Monday, April 18, 2011

Rock Ranch

I had every intention on sitting down to sew last week, but, well...I just didn't.

Since the weather has been warmer, I have been enjoying getting outside after being cooped up in the house.  I also enrolled in a couponing class that meets every Wednesday for the next five weeks.  I have been couponing for my family for a few months now, and I wanted to get some tips on how to increase the amount I have been saving by even more.  The first week of class was so riveting, and there was such a sense of excitement in the air because the room was packed with other ladies that wanted to "get their coupon on" as well.

I have been putting a lot of what I learned from the first class into practice, and I saved 50% at the store just this weekend!  I got 86$ worth of groceries for $43!!  I am definitely looking forward to going to class this week and learning more.

Besides couponing, the family and I went on another trip this past weekend to the Rock Ranch.  It is a ranch owned by the Truett family (from Chik Fil-A restaurants), and it was a blast!!  It was their big "Eggs-travaganza" weekend, so they had Easter egg hunts for the kids, as well as a variety of their main attractions.

Some of the things they offered:

1. Petting zoo
2. U-pick your own produce (strawberries, yum)
3. Easter bunny with storyteller (we didn't do this, though)
4. Zip line rides
5. Three playgrounds for kids
6. Hay rides
7. Concessions with food/drinks (sno cones, yum)
8. Giant jumping pillow (it was closed, boo)
9. Paddle boats
10. Sand volleyball court with pails for the kids
11. Kid's Town (with mini-sized buildings and furnishings)

There is also a locomotive train and cow train that run closer to the summer, so we will have to go back for that.  Overall, it was an amazing day!  I told my hubby this trip ranks right up there one of the best places we have ever been!!  Of course, Disneyland is THE BEST, but this trip was so much fun, it ranks a close second.  The weather was absolutely perfect the whole day so I think that added to why we all loved this excursion.

Here are some pics:





As far as sewing goes, I do want to finish New Look 6034 so I can get on with wearing my jeggings = ), but I can't make any promises for fear of not being able to keep my word.

So...I hope it's warm and sunny and beautiful where you are, and I hope you get to enjoy all that God created!!

Stay sew-filled!

3 comments:

Jada said...

Beautiful pics of your family. :)

Vanessa said...

Thanks!

MushyWear said...

Aww. Looks like another super fun family day building awesome memories!