Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Girls' Night

One morning Haley came out asking about the "shorts" she put on.  She said, see they fit!  What is funny is that the "shorts" are PANTS for a 3-6 month-old baby! I recently went through my twin clothes and sold some at a store and the girls set aside some that they wanted to dress their stuffed animals in.

On to girls' weekend.  Recently our stake and Lois' ward held their Fathers and Sons Campout to commemorate the restoration of the Priesthood. They were both the same weekend.  We decided to do a combo trip of attending the temple and having the guys go to the Fathers and Sons with Lois' ward. And of course, that meant a girls' night was in the works!!!  On the way back from the DC Temple our van turned 150,000 miles!

That night during the campout we went out and did a little shopping.  First we picked up Mary who spent the evening with us.  Thanks for joining us Mary!  It was so fun!  Next we stopped at the Container Store.  What a fun store!  I had never been there before and loved it.    

After that we headed to IKEA. Another store I enjoy going to!

Blake was the lone boy that evening.  He had a fun time I think though...especially when Shanna and Haley kept giving him Swedish Fish!

After our night out shopping (I only bought two different things, ha ha) we ate some delicious strawberry pie.  We watched a couple of shows and pulled out some amazing homemade chocolate mint mousse that Lois also made.  Oh so good!  We went to bed at 12:30.  I woke up at 3:30am, got the girls down to the van and drove to the campsite to pick up Lee and the boys.  Lee had to work at Walmart that morning at 9am, and I wanted to make sure he was on time.  They stayed at the Antietam Battlefield campground in Virginia.  I turned the wrong way on a certain street, which took me straight to the battlefield.  It was kind of creepy being by myself at 4:30 in the morning with all these battle monuments all over.  I was very thankful for cell phones AND cell phone reception that morning.  Lee called me and told me how to get to the campground. We arrived home at 7am--perfect timing.  We were able to unpack practically everything before Lee left for work.  It was  fun trip to DC!

The guys had a great time at the campout.  Lee took Elden this year which I was over-excited about!  

They all played that night, ate, and roasted marshmallows.  The ward did a neat presentation with real locks and keys.  A few boys had to figure out which key would open which lock.  It was all tied back into the keys of the Priesthood.  They also talked to the boys about how they can do hard things.  I have thought about that lately as I recently started running again.  I prefer running on a treadmill, but I can't buy one right now and I don't want to fork over the $20 for a month's membership at the local community center.  I have been walking/riding bike around town the past several months, but not really exercising consistently.  Anyway, I have been thinking that--I can do hard things--when I have been running as of late.

The boys had a great time--they even got to sleep in a tent! Lee was planning on having them just sleep in the van since he had to leave early to go back to work.  Anyway, it worked out that they could share a tent with Jeff and Reed. Thank Heits for another great weekend!!!

1 comment:

Annelise said...

I love doing girls nights with Sophia! How fun, I think a container store would be so fun wish they had something like that here!