousins that live in TX too, which was awesome. We met in Waco on Friday night and took over Pei Wei with our loud chatter and laughter. They were thrilled. Then it was off to HEB to get some stuff for breakfast. Abnormal amount of laughter for a grocery stop, but that's what happens when you get a bunch of cousins/moms together without kids! Well, besides 3 nursing babies. There's no escaping them.



We stayed at this adorable house in West, TX my cousin found on airbnb. It was so nice to have a place to chat until 2am and then sleep in our own rooms! In the morning we slept in and had kolaches and other Czech fruit pastries for breakfast. There are lots of Czech people in West, TX for some reason. Also in that town was the fertilizer plant explosion that happened a few years ago. We drove around to see where the plant used to be and some of the damage and rebuilding they've done. So sad.


Then it was off to Waco! 




I told Steph and Alyse to give me a "I can't believe we're at Magnolia" face.


Mom was on a mission to find some cotton stalks. Mission accomplished!




The weather was so perfect. After walking through the store we hung outside and got lunch from the food trucks. My first savory crepe did not disappoint! The one disappointment was that we didn't get anything from the bakery. By the time we made it over there the line was so long and we didn't have the time or energy to stand in it. Just gives us something to look forward to for next time!



We wandered around and saw the seed store and then ran into Cassie and her husband Dan! So funny to find yet another cousin (just from the other side). 


Harvey was so good the whole time!


We left Magnolia and went to Harp Design Co (the owners do all the woodwork for Chip and Jo on Fixer Upper. Something I learned while there, as I've only seen one episode of the show haha). From there we went our separate ways. It was super fast and even more fun! 


Meanwhile, Millie and Max were having a great time also. Tyler ended up having to work all day Saturday, so Gigi and Poppy saved the day by having Millie and Max stay with them! They took them to a movie, to lunch, a bike ride, and lots more. It was so nice to go and not worry - I knew the kids were in great hands! So thankful for them.



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