A pretty busy weekend here! We started out watching Lexi test for her purple belt. She did great and I can’t wait to see her in that purple belt!
Friday evening the girls had a sleepover so Scott and I went for a late dinner at Beef and Bottle with a recent LivingSocial deal. The food was awesome but to be completely frank all I could think about was all the Compassion posts I read last week and how our one meal, even with a coupon, could have sponsored a child for a month.
Right or wrong, it felt good then to wake up and volunteer with my work’s Day of Caring over at the Plant a Row garden at the Dairy Barn. A master gardener in the area started this entire garden for charity. We painted the shed, picked carrots, potatoes, green beans, squash and radishes as well as planted some pole beans. The men also built new boxes. All the food gets donated to a local church and mostly gets dispersed to senior citizens as well as a local program called Meals on Wheels. If you are in the area I highly recommend getting a group and going over. It was so fun for the kids. You would have thought the kids had struck gold when they were pulling up the carrots and potatoes. We were only there for 2 hours but were able to shave off 2 weeks of work for the owner.
Scott got his Highway Patrol corner in the closet completed with his framed picture. I think it looks great.
Sunday we went church and then I was in complete packing mode. I did laundry all day, packed and then rested at the pool in between. Very nice relaxing day with the kids before I head out to Vegas today. In case you missed it, Mom and Heather won two trips to Vegas with a guest. Free airfare, lodging at the Bellagio and a ticket to Cirque de Soleil. I certainly could not turn down the offer as I’ve never been.
I didn’t feel comfortable yet taking the kids to Vegas so Scott was awesome enough to take a few days off and play Mr. Mom. My only comfort is that when I get back we are taking off together for a week to Florida. What a week this will be.
Neither Heather nor I are taking laptops so I’m not sure how much blogging I’ll be doing while I’m gone. If not much, be sure to follow me on Twitter as I’ll be tweeting my way through the trip!