Monday, September 30, 2013

In a nutshell....a very large nutshell...

I survived my Friday excitement with the kids.  We were at the Halloween store for 45 minutes and I finally urged Peter to make a purchase so we could get some lunch.  He opted for Wriggly Morty the Undead Clown. 
This would not have been  my first choice but he was quite thrilled with it. He also got a polka dotted machete to go with it because no undead clown in his right mind would be out on Halloween without his polka dotted machete.

Sarah wanted a Medusa costume.  The Halloween store did not carry one of those so we are going to have to find one online.  If I was crafty I could probably make one for her, but we all know that's not going to happen!

After the costume shopping, we had lunch at McDonald's.  I tried the Might Wings at Peter's request.  They were okay.  They were super crispy (like KFC chicken) and the crispy skin had a lot of spices baked into it.  We added buffalo sauce and they were okay.  I prefer my wings unbreaded though but I told Peter I loved them because he seemed to really want me to like these wings. 

Dan finally arrived  home from his trip to Ireland on Friday night and all was right with the world again.              cue the angels signing

On Saturday morning, Sarah and I put out this sign:

Sarah's former 2nd grade teacher was riding in the Tour to Tanglewood again this year and the route happens to go right past our house.  We made a sign last year and actually got to see her teacher ride by.  (I didn't get a picture last year unfortunately.) We were in and out most of the morning and early afternoon but we missed her this year. 

The Tour to Tanglewood is a 2 day bike race  that raises money for Multiple Sclerosis research.  Every year there are around 2000 bikers that participate and they raise over $1 million dollars each year. And since I have MS, it's a no brainer that we donate to Sarah's teacher.

And even though we didn't see her teacher, we still had fun making the sign and watching the bikers go by.

On Saturday afternoon, I headed to Charlotte for my friend's bridal shower.  It was held at a great little restaurant, 300 East.  There were 15 of us there.  We shared lots of tasty appetizers from the restaurant and some really, really good cupcakes. 

The cupcakes were from Cup Crazed Cakery. This bakery won Cupcake Wars on the Food Network!  And I believe it because the cupcake I ate was probably one of the best ones I've ever had.  And I've eaten my fair share of cupcakes.

Here's a couple of shots from the shower:

After church and lunch on Sunday, we headed to Tanglewood for a quick hike and then, just as soon as it started, the weekend was over.

And now it's back to the grind...groceries, laundry, housework, know - life!

Have a great week!


Billie Jo said...

Love the costume! And you are way ahead of me...

Flynn is handled. She wants to be her idol Cinderella. Same exact costume as last year. Love that. : )

The issues is she somehow has decided that Rhett IS MOST DEFINETLY going to be her prince.

And he is having none of that. I don't blame him! He is thinking along the lines of The Walking Dead...

This should be funnnnn. : )

Busy Bee Suz said...

Clowns are scary to begin with...but a dead one?? Forgeeetttt about it! ;)
Medusa?? Snake hair right?? You can do that. I know it.
The shower sounds fun. I'm at the point in my life where my kids friends are having kids now! Yikes.