Tuesday, May 26, 2009

We're carnival folk.

Today is such a beautiful day! And, true to California norm, some of our most gorgeous days don't always wake up that way. In fact I couldn't even climb out of bed this morning because it was so gray and gloomy out! But it burned off and now we are left with an amazing 70 degree, sun-shining, birds-chirping kind of day. I guess, as is true with each of us, God even has to peel away the ugliness of our mornings to get to the real beauty. :)

We had such an awesome weekend! Well, Monday anyway. Big Hunk had to work both Saturday & Sunday, so those days were pretty darn uneventful- as are most days he's not around. Just some lounging around the house and pretending to accomplish things. But yesterday, a local children's home had their annual Memorial Day carnival. We had never even gone (or even heard of this home before as we're new to the area) so I didn't know quite what to expect. I checked out the children's home online a few days ago, and was so pleased to find out it was a Christian home for numerous abused & neglected kids from all over California. And we had an absolute blast!! Everything was free. Games, food, drinks, jumpers- EVERYTHING.

And let me say, it is totally against our nature to accept things for free! It felt so weird walking around being able to grab a complete lunch or let the kids play games (and win cool prizes, nonetheless) or get some yummy cotton candy all for free! I didn't know what to do! But we had so much fun and didn't want to leave. We all played tons of games (enough to win the kids each the tickets needed to get the prizes they wanted), ate a delicious lunch, had cotton candy (ahem, before lunch- I'll blame that on the kids!), and even got to tour one of the cottages on the property & the school as well. We ended our day checking out the fire engine from our local fire station (yellow!) and took a sno-cone for the drive. It was a great day. We were there about 3 1/2 hours, then headed home to lounge around for the Phineas and Ferb marathon (Mike & Ike's new favorite show).

If I were a goat, I'd totally wear a purple tutu.

Concentrating SO hard!

Spotted Daddy coming to tickle

Trying to challenge Mikey to a chickenfight. Didn't work.

This lady had these awesome therapy dogs there. This one weighed 121 lbs. Beautiful.

I like to find the most UNflattering pictures of myself. Just to keep it real.


  1. are you kidding? i think it's impressive:) you can do more than i can right now!! haha

  2. How much fun is that? And all for free? Wow! I want to go!


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