Beauty and The Beast had two little boys that wanted to go swimming on Saturday, so he called me to see if anyone was interested. Baby Doll had just arrived home from her first volleyball tournament, but she is always up for a good swim.
Curly was up for some fun. Trouble was, our local pool was so short-staffed that they closed at 3:00 on Saturday, so we headed for Herriman.
You know how much I love basketball. I'm sad to say that today was the last day of our season.
This is one of the best groups of kids I have ever coached. Not because we won every game; more because we didn't. My guys handled themselves just the way I asked them to; win or lose, they are great sports.
Today was a bit stressful. I'm pretty sure I told you the reason Drama Queen came to town was to take our places this week on the cruise to Ensanada with our three youngest.
After we cruised in Florida, my sweetie said "never again," so we asked Drama Queen, who quickly accepted. There has been tons of work and planning, but none of that mattered until we had 4 negative Covid tests.
The 4 people running tests had a great audience watching them. Scout went first and she was fine with a quick negative. Baby Doll was next, remember, all these tests were the proctored kind, and just like that, half of our cruisers were negative.
It's not that we expected anyone to have Covid. Nobody was sick, but with Omicron, you just never know. Drama Queen took care of her own test and breathed a sigh of relief when she was done.
That just left Curly.
He was in the middle of an online class, but I made him take a break. It takes 25 minutes to run a test and 20 minutes after his negative result, the kids were piling into the car so they could get on the road.
It has been SO fun having Drama Queen, Teach, and the kids here. We have done all kinds of things besides online school. Twizlet and I did the virtual 1st Book Club from the library. We read two Mo Willems books and made some bright green slime.
Drama Queen dyed Scout's hair and I did 9 haircuts! We gave Baby Doll some layers.
Last spring I bought a gift certificate for my sweetie from the Bingham Bands fundraiser. It was an overnight stay at our local Embassy Suites. He was excited to have a little getaway, but we haven't been able to make it happen until this weekend.
The room was really nice, so we settled in and put our feet up.
The room had a little kitchen area and since it was Sunday, my sweetie decided to cook for us.
It wasn't perfect (when my sweetie opened the bottle of sparkling cider, it sprayed all over the room!!), but it was pretty close.
We soaked in the hot tub, watched TV, talked and laughed. I should have taken more pics, I guess, but I was too busy enjoying the moment.
It's that time of year when we spend hours taking Girl Scout cookie orders, making goals and planning ways to spend our hard-earned troop money.
I love being a Girl Scout! This is my 30th year helping my girls as a Troop Leader, Cookie Manager, patch sewer...
I have been working on my first Girl Scout patch quilt. Not sure why I chose Teach; maybe because her stuff was in the top of the bag, but I love the way it looked when I laid it out for the first time.
It will take me a while to make it all permanent. Meanwhile, I guess it is time to help Baby Doll sell a few more cookies...
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This last week The Frog and I got to go on our first solo vacation since our honeymoon. It was nice to get away and not worry about diaper changes, or cooking, or laundry. But it was especially nice just being together. We got to talk for hours on end without interruption and that hasn’t happened since our oldest left the womb.
We watched shows, played games, and dressed up fancy for dinners. The Frog really loves trivia and he even won a game while we were there (he came in second place on many others). We had some great moments but my favorite was playing mini golf.
We were on the seventh or eighth hole when the wind started to pick up. My ball kept rolling away from me while I was trying to hit it. My hair was going every which way and I couldn’t see a thing. I tried grabbing my hair with my hand while hitting the ball and my sweet husband stopped me. He ran up behind me and fought with the wind to get all my hair into his own hands. So there he was, standing right behind me (hair in hand) as I lined up the shot (it was pretty romantic and hilarious). We were both in fits of laughter. I got my ball steady and just before I hit it, I whispered, “I have a ponytail.” Thankfully he let me hit the ball before he threw my hair back into the wind laughing. I had a ponytail on my wrist the whole time! I don’t know, maybe you had to be there, but it was hilarious.
We had lots of fun being together, but there were definitely tears shed when we picked up the kids. We got home to discover our furnace had stopped working while we were gone! Suddenly, we were on another ‘mini vacation’ to The Frog’s parents’ house while we waited for the handyman to come. Thankfully, it was a minor repair and we were truly home the next day. Lots of adventures this week!
At church we have a program called Come Follow Me where we read scripture and learn about Jesus. 2021 was the year we were supposed to read the Doctrine & Covenants, but somehow we got 6 or 7 weeks behind.
So my sweetie decided we all needed a little incentive. As long as we finished the lessons by the end of the year, we could have an evening out at Texas Roadhouse!
It took us until the new year rang on the west coast, but we made it, and tonight we shared our reward.
So fun to share a reward we all worked for together.💕