Today started off really great! My husband had to work from home, but I had the day off so my mom and I thought it would be fun to head out to one of our favorite local malls just to get out of the house for a bit, enjoy the Christmas festivities and maybe hunt for a Christopher Radko or two to commemorate 2016.
In the span of just a few hours we managed to obsess over the Gianni Bini and Antonio Milani shoes and clothing at Dillard’s, sniff just about every perfume in Sephora, stuff our faces with delicious spicy chicken deluxe sandwich meals at Chick fil a, and identify the perfect Radko ornament to start my collection!
Outside of Dillard’s we also really enjoyed seeing these really talented women playing Christmas songs on their instruments:
My mom gave Gabriel a dollar to place in the violin case and I was scared to death he’d walk up there and grab a handful of cash but he tossed it politely in and then photo-bombed my picture:
We also stopped by the kids play area to let Gabriel run out some energy and spend some time with kids that are his age. Now that he isn’t in daycare anymore, 95% of his interaction is with adults so I feel good about being able to let him run himself silly with “friends” (what Gabriel calls kids) that are his own age.
Daniel really enjoyed being able to see and hear all the hustle and bustle too. With a big brother and two large dogs at home, the kid kinda can’t help but the thrive on noise!
Unfortunately I also lost my wallet (but didn’t realize it until I got home). We live about 40 minutes from the mall too so it was quite the hike to head back out there to look for it, but I’m super grateful my husband volunteered to go with me because I didn’t want to look alone (I was already freaking out and really upset with myself for being so unaware). We didn’t find it and I did call the bank to cancel my card but it’s still a bummer.
The “wallet” I use is technically a makeup bag so I had several favorite makeup items, important papers/notes and a few gift cards that I doubt I’ll ever see again. Security said no one had turned it in, but the funny thing is that even after about 4-5 hours of it missing I didn’t see any indication via my bank that someone had tried to use the card. So part of me is hoping that whoever found it will be a kind enough person to either bring or mail it to me… but the jaded part of me is like… yeah… that will happen.
Regardless, like I said on Instagram, there are worse things to lose! I managed to get home to a still standing house, with a still working car and still accounted for children 😀 So even with the suckage, I can’t help but to still be grateful for all the goodness too!