Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Bus Full of Mcnutts

I actually had a good day yesterday, but wasn't up for writing. I'm having a better day today though and feeling up for writing again.

Yesterday, after church our big extended family went to look at Christmas lights (pictures to follow). This year we did it in style. Someone in our family won a Christmas light bus tour at a charity auction for breast cancer research. We had a 50 passenger bus in which we saw the lights at Interlochen and Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie. Jadyn got a light-up Christmas necklace at a midway stop, Bryn was a snuggle-bug and fell asleep, and Katelyn almost threw up because at the same mid-way stop she kept riding the same spinning ride.

I forgot to finish the Secret Santa story (thank you Aunt Jacque for reminding me). For Secret Santa we each got matched up with someone and bought them small gifts culminating in giving a toy to Mission Arlington in honor of your person. The toy is supposed to remind you of the person and people guess who your person is. For example the person who had me (one of our counselors) gave a soccer ball because I like soccer so much. My person was our principal and I was able to pick the perfect gift because of a fight that broke out before school. With the help of others I was able to push one of the boys off and then walk him until the building. At the same time our principal grabbed the other guy but people helping pull the boys apart actually cause both of them to fall. Our principal came up on top with the result looking something like a wrestling move. I heard the cheers of the students but didn't find out until later how it came down. Well at Walmart I found the perfect gift. It was a WWF wrestling set. It came with little wrestling figurines that you could catapult a wrestling cage.

We have had a lot people help out with things like laundry. Well, Bryn came up to me and wanted to know where the laundry basket that she and Jadyn share was. I didn't find out until later that day. Jadyn had seen that their laundry basket was full, so she put it outside so someone could take it and wash it. Now someone does still do our laundry on Mondays, but its not like the Tooth Fairy where you set out it out that night and get something different back in the morning. I know at least one of you at there is disappointed that it doesn't work like that.

1 comment:

Lori Mayfield said...

I'm trying to catch up on posts. This explains why my laundry is not getting done, I have to put it outside for the laundry fairy!

In all seriousness, I am praying for you and your family and I pray today is not so robotic for you.