the Dunkins in the Desert: Day Five (shopping)

 

 

 

 

 

it was another beautiful, sunny day here in AZ.

this is what i looked like in the pool yesterday (day 4):
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there’s no reason i’m sharing it with you other than i like it and it’s from dave’s phone and i just saw it today for the first time.

see,
i can be random.

the oldest Munchkin caught some “solo time” this morning.
i found him in alex’s bed,
reading a book.
apparently, he’d been reading a book to her earlier.
but she wasn’t there when i saw him.

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i think the cousins built a “ship” here.
they INSISTED i take a picture:

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shortly after the above photo was taken,
alex wanted to re-locate Mr Pickles
(sorry, Bob, but the kids named the House Bear “Mr. Pickles”)
from downstairs to upstairs.
thank goodness grandma was able to help!

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while the boys and littles stayed home,
the grown up girls went shopping in Scottsdale.

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i hate to tell you this,
but the bodysuits from the 80s are BACK:

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(no, i did NOT buy it.
or anything remotely similar to it.
but i DID own a few back in the 80s.)

i did, however, enjoy this for lunch:
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yum!
Pita Jungle for my yummy lunch win!

while we shopped and enjoyed and relaxed,
there was plenty more swimming back at the house:

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and then when they were all done with the sun,
it was time for video games.
only the house game system is X-Box 360.
but all the games at the house are X-Box.
so there wasn’t much “gaming” happening.

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while we were gone,
my amazing husband also spent the day SMOKING a pork.
so dinner tonight was a much-anticipated event:

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RIGHT before dinner,
I remembered that I was supposed to make jalapeño poppers for dinner.
Mom to the rescue for cutting the jalapeños while I mixed the “popper” part and filled the jalapeño shells.

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it was all sooooo good.

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even the cousins ate well tonight!

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and then there was a bedtime story from grandpa

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while some of us enjoyed a FASHION SHOW
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(my swap.com order arrived yesterday and i picked it up from home today!

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this is a tank that i said “NO” to as soon as i pulled it out of the box.
a very emphatic “NO.
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but the moment i put it on, my opinion changed.
as did the opinion of my SIL.
and even my friend Julie (who enjoyed some photos via text) agreed!

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these two are my favorite:

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it’s that button back detail on the black & white one
and it’s this little detail on the gray & white one):

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i ordered 14 tank tops, hoping to keep about 5 of them.
swap.com is something i JUST found.
it’s a website, not an app.
it’s all used clothing.
the prices are great.
you can get free shipping for ordering a certain amount of product (price-wise).
and they have free returns.
for any reason.
and you get your money back….
not store credit.
so far, I’m impressed.
out of the 14 tops I received,
i’m keeping 6.
and it was a unanimous decision:

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yes.
i know.
i have a problem.
black. white. gray. and stripes.
i’m addicted.
but at least i know what i like.
and i didn’t keep ALL the striped tank tops i received.
did you know,
when i ordered,
the inventory for small & medium sized tank tops was over 17,000?!
seriously.
the 6 tanks I’m keeping come to $37.10 (i think that was the amount).
not too shabby!

but enough about that fashion show…..
after our fashion show was finished,
we found the boys like this:

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so again,
we ate well,
we played well,
and it was another successful Family Reunion day.
up tomorrow:
HIKING IN THE DESERT.
WOO HOO!

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