Sunday, August 31, 2008

We made it...a survival story.

So every year Brent heads out on a hiking expedition with his brothers. They have dubbed it the "All brother's hike" or ABH. He looks forward to this every year with excitement. So he left for the airport straight after work on Wednesday. Now, as much as he looks forward to this event, I dread it. I need my break from the kids, otherwise i'm not the best mom. They start to get on my nerves. But I was determined to not have a lousy time this summer and I have to admit, I actually enjoyed myself while he was away. Wednesday we had kindergarten orientation, then the boys went to a birthday party. That night we had hot dogs for dinner. Thursday I took the boys and Claire to a friends house, and then malia and i headed to a cool dine-in theater to watch the "American girl" movie. This theater sells $3 tickets and then you can order dinner or dessert and they bring it to you during the movie..you have table to eat on and everything. The movie was really cute and we had a good time. Friday we went out to breakfast at Shari's and then headed to the library. The kids participated in the summer reading program and earned free blazer basketball tickets, free dinner at applebee's and they picked out some small toys to take home. So that night we headed to Applebee's to use their free dinner coupon. They were amazed that we went out to eat TWICE in one day! It was a luxury. we also did some school shopping and spent too much money.
Last night I invited 6 girlfriends over for a late dinner and we had a great time laughing and talking. The kids were great and stayed in their rooms and fell asleep. It was the perfect way to end the week. Brent is due home in 20 minutes and the kids are dying with excitement, and so am I. We had a great time without him, but we'd much rather have him here!!!!

5 comments:

Ditto Family said...

Man, Deena--way to party it up!!! That movie theater sounds like such a fun outing. Someday when our Oregon trips are longer that two seconds packed full of family events we need to go.

Glad you survived as well. So we've got about twelve months to build ourselves up for the next round of ABH.

Amanda said...

I need a week like that!!! Sounds like a lot of fun! Plus I am sure he came home happy too! Good for you both!

Debbie Tovey and Family said...

I'm so proud of you Deena! It's so hard being a single mom. Rich had to speak in church on Sunday so I had to sit by myself with the kids...oh, how long an hour can be!

Julia said...

I loved your title. Not only did you survive, you survived with STYLE!

EdgyK said...

Party Animal!