I've gotta write about the awesome week I just had with my sisters and my mom. Mindy, Susanna, my mom and I all flew back to Merilee's house in Ohio last week for four blissful days without our children or husbands! It was such fun. We spent almost all of our time doing what we Packard girls do best--SHOPPING, of course! Oh, and driving, because everything in Ohio is spread out. I'll also mention that much time was also spent laughing so hard we cried (okay, mostly me. I'm soooo emotional right now!), trying to steal pictures of each other sleeping with Susanna's enormous neck pillow in the car, and staying up as late as possible while managing to get up as early as possible for another car ride into the city. Really, I can't write much about this trip without thinking of a million inside jokes that would make no sense to anyone but us. There is nothing in the world like being with my sisters!
One day we drove into Cincinnati and met our cousin Wade's wife, Nancy, who lives nearby. She spent the day shopping with us and it was such a fun day. Nancy met us at an awesome Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic clearance center that is basically a step down from their outlet stores. I found some amazing deals on clothes and shoes for the whole family. That day we also made it to Ikea, SugarCraft, and had dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory. You'd think three stores and dinner wouldn't take all day, but you don't know us...we shop until we drop (or find some diet pepsi).