Sunday, June 22, 2008

I Got My Money's Worth

I had such a nice weekend with my family! Saturday we got up around 8:00 a.m. and got ready and left the house by 9:30 a.m. to take Grandma to the airport in Tulsa. It took us 2 1/2 hours to get there but the kids did great. I had to sit in the back in between two car seats but was pleasantly surprised that I had more room than I would have thought and I didn't get car sick.

We dropped Grandma off and then went to Garden Ridge. If you haven't been to Garden Ridge you are missing out. It is the mecca of home interiors! I didn't go crazy in there like I would have liked too, actually I didn't pick out anything but Jason got a few things. After that we were famished so we went to Cheddar's. We had some tasty burgers and went on our way. We did a little site seeing then went to Jason's cousins house that live in Tulsa. They tried to feed us tons but we were so full. I did try something that I thought was so clever and healthy, so I will share it with you all:

Cousin T calls them "Flax Snacks"
-Cup of Peanut butter
-Half Cup of Flax Seed (ground)
-Tablespoon or two of Honey

Just mix together, roll into balls, and yummy!
It tastes just like the center of buckeyes. You could add chocolate and I bet they would be heavenly!

I love the plants at Cousin T's and Cousin D's house. It made me want to get my place looking better. We'll see if that happens. We didn't end up getting home until 11:30 p.m. Yikes! The kids did sleep on the way home, though!

Then today we went to church and then came home, ate, and mowed. Jason and I decided at 6:30 p.m. to go do a hike with the kiddies! We went out to Hobbs National Park. Jason picked a mile and a half long hike for us to do and I started having flashbacks to the Lake Bella Vista day. We told the kids we were going on a secret mission. They had fun and so did Jay and I. There were some pretty steep parts but nothing the kids couldn't handle. We saw some frogs, spiderwebs, squirrels, and a deer! It was so nice doing something together as a family that was out of the norm. When we were driving home we saw the most beautiful clouds, they were the HUGE white puffy ones, with a gold glow around them! I was kicking myself that I didn't bring my camera.

So that is it, my weekend. Nothing glamorous but just one of those weekends that you feel like you get your money's worth!


Jenna Jean said...

I need to give a disclaimer!!! Sorry, kind of gross but I had a locomotive exiting this morning b/c of the "flax snacks". Eat in moderation! I think I was told no more than two table spoons! Hee Hee I think I ate more than that!

Sara said...

ha haaa. love the note to self disclaimer. your a funny gal. Man, how I'd love to go eat at Cheddars!!!!
Grandma? Does that mean your mom? I didn't know she was in town.

Anonymous said...

I love your metaphors. They are spot-on and hilarious. Cousin T

Shan said...

OHHH. You guys are precious! That was not sarcasm but an overflow of love for my little Pea R. friends. You just can't help but be cute when you are hiking, shopping and eating one too many flax goodies.

I will be making those little dudes today, thanks to Shelley leaving me a bag of flax. Sounds great! xoxox

Mom Keena said...

I had to laugh when I read the recipe for you flax yummies...wondered what happened later. Thanks for the update! And yes, I will definitely be making those for my bunch. Nothing like a "regular" family!