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Monday, October 27, 2008

This weekend....

This weekend has gone by in a whirl. There was a trip....a corn maze conquered...a speech by our budding politician....a church function......burgers critiqued....and finally a nice dinner bar-be-cued by yours truly.

First up was the corn maze trip with the Boo-Bear and her class. I took a ton of pictures but as they have other peoples kids in them I wasn't sure if I should post them or not. I felt okay putting this one on here though. This corn maze was really cool. It was huge! I mean really big. It was sectioned into 12 plots. Each plot was a color. You had to go by this map and find the mailbox hidden in each section. Each mailbox had a small square that you would tape onto your map. At the end you'd get a picture and then your group would have to cross a bridge signifying you were done. I won't tell you what group ABSOLUTELY CRUSHED (coughminecough) their competition. I will tell you that the group (coughminecough) that did come in first had to sit there for ten minutes enjoying their glory while they waited for the others to finish. There were 6 teams in all. Nothing like crushing a bunch of 6th graders! Later that night the Boo-Bear had to give a speech. She is running for Treasurer at our Youth Center. She rocked the hiz-ouse if I do say so myself. She got up there and read that speech like no-ones business! If they vote for anyone else but her.....well then the country is going to hell in a hand basket cause the girl had some good ideas. Her main goal is to be nice and make sure it isn't all about her. (SEE!!) Now knowing her like we do the hubby and I had to laugh cause if it ain't about her then who is it about???!She also promised to be honest with the money and not steal any of it. Oh yeah, we're proud! hahaha

On Saturday the Capt had signed up for a speed reading course in Columbus and since lunch was promised I decided to go and keep him company for the hour long ride up there. I didn't get any pics of our lunch but really should have. It was so good! We had pizza at this cute bistro. They cooked over a stone hearth. It was just lovely.

Can he read faster then me now, you ask??
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA That would be a no. :) He is insistent that in time he will surpass my greatness. I have chosen to let him live in denial.

Saturday night, about two hours after we got home from Columbus, we went to a church function. Our church is helping to sponsor ummmmmmm well actually I forget what it's called. It was held at a local high school. We took the whole family. Even the Son was in attendance. :) There was some of this going on.....

A little of this......
Some of that.....
A bunch of this here....
A couple of girls did this.....
There were kids of all ages that go around the world and perform. From all countries. They had hip-hop dancers, BMX bike riders and boys with skateboards. Next weekend we have the guys with the huge muscles crushing things and some people from Hawaii dancing. The kiddos loved it!! Speaking of muscles, when it was over we decided to start our "Tasting of The Burgers" Here is my very own muscle-man posing at the burger place we decided to start with....


He is ordering burgers from White Castle. We came up with the idea, since we are extremely exciting!, to try different places that are known for good burgers and rate them on a scale from 1-5. They are rated on presentation....taste....service and also on their fries. Every Sunday we will try a new place. White Castle started off strong. It has a booth you drive up to and there is a cup you put your money in....kinda like at an outside bank teller. Once the money is in the cup you press send and off it goes. Within minutes your food comes floating out on a box. It was so neat the kiddos wanted pictures taken.
It went downhill after that.
It only got a 1. Yep. Those burgers were awful! No one liked them....except for The Son but he is 19 and will eat pretty much anything. Yuck!
After all the excitement of the weekend we decided to just rest on Sunday. After church I fired up the grill and made some of this........

Can you smell them???? They got a resounding 5 out of 5 from the family!
Now my house is quiet. The Capt has a class coming up and needs to read two really thick books so he is here next to me getting er' done. The Son is out with friends. Boo-Bear is up in her room watching a movie. Middle Daughter is in her room doing 16 year old stuff. And me? I'm sitting in the living room perusing blogs and listening to jazz while partaking of a nice glass of Pino Grigio.
Hope your weekend was as good as mine!!!
dawn

2 comments:

Shasta said...

White Castles isn't something you eat as a regular meal for a family outing. You have to be prepared for it. It's got to be like 2 in the morning, and you are drunk or hung over or something, and then it is delicious!
It is an acquired taste and you've got to eat it regularly for that taste to be acquired.

Leigh said...

Sounded like a great weekend! The fam is lookin' great. Miss them!