Friday, July 2, 2010


the day finally arrived.

the day i finally got to get my target on.

i have been waiting oh so patiently.

it has been years since i last visited the states.

i have dual citizenship.

i was born and raised (until 10) in the states and then we moved to canada.

i got my dual citizenship when i was 20 or maybe i was 21 (somewhere around there).

anyways my point is this. i always feel the pull of my homeland country calling my name. it says laura come visit me, come shop, come see the sights. as soon as i cross the border into the u.s.a. i feel happy and at home and somehow lighter. (haha stop laughing)

dont get me wrong i love canada. very much. but i always feel a pull and a patriotism towards my homeland. all my extended family are in the states. can i get a what up to california? shout out to idaho, oregon and washington, holla!! i grew up in idaho, spent every summer in california and we would drive up the coast through washington and oregon on our way to cali. visiting family along the way. so many good times!!

so when sara arrived last thursday for a visit we through caution to the wind and went on an impromptu run for the border.

you see when we moved back to b.c. we put some money aside for a clothing fund for chris, sophia and i. we all really needed new clothes. the money was literally burning a hole in my pocket.

i knew where i needed to go and her name was target.


and this is what happens when your mommy is let loose and actually allowed to shop...

(sophie's loot) amazingly cute stuff, i found kids clothes were a better deal than adult clothes. i know where soph's pre-school wardrobe will come from. just sayin'.

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momma's loot...oh ya....

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miss model trying on some of her new apparel

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cutest little jacket ever...cutest little dress underneath too...doesn't exactly go together but we don't care. also, you can never go wrong with a jumbo lipsmacker courtesy of auntie sara. she has not put it down since getting it. she has the most moisterized lips ever. so does mommy.

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so my target craving has been satisfied for now.

i had to put back the cutest bedding ever and it hurt. bad.

don't even get me started on anthropologie. i will get to you soon my pretty.

i will be visiting the states again on the 10th with some girlfriends....danger! now if only i was wise enough to save some of my money, buhahaha.

you know what the bonus was?? we didn't have to pay duty. thank you border guard girl, you were a kindred spirit and let us through. i will never forget you....;)


Melanie said...

Back at ya from Idaho! Way to go shopper girl! Love, Auntie M.

amanda said...

LOVING all of it friend!!

i feel like i was with you in spirit!!

although for the record, i would have made you leave with the new deserve it friend!!

(see i am a horrible influence) :)

Young Pop Sophisticate said...

Such cute stuff! Sadly, the boy's department was full of dinosaurs and sports. It's so hard to find cute boys' clothing!

BabaLinda said...

Ha! Ha! Ha!
Good post!
AND you forgot to mention that I got to have my little Sophia for the whole day here in CANADA. She walked all over Maple Ridge with her pink umbrella even though it wasn't raining. One can never be too careful in Rainy Haney.
Grama Linda

Sara Brown said...

What fun was had...and what about our good times at Mi Mexico! hahaha...gotta love those frijoles refritos! So glad we got to have our special day and night (thanks La Quinta for our 'cozy stay')...miss you guys

Chris said...

Yeah for Target shopping. Love that place! I love the nameplate design on that Target. I've never seen one like that!