Girls Day Out: Madonna Inn

Our Kind of Real.. more like real bad luck! Yup. You heard it right, I promised I would keep it as real as possible so yes, the 1954 Corvette is currently in the shop. Thankfully nobody was hurt, it was due to the battery dying so it was out of my control,  and the damage isn’t as bad as it could have been. (Staying positive if you can’t tell)  After crashing we were able to bring it back into the garage just fine. There was nothing we could do at that point so, we decided to continue our girls day without the Corvette and head to our destination, The beautiful Madonna Inn .

I took my nieces Edi and Maile out for a much needed dessert date. Living in a male dominated household from my humans to my fur babies, a little estrogen is always welcome…especially when it comes in the form of dressing up and eating fancy desserts. We ordered the champagne cake (Lacking the pink swirls), triple ice cream sundae, and strawberry pie for lunch. Well presented and delicious is a deadly combo and boy did we scarf all three plates down fast. Days like these are so wonderful, I remember that it isn’t just about me and what I can do with my own children. Its important to me to invest time into my nieces and nephews because people in my family did that for me and we are so close because of it.

It was a lovely afternoon, full of pink, smiles, laughs and the best part, totally affordable. Someday I would love be able to stay the night there and enjoy everything Madonna has to offer, but for now we will be fancy and dine in the bakery!

If I can inspire you to do anything this week, it would to take the time to treat your nieces and nephews out for a date, write a letter to them, or reach out in some way. After all, family is the most important thing we have.


The Burkards



  1. Carol
    June 24, 2016 / 6:06 pm

    While I was pregnant with my daughter, my boys were 3 and 2 1/2. Everything was BOYS BOYS BOYS. I was immersed in it. I was on bedrest with Abi for 6 months and needed help with my very active boys. I friend of mine’s daughter was looking for something to do between college classes and she help me out. She was EVERYTHING girly but lavished my boys with boy stuff! She changed my life right then and there! I fell in love with glitter and pink and purple again. I decided that I wouldn’t let my femininity slip again, I would embrace it but allow my boys to embrace boyhood as well! I will never forget it. I’m so happy you did this with your nieces and that you have family close by to keep your feminine roots alive and flourishing!

  2. Ann Lundeen
    June 25, 2016 / 3:51 am

    Have totally enjoyed reading your blogs! You have a great way of reminding us all young or old parents to take time, appreciate and enjoy what really matters! Look forward to future blogs! 😀 keep up the good work!

  3. bethi
    June 26, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    Gorgeous Girls! Best auntie Ever! Always taking time for my little angels! This is one for the books! XOXO

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