Friday, July 13, 2018
We have enjoyed hosting our German cousin Pia this week and sadly, she leaves tomorrow morning. We hope that she has had a great stay! I love that my husband loves and cherishes his German side of the family. He took off from work this week to make sure she had a good time. A little more back story – Pia’s father is almost exactly the same age as my husband. Her father came and stayed with my hub one summer as a teen, too.
Monday my friend invited us to her swim club. Pia has gotten a nice Kentucky tan!
Tuesday we took a break from the sun and did a bunch of little things around town including a visit to a real American high school – mine! Here she is sitting in a desk in my classroom (it is a mess because of summer cleaning!). We followed this with a visit to a beautiful old library, two cute little gift shops, and lunch at a hot chicken place – Royal’s Hot Chicken in Nulu if you are local. Have you heard of Nashville hot chicken? It has become very popular here, too.
One of the many horses decorated around Louisville. This one is on Frankfort Avenue.
My son wanted to split the kale salad with warm bacon dressing at Royal’s. And, we shared some wedges and chicken. Pia thought this was her favorite meal of her two weeks up until that point.
We came home and Pia napped while my boys did some gaming. Late afternoon my niece picked Pia up for her most important purchase of her stay – real cowboy boots! She really wanted these and my niece knew of a good place.
I did a little patio reading and I’m liking this book well enough to continue which is a first for me in a long while!
Blogger Kristin from Stuff, Things, Etc. blog was selling this beautiful Madewell tote and I claimed it first! This beauty is making me think of fall clothes!
I love surprises! My MIL is the great aunt of Pia and we wanted to have a goodbye party for Pia so I invited she and my FIL. My MIL’s birthday is Sunday so it’s also a birthday party for her, but she doesn’t know. So, they each think it’s for the other! Bahahaha (evil sounds). We are cooking some traditional German foods and making a German marble birthday cake. I also wanted a cake for Pia so I had the fine folks in the Kroger bakery write “bye” in German on this 4th of July cake – o.k., it was reduced down to $3.99, too, but it will still be good until tomorrow and I thought it looked very “American”!
What are your favorites this week? Leave me one in the comments if you aren’t a blogger! Favorite product, item, book, show, movie, etc.?
What are your plans for this weekend? I haven’t thought much beyond taking Pia to the airport Saturday morning, but I do have an 18th anniversary to celebrate!
Thanks for reading!