Filed Under (day to day, family, good things, Linky Linky) by Rachel on 06-12-2008

Tonight the girls were so grateful for our wonderful day. They loved it so much, i thought I’d share our recipe – perhaps someone else’s family will also benefit from our plan for joy.

Take 3 parts girls, 1 part puppy, and 1 part Mama. Add to a van and mix for 3 hours.

Blend in a few hours worth of time with great-grandmother and great-grandfather (plus a chili & cornbread lunch!) and a visit with a K-friend (6/7 weeks with K-friends). Beat with extra vigor intermittently (aka run with Ra up and down the yard).

Mix in a surprise ingredient for extra fun (a wonderful box of treats from JadenKale). Ignore the “Best By” date, Halloween treats are still tasty in December.

Add a pinch of a visit with another great-grandmother, then let rest in the van for an hour.

Receive a blessing on the recipe by meeting some friends for a visit to a church activity, complete with Christmas music and over 150 nativities!

Add one more surprise ingredient (a trip to the golden arches for dinner), then bake in the van for 3 more hours.

End result will be delicious and sleep-inducing. :)

twas a fun jaunt. I love little adventures and side trips, and I’m so glad we were able to do this one – we had the van, gas prices are lower, and I am feeling better.


yur mum on 7 December, 2008 at 12:40 am #

Wow, what a great recipe! Best of all, you got to share it (and yourselves!) with people who love you. Those great-grandparents and friends must have been thrilled with your visit. I am so glad you were feeling well enough to drive that far (and back!) And like so many recipes, it will be great when re-heated (as in the many stories you will tell each other tomorrow.) Much love to you all.

Karen (from Our Deer Baby) on 7 December, 2008 at 8:47 am #


Glad you had such a great time,


Tiffany on 7 December, 2008 at 9:22 am #

Wow, your girls are lucky to have so many living great-grandparents. How fun is that!

Anneli on 9 December, 2008 at 10:55 am #

Mmmm, best kind of recipe there is. :3

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