Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Friday, the 13th

I am not a superstitious person.  If I was however, I may have attributed a weekend that started out so nicely, and then went very "south" to last Friday (the 13th). Soni and Kyle were visiting from Utah.  I love this little pic from their wedding almost two years ago...

      Saturday night we dined at Red Lobster with the family (all our kids), Soni and Kyle, and Gregg's mom and dad.  The crab was delish.  After, we engaged in one of our very favorite family card games, Wizard. If you need a new game, try this one.  I promise you'll love it.  Fun night....
      Sunday night Jenny and Tyler stopped by.  Tyler did this race on Saturday called the Tough Mudder.  Check out the video....craziest race ever.  Apparently Tyler even got electric shocked, not once, but three time at the end (resulting in him passing out cold, face down in the mud).  Don't worry, he woke up again, finished the race, and decided he wants to do it again next year.  And hey, I can understand that.  He picked up some bruises and this great, complimentary t-shirt.  Very cool.

So, you may be saying to yourself...When does the "south" part of the weekend start?  Well, if you asked Sadie, it began in the wee hours of the Saturday a.m. when she started throwing up (we thought she had food poisoning).  If you ask Drew, it started Monday morning when he came into our room, said he felt sick, and then  threw-up all over my bathroom (never mind that we have a couple more that he could have chosen).  If you were to ask Sierra, she'd tell you her weekend was fine, until Monday evening.  Gregg and Gentry...well they followed sometime thereafter.  Me...ok, I'm really not superstitious (but I don't want to jinx myself), so let's just say that miraculously enough, I've felt just fine enough to take care of everybody else.  And, if it wasn't nailed down this weekend, it took a trip in my washing machine.  And, if it was nailed down, every last inch was sanitized. So, through this little ordeal, I've come up with my "thankful list" when my family has the flu.....
1. My washer and dryer
2. Windex
3. Paper towels
4. Arizona weather in January (all my window open!)
5. Snuggle dryer sheets ( blue sparkle..love)
6. Gatorade and Sprite 
7. Blockbuster (entertainment for the afflicted)
8. That so far...mom is still in commission!
And hopefully, working together, we filled our stomach flu "quota" for at least a year.  That's what this family is all about, teamwork.

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