Weekend Surprises!

Friday began like any other Friday.   Bible study.  Piano practice.  A little extra cleaning.  It was almost lunch time, and I told the girls I was going to check for the mail.  I snuck outside with the phone — my parents were just 10 minutes away.  The girls had no idea!  After two cancellations earlier this month, we didn’t want to take any chances in case they couldn’t make it this time, again.

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The kids were THRILLED!  (So were we!)  They were also delighted with the fun goodies, and got right to painting on their new canvases!

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And, tried out a new game that has already become a new favorite!

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That night was still pizza and a movie night.  I couldn’t wait to try grilling pizza, again.

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The next day was the girls’ 3rd annual Glitter Glam.  (I had to remind Sierra throughout the day that her sisters missed going one year because of bad attitudes and we had to return the tickets we already bought.  That was a tough parenting decision!)  Luckily, the warning was helpful and Sierra got to attend her first ever Glitter Glam.  Other than being totally exhausted from staying up far too late, a good time was had by all.  (Meanwhile, Daniel and I enjoyed a fabulous dinner date with some of our best friends!)

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The next day was yet another surprise… After church we headed up to Big Bear for the day.  The first stop: The Alpine Sleds!

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Awesome time had by all…

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There was a cotton candy machine; how cool is that?  A dream come true for me -er- the kids.  (I don’t know why, but I love that stuff.)

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After a cotton candy break, we dropped the kids off at the local mountain zoo with all the rescued animals like buffalo and grizzlies while Daniel and I headed a bit further for our own little zipline tour!

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We were the last tour of the day.  Luckily for us, we were the only two people on the tour — perfect!

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It was super gorgeous weather and scenery, as well as super duper fun.  I have a mild fear of heights, which I thought might get to me, but somehow this didn’t bother me at all.  The only time I felt a twinge of nerves was when we were standing on a ledge built on a tree 90 ft above the ground and the tree was swaying — yikes!  But, we were clipped in the entire time, so it shouldn’t have been a big deal, really.

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It was a Christmas present I bought my husband, but his birthday is actually in a few days, so it was sort of a double celebration.  I can’t wait to do it, again.

Now it’s Monday.

Back to school.  Back to piano.

Tomorrow my parents leave, and it’s back to normal; sort of.  We still have a house under construction and just one working toilet, (boo), but we also have Daniel home the rest of the week, (yeah!)

We’ll miss you, Grandma and Grandpa!  Thanks for a fun weekend!

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