Sunday, July 20, 2014

Weekly Wrap-Up – July 6th-12th

Welcome to another fun-filled week with the Burgesses!

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On Sunday, our old friends, Aaron and Pattie Burleson, were in town from California visiting their daughter and her family, and they all came to church together.  Aaron was our former preacher when we attended Harpersville Church of Christ in Newport News many years ago, and he was also the officiant of our wedding ceremony nearly 20 years ago.  We’ve known them a long time!  I think of them as family.

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Needless, to say, it was wonderful seeing them again and having a chance to catch up with each other.  We also happened to be having our monthly potluck after church that day, so they had a chance to stick around and chat for a while.  It was a lovely afternoon!

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On Tuesday, it was the 56th anniversary of IHOP, and they were offering 56-cent short stacks of pancakes.  So of course, I took the kids out for breakfast. 

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Yum!  IHOP never fails to provide the perfect breakfast.  It’s our favorite place to go for our morning meal.

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On Friday, we spent the whole day going around getting free food!  It was both 7-11 Day and Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-Fil-A, which meant we’d spend the whole day driving around dressed as cows and eating chicken in various forms and drinking free slurpees!  It’s our favorite day of the year!  It presented quite a challenge, because never before have both special occasions fallen on the same day. 

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We managed to pull off our cow garb each time we hit a 7-11 store, LOL.  We ended up starting at breakfast time and hitting 6 Chick-Fil-A stores and three 7-11’s.  That’s 24 meals, which lasted all weekend for 5 of us, and 12 Slurpees.  Shew!  I didn’t have to cook all weekend!  Smile

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On Friday night, we went off to Ocean Breeze Water Park for another dive-in movie night.  This time, we got to see Frozen.  I had rented it from Redbox before, but only Haylee watched it then.  I’d only caught bits and pieces of it, but not nearly enough to even capture the story line.  So we were looking forward to seeing it with all of us together this time.

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As usual, we had a great time.  And the movie was wonderful!

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On Saturday morning, I took the kids to another Build and Grow workshop at Lowe’s.  This time, they got to make wooden Turbo characters that were also pullback racers!

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Afterwards, they had tons of fun racing their Turbos against each other on the long aisles of the store!

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Then we came home with tons of bags of Quikrete cement mix for the fellas to use to fix the fence.  Remember how it fell down, snapping off 3 posts during the big storm we had a few weeks ago?  Well, it’s been a real pain trying to let the dogs out to go potty when the fence is merely tied off to the playground.  The weekend weather was finally clear enough to get Steve and Hayden out there to fix it right.

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With all that manly work going on, I took our last few tubs of blackberries from the fruit share CSA distribution and used them to make this blackberry cobbler.

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Man, that was good!  It actually baked 30 minutes longer than it was supposed to, but it turned out great, so I’m kind of glad it baked extra long!  I will definitely be making this again.  Yum!

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That’s a wrap.  It was a busy week of activities and schoolwork, too.  I’m glad we’re still able to fit in some fun stuff, even though we continuing schooling full-time right through the summer.  It still makes summer something for the kids to look forward to.

Until next week…