Nov 28, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

So grateful for this bunch! Hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving too.

Nov 27, 2014

Making Pies

Pretty sure I've told you before that I don't like cooking. It's just not my thing. Oh I can follow a recipe, but just naturally knowing what spices are needed and stuff like that is way beyond my abilities.

Princess, on the other hand, is a natural born baker. She loves it! That's why I had to wait until she got home from shopping before I could make the pies and now that it's almost 2:30 AM and the pies are still in the oven, I'm starting to regret that decision.

We made 4 pecan, 6 pumpkin (one without a crust for my sweetie), an apple, and a small empty crust for someone who might be hoping for a cream pie. Scout helped me mix up the pumpkin. Since we made pies in Activity Days last week, she thinks she's a pro.

The best part of pie-making and just holidays in general is spending the time with family. I'm so grateful for them.

I hope you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Nov 26, 2014

A Different Pinewood Derby

Tonight was the Pinewood Derby. I think I told you my sweetie was released from his Cubmaster position after nearly 4 years a couple of months ago. He was immediately pulled into the Young Men's presidency, but the Dog Walker is the Assistant Cubmaster, so we are still supporting the pack.

Tonight was Pinewood Derby, but it was totally different for us this time. Sport brought a car over to race in Open Class, but now that he is no longer a Cub Scout, he didn't bother to make a new one. Nor did any of our other kids. My sweetie has been working ridiculous hours, but he took off tonight so he could help the Dog Walker line up the heats for the cars.

It was great to see them working together as a team again. The Dog Walker just loves being in charge and even though there is a new Cubmaster, he is content to let the Dog Walker run things. When we were finished with awards, my sweetie presented each family with a Down and Derby DVD we had gotten for them at the Scouting Expo. They were so excited to watch this fun movie about a few dads that get totally out of control when building their cars... I mean their boys' cars.

It was also the first time I embroidered 12 winners hats and none of them came back home with us. Yes, it was definitely a different sort of derby for us, but good, very good. :)

Nov 25, 2014

High School Musical

I know the weeks right before Thanksgiving are traditionally devoted to the musicals at the area high schools, but having Prima Donna and Curly in Peter Pan at Bingham the same time the Drama Queen's musical was running in Nephi made it difficult to support both shows, but we managed.

We left today about 4:30 and after two quick stops, one for a potty break and one to pick up the last of the wedding fabric, we landed in Nephi at 6:40. Drama Queen had already secured our tickets, so we only needed to give her a hug and find our seats before the curtains opened. We had a full van, with Bossy in the driver's seat since my sweetie had to work and her kids and a bunch of mine and Grandpa.

The Drama Queen was so excited to direct High School Musical patterned after the Disney version. It was a small venue, but very well done for a small-town school. My favorite character was Mrs. Darbus. She did a better job than the woman on the movie! The leads had beautiful voices and the dancing was fun and upbeat.

Thanks for doing all the driving, Bossy.
My amazing daughter does such a great job with kids! I'm a little sad to think that this was the last musical we will see her direct in Nephi. She is planning to move home for a few months before she serves a mission for our church.

So proud of you, Drama Queen! You did an awesome job!
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