I had a long weekend with Jasper and Kayla. She came on Friday and went home on Monday.
For those of you who are long-time blog readers, you know that Kayla is the second from the oldest in our family of five kids. Kayla is a health/family consumer sciences teacher. She’s married to Spencer and Jasper is their 18-month-old obsession.
Jasper has fought some health issues in the breathing department. He has been hospitalized three times this year for a couple of overnights each time. He gets viral-induced asthma that leads to breathing problems that are best cared for at the hospital.
Because of that, I’ve not seen a lot of Jasper this year. I was so looking forward to this visit.
They came on Friday. Jasper got to visit one of my childcare babies…who is nine months younger than Jasper and is a really close family friend. Their moms were cheerleaders together in high school. It’s fun to see second-generation friendships forming.
Jasper really enjoyed time with him.
On Saturday we had plans to meet up with Kelli. We were going to a local event called Breakfast on the Farm. It was raining and hard to take the kids in the rain so we opted to go thrifting instead.
Here we are loaded up with Kalissa, Carver, Gannon, Jasper, Kayla, and me.
We had fun thrifting and doing a few errands. Kalissa was great and while Kayla and I thrifted with Jasper, she took her boys and picked up food from the local Taco Truck.
If you are in Decorah check out Lesley’s Taco Truck. It’s a must-try place! If you live in the area they are in Decorah but occasionally venture out into some of the neighboring towns. Follow her on Facebook to see where they will be. I loved it so much I can say, I’ll be stopping back many more times this summer. YUM!!
The gal that runs the Taco Truck is awesome. She’s the definition of hard-working. Kalissa knows her personally through nursing contacts and only has great things to say about her and her family. She was so sweet and threw an extra quesadilla into our order. The kids munched on it on the way home.
One of Kalissa’s missions, while we were in town, was to find jalapeno vodka. There is a mixed drink she likes that uses it but hasn’t been able to find it. She couldn’t find it but did get vodka and did get jalapenos and infused it herself.
Kayla was SUPER happy about her thrifting finds. Kayla enjoys thrifting and finding vintage clothing. She does resale with it and has a lot of fun doing that.
Here she is with her goodies. She put on a show for Kalissa and me to show off her finds. She really has an eye for it. Right now she is in a big push to find work-worn Carhartt pants-even ones with holes and patches. I asked her what she meant and she said…”Mom, that kind of jeans so beat up you wouldn’t want to have patched them for Dad.” WOW, there’s a market for that I guess. Who knew?? Sadly she didn’t find any on this trip.
I found a few thrifty things…I got a Martha Washington cabinet. It’s painted. I don’t know where I will put it. I don’t know if I’ll strip it. I paid $30 for it. Worst case scenario, I’ll resell it. I’ve always wanted a Martha Washington cabinet though. I couldn’t leave it there.
If you aren’t familiar with this style, the sides both lift and items can be put in there.
There are three drawers at the front.
So what would you do…strip it, or leave it as is?? I honestly think the first thing I am going to do is see if I can find a place to put it in the house. I’m thinking of using it as a nightstand…hmm.
I found a few things for the childcare…Nothing great. I found some fabric and a pattern… The pattern is a Buttermilk Basin pattern I have long loved. It was only 25 cents. I don’t know if I’ll get it made but for 25 cents, I could risk it. The brown fabric was a couple of yards worth for $1. The white was $5 and there are six yards there!! Yahoo. Enough for a back for sure.
I found this homemade Raggedy Ann and Andy. I don’t love the orange hair. I might take it out and redo it. They were 75 cents each. So cute!!
That was my Saturday. There is more to tell about Sunday. The rest of the gang showed up and it was busy!! What a fun day. It was great to have a little bit of extra time with Kayla and Jasper.