Ahhh, I do love to travel but it is nice to be home! I seriously love my bed. :) I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. We were able to make it home from vacation in time to spend a quiet Easter at home.
DH and I decided it was the perfect time to take the girls on a car trip for Spring Break (ala National Lampoon's Vacation). No...I have not shared that movie with them YET but it is getting hard to hold DH off. He loves those movies.
Anyway, we started the trip driving to Niagara Falls. Absolutely gorgeous, so glad I finally had a chance to see them. We had planned to only see them from the American side and not mess with passports until we talked to my FIL. So glad he convinced us to update our passports and see the falls from Canada's side. It was definitely worth going through customs.
Then we were off to New York City. We took a trip out to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, went up in the Empire State Building and got to see Wicked on Broadway. That is definitely one of my absolute favorite shows I have ever seen. It was amazing.
Our final stop on the trip was Philadelphia. We made sure to see the liberty bell and Constitution Hall, took a carriage ride with the BEST driver. She was sweet and really knew her stuff. Learned so much about the town. We also did tours of Betsy Ross' house, The Todd House (Dolly Madison's home before she became a first lady) and Ben Franklin's Print Shop. We couldn't leave without climbing the Rocky stairs at the Museum of Art. :) That was DH's request. :)
I don't have pictures for you yet. I haven't had time to load and edit anything but I will hopefully share them later this week. My laundry room is threatening that though. :)
I thought I would share a layout I made before I left though. I created this layout using some of the new My Mind's Eye from Emma's Paperie. Just adore their stuff. Before we left Bloomington L's 4th grade class did a musical version of Alice in Wonderland and our sweet L got to play Alice. She practiced really hard and I am so proud of the great job she did. I finally got around to scrapping the pictures.
The layout is actually straight IRL. Had a hard time getting the lines straight in the photo of the layout though. You can visit the Emma's Paperie Blog to find my supply list.
Have a wonderful week and thank you so much for stopping by!