Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Nice Surprises

Yesterday afternoon, John called me around 2:30 to tell me he was on his way home. He'd been playing host to an author all day and was driving the guy back to his hotel which is close to our house, so he called it a day and came home early. Such a nice surprise. Abbey loved having him all to herself for a little while, and Will and Sarah were thrilled when they walked out to the van after school and saw that it was Dad instead of Mom there to pick them up.

Another nice surprise was that John offered to take us out for dinner last night. I'm usually up for eating out, but I had already decided what to fix for dinner and I didn't want to spend the money or drive to the restaurant, but I conceded (okay, twist my arm) and we headed to our favorite Mexican place.

I had a coupon for some free queso, and one of the kids wanted that for dinner, and yes, I let them eat queso and chips for dinner because at least I know they'll eat it and not waste it...nothing bugs me more than to waste food at a restaurant. John and I split an entree (soooo much food!) and two of our kids shared a child's meal. It was so YUM! When the waiter brought our bill to us, it was $11.71. What?!? That can't be right. We told him when he returned that he undercharged us, but he insisted it was correct. Turns out that kids eat free on Tuesdays. Who knew? But can you believe our family of five ate mexican food for $11.71 (before tip)??? I was jazzed! I pay more than that for Chick-Fil-A, and more than that for some meals I make at home! Crazy, huh? But such a nice surprise. And if you're looking for me next Tuesday night, I have a good idea where you might find me.


*carrie* said...


That is so fun--glad you enjoyed it!

Maybe next time I'm in town we could meet at that Mexican place!

Holly said...

Woohoo! Yay God!!!

I love when He does that :)

Stephanie Kay said...

Wow!! I can understand the cost of eating out for 5 and only 2 of my kids eat off the menu yet, and they usually share! Again, wow!!

I would absolutely eat there every Tuesday. = ) Hmmm...has me wondering if any places around here do that.

Kecia said...

We didn't do quite that good, but we stopped on our last trip to Texas at a something-Roadhouse (not Texas, but it was a lot like it) and they had a 2 meals for $12 going on, and kid's meals were $2. Because of sharing we got out of there for around $20, which is what McD's would have cost, and it was SO much better. We have vowed never to eat at McD's again on a trip!

Susan said...

Ohhhh wow! You cannot beat that deal. I love Mexican food!!! And where I am, they think chuncky ketchup is Salsa. Forget finding a decent Mexican Restaurant, I have to wait to come home.

Robin Green said...

How wonderful--you are right, a person can barely cook for that amount. So glad you had a wonderful blessing.

Girl Raised in the South said...

I just saw you were given the FOS award, and came over to meet you. Lovely blog, and I'll be back to follow what you and your family are up to.