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June 14, 2010

Drive-in Time......

Ova has been working the grave-yard shift since December, and because of it, all our sleeping schedules are pretty messed up....we pretty much sleep during the day and stay up all hours of the night....and I'm not talking about just Ova, I'm talking about the whole family, kids and all.... it's pretty bad actually, but a huge blessing just came up and Ova had the opportunity to go to the day shift.  Since they work 12 hour days, he would be working from 6am to 6:30pm instead of from 6pm-6:30am.... I couldn't be more excited for it cause hopefully we'll be able to get back onto a more normal schedule.  He used to work Thur, Fri & Sat and every other Wed....now with the day schedule he works Sun, Mon, Tues and every other Wed.  His first day of his new day shift was Sunday the 13th and let me tell ya, it was so nice for him to come home from work in the daylight and to be able to eat dinner together as a family and try to sleep early!!  We went and celebrated his new shift with our kids last week.....we went to Chuck-A-Rama for dinner (kid's choice) and then to Walmart for some treats and then we hit the drive-in..... can I just tell you that I absolutely LOVE the drive-in!!  I mean, you can't beat the price...and only $7 for adults, $1 for kids 5-12 and kids under 5 free.....that means for $15 we can take the whole family to watch 2 new releases and we can take our own treats so we don't have to buy over-priced consession stand ones..... awesome!!  Well, can you guess which movies we went and watched????

Of course, Shrek Forever After & Iron Man II....... both movies were AWESOME!!  We're huge Shrek fans to begin with, so we were so excited to see it.... and are sad that this will be the last one!  :)  Iron Man was good too.... my boys are total super hero's fans, so they were wide awake watching that movie (even though it was like midnight, cause remember.....our sleeping schedules are messed up....hahaha)  The only thing that sucked about that night was that it rained like crazy....so instead of being able to sit outside on our lawn chairs.....we all crammed tight in the back of the van with the hatch open..... oh, and when the movies were done and we were getting ready to leave, our van wouldn't start.....aarrruuugggghhh!!  Ova said he had a feeling a couple times during the movie to go and turn the van on, and he didn't do it..... I gave him a lot of crap about not listening to the whisperings of the spirit....hahaha!  Anyways I called my little brother to come and jump start us and by 3am we were finally on the way home!!   I was a very long and cold, but fun and successful family-filled night!! 





3 comments:

Siu said...

Fun! I haven't been to a drive in forever!! Yay for Ova for the day shift! :)

IONGI FAMILY said...

We too love the drive in and have been hesitant because of this bipolar weather!!! love the pictures and so glad Ova has a better schedule!!! The lord works in mysterious ways, Lu and I have been faced with a similar challenge with his work schedule so we are hoping for the best for our family!!! glad things are working out for u guys, it's all that temple work u guys are doin thanks for being such a gr8 example Mon love ya

ANNA BANANA said...

OMG I juss said to Pulu & my kids, "lets go to the drive in"! I'm so excited, thanks for the reminder!! Looks like you guys had lots of fun! :)