Friday, February 10, 2017

High Five for Friday (2.10.17)

1. On Friday night we - Tom and me, along with our friends Isaac and Natalie - participated in the 10th annual 50 Men Who Can Cook fundraiser to support the CSISD Education Foundation. Last year we signed on for the first time, and after having a LEGEND - wait for it - ARY time, we agreed to sign on again for this year's event.

Isaac made his famous Carne Guisada Frito Pies topped with an avocado jalapeño cream sauce, Tom entertained the crowds with his light suit, and Natalie and I served, convinced guests to vote for our dish, and learned how to "go live" on Facebook. Our boys won second runner up in their category, we helped raise (hopefully - I haven't seen the numbers yet) lots of money for our school district, and we had a great time with our friends - not bad for a Friday night!

2. Why are there not more restaurants with outdoor playgrounds for kids? Especially here in Texas where the weather, even in February, is nice enough to dine outside? College Station has two that I know of, and while neither are worth writing home about, at least they exist. I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than relaxing and catching up with friends while our kiddos do the same (except instead of relaxing, they're burning off steam) with their own friends.
Missing from this picture: Will, the one and only
boy on a lunch date with 10 girls and their seven
moms. He complained a little, but not a lot. 😉  
3. On Saturday night we watched Hallie perform with her dance company in their studio's annual Night of Worship. I admit that when Saturday afternoon rolled around I wanted nothing more than to skip the hair, make-up, and costumes and curl up on the couch in my pajamas. But once we rallied and made it to the venue, we had a great evening. The performance took place in a rebuilt (the original marquee and main entrance were preserved) open air theatre designed to host concerts, performances, and movies in downtown Bryan. It's stage, sound system, and seating were all simple but sufficient, and the girls shone as brightly as the christmas lights wrapped around the venue's many trees. I love watching my little Hallibee dance.

4. Our Packers didn't make it to the Super Bowl, so we had a not-Super Bowl party instead. Lots of grilling, games, and television watching...but only the commercials and the spectacular halftime show! (Ok, we watched a little of the game.)

5. Happiness Highlights:
Will is teaching Calvin how to solve the Rubik's Cube.
Meanwhile, Hallie channeled her inner Ghostbuster.
A truck cut me off in a traffic jam...but George Clooney on
a motorcycle made the inconvenience a little less frustrating.
100 years old on the 100th day of school.
Two little 100-year-old friends.
Loving my 50 Men "costume" the morning after.
Nap time for my boys. Are they not the sweetest?!

Happy Friday, Chasing Roots!

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1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, the last picture with your cat is adorable! I think restaurants with play areas outside are great too!