Sunday, September 20, 2009

Busy Saturday

Yesterday was a busy day for us. We had a great day. We started out at the grand opening. Then we headed to the Hendersonville Farmer's Market. We got some peaches, corn on the cob, salsa, and gourds.

Last night we cooked up the corn, and also made some soup. Last nights dinner was amazing. We are going to eat the soup today. I can't wait! Enjoy all of the pictures. Janie took them.

Here is David working on the corn. He made it on the grill. This is the first time we tried this. IT WAS REALLY GOOD!!

While David was working on dinner, Janie and I were working on the O'Charley's soup. I was a little worried about it because the recipe the said use two dutch ovens. I don't have one, so I used giant pots. Here are pictures of the potatoes cooking, Janie stirring the soup part and then the final pot of soup. Today when we eat it we will top it with bacon, chives, shredded cheese and parsley.

Alex really enjoyed the corn. Here he is eating his. Janie also took a picture of their gourds, and a flower decoration we got earlier in the day at Dollar General.

Dollar General Grand Opening

Saturday was the Grand Opening of our new Dollar General. Dollar General has made a lot of changes in the last year. This new store is just down the road from our Corporate Office and is going to be our Model Store. It is Awesome. The new concept of wider aisles, better merchandise..its great.

We also have a new theme if you haven't see the video check out this link. They showed this at our Company meeting.

Anyway we were at the Grand Opening in time for the ribbon cutting. They had both the Indy Racecar and the Nascar Car onsite. Gretchen Wilson was there. They also had games, prizes, hotdogs, soda and lots of fun.

When we got in the store we got coupons, a free snuggle bear, and a free Coca-Cola tshirt. Janie had Gretchen sign her tshirt.

Alex enjoyed the outdoor activities more than then being inside. He liked the racecars and racing the pedal car. He won a few prizes too. We came home with a Dollar General grocery bag (one of the reusable "green" bags) a DG pillow, a cup, watch, and several racing pictures.

It was a great day at Dollar General!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

"Mom can you please get this?"

So last night we stopped on the way home to do a little shopping. I was looking for more work clothes. We stopped at Ross which is close to our house, and a lot like TJ Maxx. Anyway, as I'm looking around Alex is going crazy. Janie and David are both looking in their sections of the store and Alex is hanging out with me. I have a couple of things in my hand when Alex runs up to me and says, "Mom, Come here" I politely tell him I'm looking at something and what does he need.

"I need you to come here!"

"What Alex?"

"I want to show you something"

"Just a minute,"

"UGH! Mom, will you please get this" He's holding up a pink lace nightie.


"Please, Mom I really like it!"

"Uhm, NO!"

"Please Mom, let me ask Dad!" He runs off with the nightie in his hand to ask David!

I'm about to die of embarrassment when Alex comes back and says

"dad says its okay!"

Absolutely not! Its not my size and I'm for sure not buying something like that, that my four year old picked out. Why do boys have to start so young!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

You Ruined Your Supper

Janie and Alex have ears like rabbits. When the ice cream truck makes the turn at the entrance of our subdivision they know it. So Sunday while we were all resting...Janie, Gary, Grandma, and I were all watching a movie. Joy, Alex and David were playing upstairs...all of the sudden I hear some crazy screaming and I'm wondering what in the world is going on with Alex. He races down the stairs screaming "ICE CREAM TRUCK!! ICE CREAM TRUCK!!"

Well it was 6:30 and supper was in the oven, so I told both kids we would go out and wait for the ice cream truck but whatever we got went into the freezer and we had to wait until after supper. They agreed. So out we went waiting for the ice cream truck, but we didn't hear him anymore. HUH?

Grandpa Gary went walking down the street to see if he could find the truck, he did and around came the ice cream truck. Gary, Joy, Grandma, Janie and Alex all got ice cream. Janie and Alex even got temporary tattoos. So as the truck drives away I remind all of the children to run inside and put their ice cream in the freezer. About the same time I hear the rip of the ice cream wrapper. Grandpa Gary was going to ruin his supper.

Well of course Alex would not let it go. Grandpa did put his ice cream in a freezer bag and into the freezer to save for after dinner. But Alex repeatedly let Grandpa know he was going to ruin his supper. After both boys finished a great dinner they got to enjoy their ice cream. Thankfully no one ruined their supper!

The Grand Ole Opry

This weekend Gary, Joy and Grandma Steffes came to visit us. We had a fabulous weekend. Saturday night we took everyone to the Grand Ole Opry. It was great.

We got to see Little Jimmie Dickens, Jack Greene, Jim Ed Brown, Ricky Skaggs, and more. It was great show. I think everyone really enjoyed it.