After breakfast we drove up to Cary to go shoe shopping for running shoes. Dan has had a life long goal to fun a marathon before he turned 30. The marathon isn't until October so he will BE 30 instead. He was happy with that! His running shoes he's had for almost 10 years! They have been falling apart little by little and are pretty sad looking now and he knows if he's going to run a marathon he's going to spend lots of time training and will need good shoes for the run. We spent a couple of hours shopping around but found some great shoes that he really likes! We hope they can last him as long as his last pair :)!
After shoe shopping we came home and squeezed a quick nap in and then Dan went to pick up the girls from school. While he was picking the girls up I worked on pirate costumes for the kids. That's one fun fact about Dan's birthday, it's Talk Like a Pirate Day! So if you dress up like a pirate you get a dozen free glaze Krispy Creme donuts.
I had to really convince Dan, but we decided it would be fun to go to the Cirque Italia, (which is like a smaller version of Cirque De Soleil) that was in Raleigh. We decided it would be fun to take the girls and we were so glad we did! The girls loved it! So did Dan.
Saturday, September 20th we went out to dinner in the evening. We have some friends in our ward who are an older couple who always offer to watch our little ones for us. We've only taken them up on it twice. They are some of those people who enrich your lives just by being apart of it. they are amazing! Anyways, we saved up points to get a gift card to PF Changs. We had never been to PF Changs and thought it was an amazing restaurant. We definitely enjoyed, I'm just sad we didn't get any pictures.
Monday, we drove to the LDS Cannery that is 1 1/2 hours away in Greensboro. I've been feeling the need to make our food storage a priority and it wasn't hard to get Dan on board! We both enjoy preparing for emergencies (not 'prepping' per say ;) and haven't had a chance to go the cannery before. It was great! We were able to see the cannery as well as the Bishop's Storehouse. It was so neat seeing where the food orders I would place for our ward would go and then seeing them prepare to ship out the items that would be delivered to our Stake building. After the cannery we stopped by Home Depot to pick up buckets to store the wheat and beans in. We did forgot to order the 5 gal mylar bags for storing but were able to get those ordered and they arrived yesterday. Below are pics of us storing the food. We had fun learning and doing it together.
We still have several more buckets to seal up. The next step is finding where to store all the buckets! I had this thought the other day as I was trying to figure out where we could store all this food so it would not be upstairs in the heat during the summer and the thought popped into my head about under our stairs. It took some cajoling but once Dan was on it, he was on it!
It will be a great place to store some of our food.
Tuesday, we worked on overhauling our front flower beds and trimming the bushes. Dan's time is in short supply these days and I don't usually have the amount of time it would take to get it done! It was great to have us both home to work on it!
Wednesday, we worked on our 72 hour kits. We haven't kept up with them the last year or two and our family has grown quite a bit in that time frame :).
We also moved Charlie over to the toddler bed! He kept pointing to his crib and saying "Bella. I want Bella." He really misses having a roommate. I told him the crib was going to be for Faith soon. He woke up the next morning pointing to the crib saying, "Faith?" I think he wants a roommate :) He's done a great job at night. We haven't done nap time in the toddler bed yet though.
This month has flown by! I'll make another post soon telling a little more about what we've been up to! We are definitely not just sitting around :)!