Last night was an impromptu Girls Night, thrown together quickly when my husband got called away to work through the night. Whenever this happens, chick flicks are rented, wine chocolate, cheese, crackers and chips appear all over the house, and ladies night commences at my house.
I stayed up way too late watching a great chick flick and eating too much junk food with the girls. It was worth every minute though. Fun times with my bingo chicks, sisters, great new friends and best friends from way way back, all together, just acting goofy, and a little sappy.
Morning came way too early for me since I was up well passed my usual bedtime and without coffee. But I got to lay in bed after I conned my husband into heading out for my coffee, Dutch Brothers of course, and then we were off for a big day with the family.
The Day After...
Today we all headed to the Pumpkin Patch on Sauvies Island to meet up with the rest of the family for the great pumpkin hunt.
What a day it was! We began the day by standing in a really really long line to get on a hay wagon that would whisk us off to the section of the farm where the pumpkins grew. Our first stint in the line wasn't to bad, twenty minutes tops. Unfortunately, before we made it to the front, some of our group wandered off towards restrooms and ATM's.
When I arrived at the front of the line, and explained that they would be along shortly, I was promptly sent back to the end of the line. I'd intended to let people pass in front of me until they got back.
Anyway, the line moved along again, the family chatted and did a bit of catching up, and before you knew it we were choosing pumpkins.
Directly following the hay ride and stowing the pumpkins for later on, we headed off for the kids favorite attraction. 50 gallon barrels turned into festive cows, the kids call the cow train. All of the cows are on wheels and towed along by a tractor. Normally this is sort of a break for the parents, not this year though!
What used to be the 15 minute cow ride this year wasn't even the 2 minute cow ride!
Anyway, we watched the kids load and unload, smiles all the way, they didn't seem to notice the missing milimiles, in fact, they were absolutely thrilled that the route changed. We meandered off in search of food, standing in yet another long line to order our lunch and got order #93 and then waited a little while as they were on #79. It's absolutely one of my favorite days of the year.
After lunch it was off to the Hay Pyramid and then the petting zoo and on and on until we finally got home and I decided to make pasta so I spent another hour chopping this and that for the sauce but now I am finally done. I’m going to sit back and relax with a plate of pasta and in keeping with the ladies night theme, I think an hour playing bingo at Desperate Housewives Bingo before I call it a night is definitely.
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