"....I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." ~James 10:10~

Thursday, December 29, 2011

{Still Merry!}

Travis was so sweet and planned a day trip for us yesterday:) Our day started off eventful when we stopped at the Spinx station along the way and bought a $1 scratch off that was a BIG WINNER! We won $800 Buck-a-roos!!! What a BLESSING!

It's actually a CRAZY story...

You see, we started our morning off with breakfast at Pete's on Main (which was delicious) and while we were there I mentioned buying a couple scratch offs because we have a little tradition of buying them only when we are going out of town for a trip....just a fun little thing we do...and because we had a couple bucks leftover from a scratch off we won $10 from that my Mom had given Trav at Christmas. Trav said he thought we should just save it and spend it in Cherokee, so good wife I am and all, I agreed;) After breakfast we set off and Trav asked if I wanted to stop and fill up my Spinx Drink (this refillable fountain cup I keep in the car) and I said no but he talked me into it, thinking I'd want something for the road. I noticed my cup was a little dirty so I asked the cashier if I could have a new one. She said I would have to pay for it so I just washed it out good instead, knowing that I had just enough change and a $1 bill to pay for my refill and two scratch offs. I got in the car, smiling, and Trav didn't mind that I came back with the two tickets. He grabbed one and said he thought that was the one I wanted so he gave it to me and picked up the infamous Amazing 8's:) He scratched off the first box and realized he--WE!-- was/were:) suddenly $800 richer! I honestly thought he was having a heart attack because I could literally see the vein in his neck pulsating to the max! Whewwww....that REALLY happened! LOL!

After calling everyone and convincing them we weren't joking about our amazing win, we continued on our way and hit up the casino in Cherokee...since it was our lucky day and all;) Ironically that was the plan all along we just got luckier at the Spinx:) We didn't hit the big jackpot but had lots of fun!

On our way home, Trav took me to the Dillard House for dinner. IT.WAS.FABULOUS! If you've never been, you MUST go!!!YUM! You get all this family style with unlimited refills:) All fresh and grown on site....mwahhh!Sweet tea from a mason jar just makes it that much sweeter! Agree?:)We tried to visit the stables even though it was already dark......and we finaly found this sweet horse;)Thanks to my sweet, sweet, hubby for such a fun day! Although I love him so much that sitting in a padded room with him all day would be (almost) just as fun:)

I know I have TONS of Christmas to recap but for tonight, just a few highlights:)My new money pot to fill with thrifting funds;)...a house that's clean but seems somewhat bare after taking down all the Christmas decorations....but I must admit although it was sad taking it down--it sure feels good to head into the new year with a de-cluttered slate!

I got lucky again and found this awesome easel sitting in my neighbors trash heap...One more perfectly good item saved from the dump:) Gotta get some chalk so Makayla can color with WaWa!Also, I've just about drank myself to oblivion since I've gotten my Keurig for Christmas...thanks Ken and Lynn! I might turn into a mug of apple cider soon;)Now...I must go and devour this delicious dinner....LOVE,

"I close my letter with these last words: Be Happy. Grow in Christ. Pay attention to what I have said. Live in harmony and peace. And may the God of love and peace be with you." ~2 Corinthians 13:11~

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