3.30.2013

The One with the Spring Break

The kids had two weeks off for Spring Break this year, plus we were sooooo tired from remodeling Larissa and Jason's house that we desperately wanted (and needed) to go on some sort of vacation.  We figured Legoland in California would be a good spot for the kids so we tentatively planned to go there.  As the time got closer and the Ohio State basketball team got better, I realized I couldn't live without watching March Madness.  If we were traveling or walking around an amusement park I wouldn't be able to enjoy all 64 of the games on during that time, and that was unacceptable.  We nixed the trip, decided to build a basketball court in our backyard, and do some fun things close to home instead! 
 
We went to Gilbert for a few days with next to nothing on our agenda, besides taking the kids to Build-a-Bear, eating at Rudy's, and going for some long runs in the mornings. 








Isn't there some quote about "idle hands are the devils playthings"?  Well, Steve got the bright idea to kill some time by going to look at diesel trucks.  In his defense, we've been needing, not just wanting, a heavy duty truck for awhile now with all of the hauling we do for rentals, plus our camping trailer was really too big for Steve's old truck.  We test drove a few different makes at a few different dealerships, but all along we both knew the Ford Super Duty was what we really wanted.  Steve had his special number that he refused to pay a cent over, and a few dealerships laughed us off the lot.  That was okay, we weren't in a huge hurry.  On our last day, on our way out of town, he dropped me and the kids off at Moni's house to hit one last dealership.  He called a little bit later to say they hit his number immediately!  No games, no gimmicks, no farting around.  I was a little nervous that he picked a truck without my input on the important things (color, tire size, interior console, etc...), but it turned out perfect...dark grey with a red pinstripe! 
 
 
While in Gilbert we also met up with some friends for Avery's birthday party at Jumpstreet.  Trampolines galore?  Yes, please! 
 


 
 
We went back home for a day because I needed to be alone to watch a certain March Madness game.  Ohio State vs Arizona.  This was HUGE for me.  My favorite team and my least favorite team.  The team I love more than anything in the world, and the team I despise more than anything in the world.  Playing against each other.  During March Madness.  I cannot even begin to describe how nervous I was for this game.  And it didn't disappoint.  Ohio State won at the buzzer on a 3-pointer! 
 
 
 
The next morning we headed to Roosevelt to meet up with Lynnissa and Preston and Amy and Joey who were there camping.  The weather was perfect, the food was good, and the tv satellite was set up to watch March Madness.  It was just what we needed! 






 



 
This seriously might go down in history as one of our best spring breaks yet!  

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