Wednesday night my best friend Amanda and I went to dinner and to see the Gainesville Theatre Alliance's production of Thoroughly Modern Millie as an early birthday gift to me. The entire evening was absolutely fabulous! I could not have asked for anything better... company, food, or performance. Thank you Amanda, for a wonderful girls night on the town.
Usually when I take a night or weekend off I pay for it in some form or fashion when I return home.... either the girls are still awake and wired, they wake up lots during the night, or someone turns up sick.
This time I didn't have any negative consequences to face for my evening's break, except the fact that I had to wake the girls up at 6:45am on Thursday morning in order to make it to a very special breakfast award presentation. Pop C was inducted into the Agriculture Hall of Fame at the annual National Farm-City Week breakfast for a lifetime in farming and working in other agriculture-related enterprises here in our county. It was supposed to be a surprise for Pop, and Nanny C wanted the girls and I to be there, so we made it.
There was a great article on the front page of the paper about him, and they used this picture that I took of him last year painting the fence around the farm. Congratulations Pop! The girls and I were happy to celebrate with you; unfortunately I didn't really set any expectations on the way there regarding being quiet like in church,
Afterward, we packed up our swim suits and headed to the YMCA. They have a great aquatic facility at our Y and the girls have been begging me to try out the pool, so Mimi and I decided it would be a good time to give it a shot. All I have to say about it is perhaps I'll take them one on one again as time allows, but I think we'll wait a good long while before taking the whole crew all at once.
On a completely unrelated note, (sorry that was the best segue I could come up with), I have started a new review blog because I've been inundated lately with toys, books, and games that we have been sent to try out. I enjoy doing these reviews, especially the kid products, but I don't really want to post them here on our family blog anymore. So, for a while I'll probably post a note here alerting you when we have a new review up, and then I will eventually stop doing that. I figure that way if you are interested in hearing about what products and books we've been reviewing lately you'll know where the site is, but otherwise you won't be subjected to our thoughts on everything under the sun! Deal? I'm also using it to teach myself a little more html and blog design... I did it myself (3 columns and all, made my own signature) with free help from the cutest blog on the block site. Check it out, if you like!