Monday, February 16, 2009

Our Valentine's Surprise

We were in charge of cleaning the church this weekend. And of course, we were not on top of things. We called the people on our team Saturday morning and told them we would be at the church cleaning in 20 minutes if they wanted to come help, but didn't expect much because of the short notice. To our surprise a lot of them showed up. We were finishing up and our neighbors asked us what we were doing for Valentines. We said nothing. They told us to bring our kids over to their house and they would watch them so we could go out to eat. We told them they had colds and a knack for throwing up, but they wouldn't take no for an answer. So, that night we dropped ALL 5 coughing kids off and headed to Chilis. It was such a good break after such a long, not so fun, week.

Above is all the yummy things we devoured that night. I still feel bloated. Unfortunately, they ran out of their GOOD fries and gave us some crinkled ones that tasted like elementary school's soft, baked fries. Yuck. But they did give us a free Molten Lava for our unhappiness. (We didn't make a big fuss about the fries, but they asked how they were and we told them what we really thought.) We ran a couple of errands to take advantage of our kidless time and then picked the hoard up. We really have the BEST neighbors and it was the best surprise present anyone could give us!
Another GREAT surprise was we didn't have any throw up on V-Day. YAY! I didn't get to change the ticker, because, unfortunately, we had throw up on Sunday. But I am so thankful for one day without our constant friend. It was so nice!

I hope you all had a great Valentines Day and were able to spend it with someone you loved!

11 comments:

Jamie N said...

Happy Valentines indeed! How nice that you got a night out. You two certainly deserved it. Cheers!

Kim said...

Wow you really do have some great neighbors! And how nice of your kids to give you the gift of No puke on V-day.

Maga said...

Ditto what Kim said, and I hope you enjoyed the Molten Lava cake for me too.

Ginny said...

yay for crazy (insane) neighbors who don't take no for an answer. we are fortunate to have some of those, too!! glad you got a MUCH-deserved break...from the kids and the vomit!

Amber said...

How fun! Good neighbors and friends are the best...I don't know what I would do without mine!
Glad you had a fun litlltel break!

Sarah said...

I'm glad you got to spend some alone time with Trent! Based on the week you have described, you definitely deserve it!!

Jenna and Brady said...

I'm glad you guys got to get away for the night. I haven't ate at chili's forever. Sounds yummy!

bjensen said...

Looks like you guys hit the jack pot!

Tavan said...

Okay....when I first read "Valentine's Day Surprise" I first thought: OMG...another surprise baby! Glad to hear it turned out to be a night out! :) lol

Annie said...

I love those people and I don't even know them. How sweet and thoughtful is that?! I'm so so glad you got a much needed break.

Julie said...

I wish I was as nice as your neighbors. Heck, I wish your neighbors were mine!