Monday, June 29, 2009

The Story Behind the Honking

Saturday night was Mom's Night Out. We try and plan a day or night for all of us to go out and spend girl time together at least once a month. We've found that it really helps out in the sanity department.

We all met at Ben and Kristin's house and the husbands stayed back with the kids while we headed out for dinner in none other than The Mini (Kristen's mini-van). It's become one of our favorite ways to travel. We always laugh about it as we pile in, but then somehow find ourselves wanting to take it every time we go somewhere.

As we were driving, we stopped at a red light and couldn't figure out why a few people seemed to be very impatient with us and were honking their horns, even when the light was red.
We didn't think too much about it other than, "What's the deal people?! Chill out!"

We had a great time at dinner and the food was delicious. I had the crab cakes! Mmmmmm!

As we were leaving, Kristin went to put her leftovers in the back of her van and found this:

The funniest part - we didn't even take it off for the ride home.
The mind behind this madness??

This cat right here:

My cousin Ben, Kristin's husband
I've mentioned in the past what a complete nut he is.

Apparently his sweet little acts of cranking the car and backing it into the carport for us had an ulterior motive.

And I'm not so sure these guys didn't have a lil' something to do with it:

Clay (Jobeth's husband) and my hubs (And seriously if he wears that faded-out black T-shirt one more day I'm gonna scream. I bet it could walk by itself at this point. Tomorrow it just may go mysteriously missing.)

Their plan of putting the kids to bed right after we left apparently didn't work out too well.

Sunday after church Ben and his fam came over for lunch.

The cheese puffs in this pic were not part of the menu, although I wouldn't have objected.

Sara Gale

Kristin and her girls, Anna and Sara Gale

And of course after night services we had our weekly hotdog roast, only this week it was wings. We really should look into changing the name of our little gathering because we've been straying from the ol' hotdog for quite a while now.
The girls had a night of dress-up.

Leighton, Anna, Hayley, and Kate

I always enjoy spending time with my friend Kasey .
And before I go, Jobeth made an incredibly delicious key lime pie last night that she will be posting the recipe to on her blog. Make sure you you drop by and check it out!


Sweet Simplicity said...

That sign is hilarious!!!

Sarah said...

That is so funny!

How tall is Kate? Her legs look so long in that pic of her in the high chair. She is so cute!

The Popes said...

Love your black and white top!

Melissa said...

That's hilarious!!

Trina said...

That sign is hilarious! lol

Rebecca Jo said...

It always seems like you have the funnest people in your life!!!!

Carrie said...

Oh that is too funny! What a fun group! thanks for stopping have a new follower :) Your family is too adorable! I love Girls Night Out! What a blast!

Kristy said...

Oh my word- that sign is hilarious!!!!
And Kate in the cheer suit? Cute!! It made me laugh, cause I remember your h.s. pic that you posted a long time ago. Girl's tryin' to be like her mama!

writing4612 said...

That is so funny!

I'm sure ya'll had a blast.

Prissy Southern Prep said...

That sign is too funny!! I love your shirts in all of these pictures. Adorable!! Where did you get them?

Abbi said...

ok, too funny! only ben!!! looks like a great time!!
too cute of the girls dressed up! love it!

Amber Ellis said...

Are you sure that we aren't related?!? That sounds like something my crazy family would do. I always have to do a "car check" before I leave the house. My hubby's friend always leaves me a "prize". Once, I drove all the way to town with a pair of mud boots sticking out of the back door of my Yukon. Talk about redneck!

mrs.leah.maria said...

Haha! I love it! What a clever devious group. :)

Looks like the hot dog roast was also a success!

Heather said...

That sign cracks me up! Look at all the pretty girls, of all ages!

RCaitlin said...

That's so fun! I love little pranks like that. Looks like a great night what a good idea to have a mom's night out! Your outfits are always so cute in your pics by the way. Oh and I left you a blog award on my page!

Kassidy's Korner said...

That is absolutely the sign :-)

monogramgirl said...

What a riot! My friends and I call our night out"Scrapbooking". We all need some R & R, and of course an extra large martini from time to time!

Puttin' On The GRITS said...

That is too funny!! I can't believe how big Kate is getting. And her hair is getting so long! Wasn't long ago you couldn't put it in pig tails!

I'm moving July 25th so you better bet we can finally meet then!! Which town do you live in? I have an me soon and we'll plan something!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

That sign is pretty hilarious!!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

haha, that's hilarious! so glad you got a girls night out, so fun! and look beautiful in all the pics!