Sunday, August 14, 2022

Staycation Part One

It's not every year that our family can take a vacation away.  And that's okay.  But, we still need time to recharge and relax.  So, for us, some years we take a Staycation.  What's a staycation?  It's where you enjoy some time to just be together, but yet you do that in your own town.  We decided we would take our Staycation the week before school starts.  

We started off by going bowling.  It was so fun!  We put the guys on one team and the girls on the other.  The winning team would get to order sodas at the restaurant for lunch and the losers would order water.  This man of mine just keeps getting cuter and cuter!

At first the competition was fierce and the girls were getting a few strikes and spares.  We were cheering so loudly, we were so excited!!

But after about the 4th frame that all changed. :o) 

The boys were quite excited to beat us girls !

Then, we made our way to Red Ginger, one of our favorite restaurants.

We were so thankful Brenna could join us for part of the day!

That night we decided to have a syrup taste test.   I put 5 different syrups in cups for us to try.  I was the only one who knew what was in each cup.

Micah has become an expert pancake flipper, so he was in charge of the pancakes.

And then the tasting began.  We were all very passionate about our opinions!

We all did agree that Utopia (Dollar Tree) was the worst.  Log Cabin was close after that for being the worst.  It was very bitter.

Silas chose Mrs. Butterworths' for his favorite.

Patrick, Beth and Brenna voted for Hungry Jack,

And me and Micah chose Pearl Milling (which is really Aunt Jemima)

We had a lot of fun sampling and eating. And you know how you feel after pancakes?  We slept good that night!

1 comment:

  1. I love that you make time for fun, rest and relaxation on a staycation. I'm also staying home this year but I'm not very good at fun, rest and relaxation. Instead I'm busily doing small house projects before winter arrives. Enjoy your staycation!