I'm leaving this morning on a Women's Retreat with my church. I'll be back Saturday night. We're going to the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks so I hope I'll get some shopping done while there. I'll be on the lookout for something to put into the box and let you know what it is when I return on Saturday. If you want to know more about the cumulative RAK look here.
I guess I never said much about a couple things. First, over Labor Day weekend, we took the boys to Six Flags. It was the most beautiful day and the best time I can remember we've ever had doing something as a family. For the past couple years, Ryan hasn't wanted to spend much time with the family. I know it's the age he's at and most kids want to hang out with their friends. We forced him to go with us because he wanted to stay in bed and sleep (another teenager thing). While there he thanked me for forcing him to go because he was having such a great time. Before we went to the park, we stopped at White Castle for lunch. Then the guys went and rode the scarey rides. After persistent begging and guilt tripping ("Mom, we may not ever have this chance again to ride a ride together" and "Please, Mom, do this for me") I agreed to ride Batman. I made the mistake of closing my eyes the whole time and screaming so when the ride ended I was sick and almost threw up. In case you don't know what it is, Batman is a floorless roller coaster that flips you upside down and every which way. We had to remove our flip flops in order to ride. Here's what it looks like. These are not pictures of me. I pulled these off the internet. We actually didn't take many pictures because we were too busy having fun!
There's a funny story that goes along with this photo. Ryan is such an awesome basketball player, that we kept giving him $2 to win the little kids some basketballs. Every time we'd give him money, he'd come back with a bball. Here he is with 3 of them. We sent him back to win a 4th one and the lady kicked him out after he won for the 4th time and told him not to come back. LOL!!
I haven't told y'all about soccer yet, but I'll wait until next time since this post is so long already.
I'll miss you!