Sunday, March 13, 2011

Book of Mormon Challenge

At our August Stake Conference, our Stake President issued a challenge to everyone in our Stake to read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover before the next Stake Conference. My family took the challenge and everyone began reading 5 pages a night. Dave decided to offer up a reward to all those that successfully completed the challenge before the Feb. conference. He told the kids that he would take them to Texas Roadhouse and they could order what ever they wanted from the menu but only if they finished in time and not a day late. I have to say that this was a wonderful time for our family. We were all working so hard to finish that I would find my kids upstairs reading in the middle of the day or I would find a couple of them reading together at night so they could help each other. There was a great unity in our house during that time and I liked it, A LOT!!! My kids not only completed the challenge but EVERYONE was finished before the dead line and so the very next Monday, we were at Texas Roadhouse having a blast.
Our dinner started by eating peanuts while we waited for our table. Grace and Jaren especially liked the peanuts.

For starters, Dave ordered a bloomin onion and fried pickles. Yuck you say, well we thought the same thing until we tried them and they were actually really good. The kids dipped them into the onion sauce and ranch, they were all gone in no time.

After our appetizers and salads, we all sat very content waiting for our food to arrive. I think we could have left the resturant right then feeling statisfied, what were we thinking? We rarely order appetizers just for that reason.

Our food arrived and it was soooo yummy. We each ate a few bites off our plates and realized that we couldn't eat anymore and so this is what our table looked like. Our waitress just laughed at us and we laughed too. I was wondering how we were going to fit all of those boxes in the fridge.

As we were leaving the restaurant, Dave was carrying my to go box along with his and Grace's. Each of the kids decided they wanted a couple more peanuts and so they each quickly walked by Dave and dumped their box on top of his and took off to get some peanuts. He was left standing there wondering what just happened to him. It was so funny and he ended up carrying all of the to go boxes to the car. We had a wonderful time and lots of good food to eat for the next couple of days. :)


crack'n up ourselves said...

YUM!! Dave is such a good sport!

Amy said...

That's awesome!!! I've never seen anybody carry out 7 take out boxes! What a great thing to do as a family!