Wednesday, April 23, 2014

From The Fair

This was our first county fair experience and I have to say that it was awesome... (and pretty expensive - making notes for next year).  We set Freckle Face and her friends loose with a handful of tickets for rides and a pocket full of cash for food - her "birthday party."  Then Military Man and I took the other two hoodlums to rides and games and met up with a few friends of our own along the way.

Our Fair Highlights:
* Pre-sale 10 rides for $10 tickets - LIFESAVER as ticket for rides were $5 each the day of the fair.
* Tequila fried pickles
* Tilt-a-Whirl
* Reggae and dancing
* Ferris Wheels
* The Gravitron (or Alien Abduction as it's now called)
* Giant fried corndogs wrapped in bacon
* Monkey Boy won a miniature stuffed hamburger - the only person to win any of the stupid games we played
* Cotton candy and taffy
* Food poisoning from the funnel cakes.  Every. Stinkin. Last. Person that ate some.  Bleh!!

Coloring Easter Eggs

Over the Easter weekend, we celebrated Freckle Face's 14th birthday with a family and friends outing to the Pima County Fair (more on that to come).  We also played board games, video games, ate junk food and colored eggs together.

xo- Jess

Spring Break - Mexico

Buggy was invited to join some family friends, the Egbert family in Mexico over Spring Break.  She had an amazing time and had so many wonderful experiences to share with us when she got home.  The dogs were even curious about where she had gone to and what treasures she brought back.

Another "Playing Catch Up" Post

Doesn't he look exhausted?  Well we're all feeling just about exhausted.  March and April are always chaotic around the Brunette house - no matter how 'prepared' we think we are for it, it still seems to kick our butts.  Spring Break, our 16 year wedding anniversary, fundraisers, AIMS testing, registration for junior high and high school, an inspection at work and an air show at the base, Freckle Face's 14th birthday, Monkey Boy's 11th birthday, scouts, young women's activities, Pima County Fair, and throw Easter in there and it just becomes a big ol' crazy mess.

But that's just about behind us and we can settle down a bit and relax - hit the pool and soak up some of those sunny AZ rays.  Stay tuned for more 'catch up' posts... I did take a few pictures of our happenings when I had the chance.

xo - Jess