Monday, September 11, 2017

So full I had to unbutton my pants!

What did we do this weekend?

Well, let me tell you.

Friday night Dan and I dropped Peter off at Raven Knob for his Boy Scout Order of the Arrow Ordeal. The Order of the Arrow is a Boy Scout Honor Society but to become a member, candidates must survive an "ordeal".  All the details of the ordeal are kept secret but it involves a lot of manual labor, not a lot of food, and camping under the stars.

Peter was dreading this weekend, because, let's face it, it's called AN ORDEAL! No 14 year old in their right mind would want to spend a weekend doing this when there's a high school football game to attend, sleeping in, goofing off, and other weekend fun to be had.

But Peter also wants to be a member of the Order of the Arrow so he sucked it up and did it.

We stopped for burgers and fries before we dropped him off because he's my baby and I didn't want him to be too hungry.  Apparently most of the other boys had a very large dinner before hand as well. Mommas got to feed their babies.

Saturday was full of chores and normal Saturday stuff but it also happened to by our 17th anniversary!


Look how thin and wrinkle free we were!

To celebrate, we went to Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse.  It was really good and a very fun experience.  If you aren't familiar with a Brazilian steakhouse, they have gauchos walking around with meat on a stick and if you want some of what they have, they will gladly give it to you.

It's pricey but we were definitely full when we left.   I literally had to unbutton my pants during the meal.  We would definitely  go back again but for our budget, it's more of a special occasion restaurant as opposed to somewhere we would randomly take the kids for dinner.

On Sunday morning we headed back to Raven Knob to pick up a very tired and hungry Peter.  He survived the ordeal and is officially a member of the Order of the Arrow.  He was glad it was over but he was also glad he did it.

When we got back, we had Sunday lunch at my parent's houseand my mom had made us a big Birthaversary cake (because our birthdays are this week too).


After lunch, Dan had a Boy Scout committee meeting and then we headed to Mass and a confirmation meeting for Sarah.

And then we ordered a pizza and watched the boring Cowboys/Giants game.

And that was our weekend!


2 comments:

Madeline said...

Brazilian steakhouses are my favorite! So glad you loved it. How cool that Peter completed his ordeal. It sounds so ominous and I am sure the successful completion is very rewarding!! Happy birthday and anniversary!

Lucky as Sunshine said...

I've yet to try a Brazilian steakhouse.. bucket list.. Happy Anniversary !!