I had a few days between the end of finals and when spring classes started up again and since I found a great deal on a ticket to Milwaukee, I couldn't resist going to visit my sister and her cute family for a few days.
I was so excited to finally meet my niece, Charlotte, who was born last October!
And of course, I couldn't wait to little Eliza who I hadn't seen since last June - she has grown up so much!
We made our first stop at the Milwaukee Zoo - which, surprisingly, is one of the best I've been to. They have every kind of animal you can think of!
We loved being able to watch the tigers and all the other big cats up close!
We also made a trip to the Harley Davidson museum in downtown Milwaukee. And despite not being a huge Harley fan, I really like the museum! A must see if you're ever in the area.
They had motorcycles on display from all the way back in the early 1900's.
This was the first Harley ever built - all the way back in 1903 - pretty amazing that it's even still intact! And the white lines on the floor show the size of the first shop where they built the bikes.
Of course, Eliza was thrilled when she spotted the PINK motorcycle.
And again when we found the pink Harley gear in the "kid's corner" - she even got to play on her own play motorcycle! haha.
Dan was able to take a day off from school to drive down to the outlet malls with us.. where we spent way too much on clothes! But on the way we stopped at the Jelly Belly factory and got to sample lots of new flavors.
However, I didn't dare get close to these. In case you can't see the picture.. some of the worst were moldy cheese, rotten egg, booger, canned dog food... you get the idea.
But Aaron was determined to try every yucky flavor -- and he definitely did. Ew!
Another favorite part about Milwaukee is that they have awesome malls with every store you could ever want... including H&M (my favorite)! Marissa and I had so much fun shopping together - which doesn't happen every often. And Eliza definitely had a good time entertaining herself by trying on all the pretty bracelets. haha.
We were so happy that Aaron was able to fly out with me as well - even though Marissa and Dan have lived in Milwaukee for about two years, this is the first time he could come to visit! He had a great time playing uncle for the weekend (and yes, Charlotte smiles like this all the time - so cute! ).
I had such a fun week having no homework and being able to relax and be with my family. It was so hard to leave especially since class started the next day, but I knew Nick was getting pretty lonely back in Provo :)
Thanks Dan and Marissa for letting us stay with you all week - can't wait to see you again in August (or hopefully sooner)!