I realize you are all laughing now that I was so sure that I spelled Spontaneity right, when I spelled it wrong. I am sorry. I am wrong.......that is so unusual, JK. Thanks for the heads up Mandy.
While I realize we just had Father's Day, ours was kind of a bummer, so we just gave dad his gifts and that was it. Scott was on call and he got called at 2:30 PM and did not return until 2:30 AM Monday morning. So anticipating that may happen we celebrated Father's Day on Friday and Saturday with some well planned gifts and some spontanity (no I did not use spell check, I knew how to spell that word.)
Friday I came home from work proudly with our projector for our theatre all fixed and ready to go. So we spent most that night hooking it up with the many odd stereo speakers we could round up. You see our new home has a theater in the basement with a 120" projection screen TV and stadium seating. The projector was broken so as soon as I started working at Lynn's Audio and video the first thing I did was take it in to get fixed. Well a new bulb later we got it working and it is way nice. It is a long cry from the old box projector that Grandpa Elder used to have in the 800 East Center home when I was little, this one ROCKS!! We have watched a palethera of movies very loudly. This list would include Transformers, Iron Man and other such action movies that make the speakers boom and shake the house. We also had Tucker with us this weekend while Amber was in Ragnar, so he got to help us and enjoy it also. Now the kids are bugging to hook up the Wii, but I don't know if it will look good on that big of a screne, it might be kind of odd playing tennis with almost full sized characters on the screen????
Saturday was rainey and yucky, so we hung around and I cooked for Emily's homecoming on Sunday. We did run to the Farmers Market where I bought some fresh peas.....yum....I made 7 layer salad with a ton of peas and it was THE BEST. I also bought some rhubarb and made 2 rhubarb cakes for the family and unfortunately we each only got a small slice as we shared the cakes with Grandma and Grandpa Elder, DeLoy and his family, our neighbors who stopped by and the rest of the family at the Homecoming party. It was great!!!! The party and the food. So back to the spontanity part. On Saturday evening I was antsy and wanted to go and do something, so Scott suggested we go for a ride and maybe get milkshakes or something like that, so in a last minute decision we ran to Brigham City to hit Maddox for rolls and strawberry pie, well I had thought they closed at 10 PM, but we got there at 9:35 only to be told they closed at 9:30. Now the kids are upset because they wanted french fries from Maddox and they were getting restless. Well Scott remembered we used to visit a place in Brigham City called Peach City. It has been years since we visited that place and who knew what time it closed. So we ran over there as fast as we could and guess what, It was still open. Yeah...... We proceeded to order french fries and Milkshakes and we instantly remembered why we used to love this place, THEY HAVE FRESH MADE FRENCH FRIES!!!! As far as I am concerned there is not much better in this life than homemade french fries. The kids were also exstatic and gobbled them up along with a few milkshakes. So then we drove home, vowing to visit Peach City again in the future for their great fries. We didn't get home until after 11:00, but I am a firm believer that the kids can stay up past their bedtimes every once in a while, like when mom wants "treats", the 4th and 24th of July for fireworks and other such times.
So I know you all like my suggestions (Sorry for the UP suggestion Jenn....) so give this one a try sometime, maybe when your kids are a bit older so they can understand, let them all get jammies on for bed and then have them get in the car and go out for ice cream, frozen yogurt or homemade fries, I love the looks on their faces and it makes them not take me to seriously. I am in "mommy mode" so much that sometimes things like this make the kids realize I am just a big kid.