Adult-Like Spring Break

Grown up spring break is a real treat when you sandwich skiing, shopping and scrumptious family lunches and dinners in between your little sister’s bridal shower and bachelorette party.

I didn’t mind the uber early jetlag wakeup the first morning when I saw this stunning sunrise.
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Slowly but surely, the snow melted away just in time to rock our spring looks at Katie’s shower.  DSC_0628DSC_0636DSC_0631Mimosas and mouth-watering cookies over girl-talk and picture posing had the soon-to-be Mrs. Burgett glowing.
005004Us maids marveled over all of the bride-to-be’s great gifts.DSC_0672008011

Midweek, Dad played hooky and we snuck off for a day of [almost] spring skiing at Seven Springs. IMG_3497We inadvertently opted for mostly après skiing- the unexpected 4pm closing time had us hiking up to Helen’s for cocktails a wee bit early than expected!
IMG_3472 IMG_3473The next night, it was Mom’s turn for celebration- she turned 50 (again)! The girls + Dad and Bri spied on the Cavs players strolling around at Adega over modern Mediterranean.

IMG_3500Finally, Kate’s b’lette bash arrived and the sisters headed to Hocking Hills. With a cozy cabin, great group of girls, and snacks, casseroles and wine to boot, we kicked off Kate’s last fling before the ring!013 020Soon, Kate will be taking the plunge, so we thought it only appropriate to prepare her for this big leap of faith by jumping off platforms and zip lining through the trees of Hocking Hills.IMG_3524IMG_2747She handled it like a champ and we all filled up on adrenalin before our big night out. IMG_2716

IMG_2718 IMG_2737IMG_2714 IMG_2750 IMG_2703Dressed up and ready to impress, we set off dinner at Rhapsody in the one-horse town of Nelsonville.068 I think our group possibly equated to the entire town’s population, it was like going back in time! The food was fabulous and this hidden gem hit the spot.IMG_3527On the way home, the twins indulged me with a stop at Denison. Walking around my old stomping grounds was a blast from the past. IMG_3555 IMG_3563 IMG_3567 IMG_3568No trip to Granville is complete without lunch at Brew’s and a sweet treat from Whit’s. IMG_3582 IMG_3589 IMG_3590Full of wonderful memories, mom’s cooking, and an extra suitcase of Nordstrom goodies, I battled the inevitable snow storm that seems to pass through Chicago every time my flight is scheduled that way and miraculously made it back to London!

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