Sunday, January 27, 2013

Rodeo, Rushmore, and Relaxation!

We had our first "normal" weekend since we moved to South Dakota!  For the first time, we didn't have to spend our Saturday and Sunday maneuvering around boxes, stepping over clutter, or worrying about all that we needed to do to get settled.  It was all done already!

Friday evening, we worked on getting the kitchen cleaned up, and just relaxed.

Saturday was a busy day! We started off the weekend by meeting Matt's Aunt Bobbie at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo, at the Civic Center, where the Rapid City Rush play hockey.  There was a lot to see and do at the stock show.  There was a small petting zoo, which the kids enjoyed, and there were also several horses on display.  Hendrix was quite disappointed that he didn't get to ride on a horse, but still enjoyed looking at several of them!  After we got home from the Stock Show, we fed the boys their lunch and rested for a couple hours.  Then, as it was almost 50 degrees out, we decided to drive out to Mt. Rushmore.  It was fifty degrees in Rapid City when we left.  Needless to say, it was NOT fifty degrees on Mt. Rushmore!!  It was quite cold.  We stayed there for about a half an hour, and then headed back home.  It was an enjoyable little drive. :) Saturday night, we had ham & beans with cornbread, to complete our cowboy weekend!

Sunday morning, Matt worked for a few hours, then we just relaxed at home.  Matt and Hendrix played a little bit of Wii once Matt got home (I do believe we have a future gamer on our hands), then we had meatloaf and mac & cheese for dinner.  The boys ate like CHAMPS, which is a very rare thing.  Hendrix asked for fourths.  I almost died.  After dinner, we watched "Despicable Me," and had a bit of popcorn.  I did a little work on the quilt I have in progress (it's super simple, but I'm so excited about it!), and I can't wait to share it with you as I progress further.

It was a very enjoyable weekend!  I feel very ready to take on this coming work week.  It's my last week of training, and as of Friday, I'm going to be on my own in my new position.  I'm fully prepared (and READY) to take over responsibilities at work.  I am feeling like it's going to be a good week!

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.  Wishing everyone a good week!


  1. Glad your finally able to relax a little, and we like Desicable Me also :)

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