Monday, November 12, 2007


We had a super-fun cowboy weekend trip with the boys. Or more like a ranch-hand weekend. We stayed at the Quiet Hill Ranch (I bet the owners are glad they didn't go with "Silent Hill"; remember that horror movie a few years back?) where you sleep in a real log cabin (with hot showers and a/c, so not really real) and cook yer vittles in a lodge kitchen. We gathered eggs from the chickens, played horseshoes, and built a campfire. The next day we hiked-- what passes for a mountain in Texas--Enchanted Rock, a huge granite hill. It was super windy and we had a great time filling up our shirts with air-muscles. It was a much-needed break for all of us. I didn't know how much I needed it until Sunday arrived. It was my first Primary presentation and the whole day was a stressful blur. I'm told it was a great presentation. I wouldn't know as I divided my time between pulling a 5 year old out from under the organ, trying to find a super last-minute replacement for a non-participatory teacher, and getting the older brother of the above-mentioned 5 year old to put away the Barbie tic-tac-toe game right now!


Lindsay said...

what's grand national?

Patty O. said...

wow! That sounds like a fun weekend! I don't think it would have sounded as much fun before I had kids, but now it sounds great. My kids would love something like that. I hear you on the stress of Primary. I have had to do sharing time in Sept. AND Nov. and whenever one of us is in charge of sharing time, we get music time, too since we do not have a music leader. Add to that the fact that Danny does not cooperate very well when I am in charge and I feel like I am getting an ulcer by church's end. Seriously, I couldn't figure out why I ate so much on Sundays after church. It's like I completely gorge. I finally realized I was eating from stress. Scary, scary, scary.
P.S. I loved your idea for Christmas cookies (dipping pretzels, etc. in chocolate). This year i think I am going to make this popcorn mix thing--popcorn, pretzels and peanuts with a coating of sweet stuff. It will be faster and I can limit myself to only making ONE thing this year. We'll see how that goes.

Kristi said...

What a fun weekend! For my calling, I had to visit a few different primaries, for their presentations, and it was a nice and amazing feeling to realize, there is no stress when you are just sitting in the audience. But I totally feel your pain, and relief that it is over again until next year!