Friday, July 31, 2015

Sauk Centre & Lasagna


Mom & I had a shopping day in Sauk Centre!
I wore this dress (Emma & Michele) with this bag (Betsey Johnson).


And these shoes (Aerosole).
Cora loves "Grandpa Peas" (= fresh peas from Grandpa's garden)
and these empty pods were everywhere on the ground. 



Cora got a new "bike" to ride - it's called a "Fly Bike".


Here's part of Main Street!


Supposedly, this hotel is haunted.



Mom found a necklace. 


I love all the little signs.



And these socks made me LOL.



Pretty and creative displays:





LOVE this hand soap dispenser;
I hope my Jesus Germs get everywhere!


Little fluffy clouds over Main Street.


Eek!  There's a car coming out of the wall!


 Pretty steeple:


After my parents bought their cabin in Sauk Centre, they learned that my Mom's mother had grown up nearby and was married in the town - probably at this building (or its predecessor).
The day of the wedding, it hailed, and my Grandpa's soft-top for his convertible was destroyed.
For a year, while they saved up money to replace it, they drove with open umbrellas on rainy days!




Beautiful farmland




The bridge over the neck of the lake:




The Sumac is turning bright red already.
It usually doesn't turn red until FALL, so this is a little scary for Minnesotans!



It is usually green in summer, like this:




Dad was fixing on some stuff out by the shore while the girlies took their nap 
in the afternoon:




I went out kayaking again.


When I cut up my apple for an afternoon snack, the knife was surprisingly quick and sharp, and I sliced my finger.  Mark & Jillian talk frequently about being careful with knives, so when Cora hear that I had cut myself, she said, "Auntie Christie isn't very careful with knives!"


I assembled our lasanga for the following evening in stages.


Ready to percolate until oven time tomorrow!


It was another lovely day!

4 comments:

  1. 1. Are those gluten free lasagna noodles??? 2. Did you spend a ton of money in that cute store??? That Jesus soap and the not-Jesus socks were amazing! 3. Welcome home! Let's hang out!

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    1. Jihae!!!! I thought of you immediately when I saw that Jesus hand soap dispenser. :) 1. YES, they are gluten-free lasagna noodles. They have to be boiled for 10 minutes before the lasagna gets assembled, even though the package says they don't. Otherwise they're too chewy. Then I lay them all out on aluminum foil to cool until I assemble the whole lasagna pie business. I usually get the Tinkyada brand (I think they're available at Target now, but if not, Sprout's). 2. I did not spend that much money, but I could've bought much more! 3. Thanks! Yes, lets'! Text me with your availability and we'll figure something out. xoxoxo

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  2. What delightful memories. I appreciate the details that otherwise I might have forgotten. Great pictures and unusual dramatic reading.

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    1. Thanks, sweet Mom! The pictures bring back great memories for me, too. :)

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