After your comments on Friday, I was determined to find the Hootenanny recipe! I changed it a little by peeling and slicing three apples and sauteing them in a pan with a little cinnamon and brown sugar, then I put them into the bottom of the baking dish and prepared the hootenanny according to the recipe, pouring the batter right on top of the apples. Yum!
Friday started with a football game at the high school. I was asked to sell tickets, you know because I'm good with money and stuff:
At half-time I went home, and Phil and a nice friend of ours came over to remove the old couches from our living room and family room. They had barely put them out in front of our house when a man with a truck stopped to take them away. We can put anything out there, and somebody always wants it. It's awesome and magical.
Then my good and hard-working hubby went out and rented a carpet cleaner and cleaned the rugs for the remainder of Friday night (do we know how to party or what?) before returning it to Home Depot and then falling into bed.
Saturday morning brought soccer games for the boys, a doctor's visit for Maggie (croup), and the new couches were delivered!
The next step will be to remove/replace the pink rugs. One expensive thing at a time people!
Saturday night, we went on a double date with some great friends and had some delicious food and laughs. We felt like real grownups for a change :)
Sunday morning after Mass, we headed over to the local apple orchard and picked 20 pounds of apples. That should last us a couple weeks, I hope! Cute pictures of the kids should be up by tomorrow.
Then I went for a 9 mile run and my knee hurt so badly after that I may never be able to run that long of a distance again.
|Proof that I used to run.|
Actually it's just proof that I put on athletic clothes and stood in my bathroom.
But you believe me, right?
I baked the Barefoot Contessa's apple crisp (that was so very good) to celebrate Maggie's godfather's birthday, who came over on Sunday afternoon to watch the Patriots destroy the Broncos with us.
Monday morning came too fast, and we raced off to participate in a family yard sale:
|Setting up with the siblings and the early-bird shoppers|
|Little sister and Dad making the big bucks ;)|
|The Mom of Six.|
She always tells me I'm the favorite one though.
|#1 and #4|
Otherwise known as Seansie and Waddy Feeney.
We are so weird.
I tried to drum up some more business...
But the kids were a lot cuter and did a better job:
After the yard sale (we made a whopping $71!!) , we all went over my sister's house to celebrate the October birthdays:
|The bday ages from left to right: 7, 8, 6, 13|
Make your own sundaes!! (can you tell we come from a family of ice cream people?)
I sat down on that new couch on Monday night and fell asleep faster than a baby on breast milk. That was a fun but busy weekend. But whatever happened to rest and relaxation? I think I need to start scheduling that into our plans.