So according to the Princesses I haven’t written in a while and they have been looking for some updates.
Last weekend we drove out to AZ for a day of baking. We got in pretty late Friday night and then were up early Saturday to begin baking. The boys headed out to Top Golf. Nicole quickly made some Puerto Rican Egg Nog, Coquito, it was pretty darn good! Rose made the dough for the Pecan Sandies and Sugar Cookies the night before so we were able to jump right in. The little Prince was eager to start helping. Once we got the Pecan Sandies, Snicker Doodles and some Sugar Cookies made we started decorating. This is always messy and fun. A couple dozen later and we were all done. After some lunch the boys returned from Top Golf and they were all pretty buzzed. In effort to keep the momentum going we went to the Paradise Lounge. Drinks in hand we played Yahtzee. For every Yahtzee you had to do a shot. You can guess by the end of the night we were all pretty trashed. We got back to the house put all the drunks to bed and then made some s’mores by the fire pit with the kids before heading to bed ourselves.
Sunday after breakfast we headed back home.
Monday after dinner we got our xmas tree. The kids picked out a good one. This is our first Noble Fur, I like it and think it’s not as messy as the Douglas Fur.
Tuesday the Princess had her volleyball banquet. A fun night of Tacos, gifts, awards and video. I was very proud she received a Scholar Athlete award.
Thursday and Friday we were slammed with a storm that brought us some much needed rain. I loved every minute of it. Friday night after dinner a quick down pour came through and the kids and I went outside to splash in puddles.
Saturday after the Princess’ club practice we drove out to Grandpas for dinner. The kids were super excited to see the horses. Fannie is the brown horse and she is super mellow. Jazz is the black horse and she has a lot of spunk. Eventually we will have chickens and a pig. The kids love it. After dinner the kids played video games and built a ginger bread house.
Sunday princess and I volunteered at the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen from 730-1230. It was a very rewarding experience and we plan on spending much more time there. I was very impressed with how well the kitchen operated and was run by all volunteers. All food was prepared by hand that morning. We cut up fruit for fruit salad and yogurt, large vats of eggs were cooked and scrambled, over 400 pancakes were made along with a large ham and 20 gallons of oatmeal. Food was served from 9-11 and each person can get three helpings, then we spend the last hour cleaning the entire kitchen and dining hall. I was thankful to work the front line serving oatmeal and get the opportunity to put a smile on all the faces I fed. I hope that everyone that was served is appreciative to have a place like that to go for a hot meal.
After we headed back out to grandpas to fix his computer and do some more work with the horses. The kids absolutely love it out there. On the way home we dropped off the eldest Princess at home, picked up Tommys (disappointing), got some Yogurtland and then finally made it home for the night.
Hope you all have a great day. I ♥ you! oxox