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Oct 18, 2017

Ketchup, Anyone?

Did I ever tell you that my son-in-law, Twiz, has a huge aversion to ketchup? He absolutely can't stand it, in fact, I've heard him joke that he can't even kiss Teach if she has been eating it.

So today I had Twizlet for the entire workday. Just before noon, my sweetie texted me and asked if I would like to go to lunch. Of course I would never turn down an opportunity like that! He showed up about half an hour later and we decided on Culver's since I had a BOGO coupon for a double cheeseburger basket.

It's only a short drive to Culver's from our house, so even though Twizlet was tired, it wasn't enough time for her to doze off. After we ordered, my sweetie found us a table while I filled our cups and got ketchup and fry sauce.

Our food came quickly and we enjoyed our burgers. Twizlet ate some tiny pieces of cheese and chewed on a couple of fries. Then, in typical 8-month-old fashion, she began throwing them on the floor. That's when I decided it was time for her to try a little ketchup.

Sorry, Daddy!
She licked it first, testing it out, and before long, she was gumming them like a pro (she doesn't have any teeth yet). Of course we had to send her daddy a picture...

Oct 17, 2017

kinzd Makes a Great Wallet

I was approached by a little company named kinzd not too long ago to do a review on one of their minimalist wallets. Now you know me, there is nothing small about me, but I do love free things and Sport was pretty interested in getting a new wallet, so we agreed.

 It took about 3 weeks from the time we ordered them on Amazon until they actually showed up at my door and then, of course, I had pretty much forgotten about them. Sport grabbed the one that looked mostly like a regular wallet and that left me with this red thing I couldn't even figure out how to use. (Seriously, I had to pull up Amazon again just to look at it!)

But then I put a few cards in it and played around with it a bit and it wasn't long before I was a fan.I was impressed with the strap that pulled up my most important cards, but even more so with the fact that my coins didn't come out unless I wanted them to.

I always carry my purse, but there are sometimes when that just doesn't make sense. Like this would have been perfect for our Lagoon trips this summer. Or when I did take it with me a couple of weeks ago to Scary Hill. It is perfect for anywhere active when I don't want a big purse banging against my hip.

Nothing falls out. And it's "small."
Sport sent me a pic of his when I asked about it yesterday and he wanted me to tell you that he likes it. When I asked him why, he said it was "small." I think that's a pretty good review for a 14-year-old guy.

Oct 16, 2017

Visiting Grandma

We didn't have a family party today, but they were realigning the wards in our stake so we only had 2 hours of meetings at church. We got home just after 3:00 and my sweetie pulled together a nice meal. As we were sitting there, I felt so strongly that we should make a quick trip to see my sweet mother-in-law.

Crafty takes a great selfie!
By 4:15 we were loading the car and getting ready to leave. The Dog Walker had already made arrangements to spend the afternoon and evening with his girlfriend, so it was just the younger kids. The drive took us about an hour and a half and by about 6:00 we were sending the kids out to play so we could sit around and chat.

We stayed for a couple of hours, doing a bit of service and planning for a longer trip later in the week. It was so good to see her. Life is so precious and short. Families are definitely the most important part.

Oct 15, 2017

Donating to Build A Better Utah

Drama Queen and Baby Doll took care of our Build A Better Utah commitments while we were at the park with the football kids. It was a pretty quick delivery since Drama Queen had to leave for work just after noon., but they still had fun eating donuts and hot chocolate after unloading all the food and diapers donated by my generous neighbors and friends.

We should have spent the afternoon working on something useful, but instead we all piled in the van and drove down to the free theater and watched Cars 3. We got back home about 7:30 and shared the delicious chile verde my sweetie had been simmering all day in the crockpots. It was perfect. All except for the fact that the Utes lost by one point...


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