{WHW}: Minnesota'ing

Happy Wednesday, and pre-Thanksgiving day, friends!!
I'm back today with my recap of our super fun trip to Minnesota!

This weekend we:
~managed to make our 8:10am flight after MG realized on our drive to the airport that our flight wasn't at 8:30 like he had thought (oops)

~had a successful first flight with Ella. She took two short naps on the plane and only screeched a few times.
~Made it to MN and got picked up by our friends at the airport. We ordered in lunch at their house from our favorite place there--Yum!--and then Michelle and I went to get our nails done while the boys stayed with the kids.

~Ella bear got her first taste of what Winter really feels like
~Ella conked out for bed on east coast time, and then MG, Michelle and I went and had drinks at a speakeasy, and then went out to dinner at Freehouse and Kev joined us later after his team meetings
(the food and drinks were soooooo good)
fried cheese curds and their specialty beer-cocktails
~Woke up Sunday morning to lots of loving from the kids. Ella was definitely a star attraction
~Got ourselves ready for the game and left the little girls at home with their trusted babysitter.

~Got onto the field pre-game and got to see all kinds of players up close and personal, in addition to our traditional photo with Kev before the game
~The game was SO good--and the Vikings put a hurting on the Rams who are also leading their division, so this was a HUGE win!
~Michelle noticed that 3 of the girls from The Bachelor/Bachelor in Paradise were at the game, a few rows in front of us (Lauren, Emily and Haley), and I ended up getting a pic with two of them (the other twin is in the background) #superhighlight
(Lauren complimented the color of my shirt...no big deal lol)
~Tailgated in the players'/coach's parking lot after the game and had celebratory drinks with them as they came out--so so fun!

~Had dinner in at home (Ella tried pieces of pot roast carrots for the first time and was a big fan), and just spent time hanging out until we all crashed for bedtime

~We woke up Monday, had breakfast and then headed to the airport around 10am to catch our flight. Even the second time around, it was easier (we learned from our first mistakes). It also helped that we got upgraded to first class (although I felt that much more nervous when Ella would screech). She was a trooper and napped for an hour and ten minutes of the flight though. 
first class at 6 months...lol
The only glitch we had was that she decided to poop during the final descent, when we couldn't get up to change her. And it leaked through her jammies....so that was a fun clean up after de-planing but we still survived it!

The whole trip was fantastic! It was SO great to see our friends, get to spend quality time with the boys, see a Vikings win, meet the Bachelor girls, and get Ella's first plane ride under our belts! Time went by way too quickly, as it always does when you're with great people and it just makes us wish they lived closer so we could do it more often.

Now it's your turn to share what's hap-"pinning" with you!


  1. It really does sound like the best trip you guys could have taken!! So glad everything went well with traveling - minus the little accident upon arrival! Have a great Thanksgiving! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. What a wonderful trip! First class looks so good on Miss Ella, oh man I reminder a couple incidents on planes when the boys were small..you just go with the flow. Happiest of Thanksgivings to you sweet friend!

  3. Wow sounds like an awesome trip! I bet you're so glad you went! Wait, do you guys know players on the Vikings? And how fun to see the Bachelore/Bachelorette girls!! Wonder why they were there??

  4. oh i'm so glad it was a great success! lol to the landing though. and dang girl - she's all fancy in first class ;) hehe. love that you met some bachelor girls! i'd fan girl so much haha. have a wonderful thanksgiving chica!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  5. So glad y'all had a great time! I think the best part would have been getting to meet Lauren! Ella is getting cuter and cuter!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  6. Yay for a fabulous first trip with baby girl! LOL at her poop during the final descent, and how awesome that you got to meet Lauren and the twins! I wonder what they were doing in Minnesota! Happy Thanksgiving <3
    Green Fashionista

  7. SO glad Ella did well during the flights - that must have been so much of a relief. The Vikings game looked AWESOME, too! What a great trip!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  8. So glad it all went well (and who among us has not had a poop incident, no shame Ella!). Love this tradition for you guys!

  9. What a fun-filled trip and yay for getting upgraded to first class! Ella is such a cutie and I'm glad the whole traveling experience was pretty much a success minus a few screeches. Have fun celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  10. I am so glad that she did so well on the plane!!! :) Sounds like an amazing trip.

  11. I'm so glad that Ella had a good first flight! How cool that you got to meet the Bachelor girls! I would have been star struck! Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. LOVE this and so happy for good baby travels! When you sent me that photo it made my day! Hope y'all had a fabulous Thanksgiving!

  13. It looks like you guys has a great weekend! I'm glad Ella survived her first plane trip with no major hiccups!

  14. So glad you decided to make the trek-- looks like a great trip!!! XOXO


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