One just for all of my "traditions".
I'm running out of witty ways to say "every year we..."
But, I just can't help myself.
If it is fun once, surely it will be fun EVERY.SINGLE.TIME.
(oh wait, i've said that before, too. shoot.)
Sooooooo, we have a new tradition.
Some might say it was born out of laziness.
I call it survival.
We seem to always have this random collection of coupons and giftcards around our house. Some are random credits left from stores, some random kids meals earned as rewards at school (mostly by KJ), etc. They never get used by our family. They are located in any one of approximately 15 locations around our home and vehicles. I'm sure there is some really creative and organized way I could keep up with them all. But I'm feeling good to get all of the laundry put away so I'm going to ask you to spare me getting stuck on that part of the story.
Turns out it wasn't the last stop because the last leg of the awaited flight was delayed. So I drove that direction anway, out of giftcards and out of plans, ready to have my family together. The kids fell asleep in the van and I parked in a Sbucks parking lot to steal WiFi. But then I felt badly about stealing WiFi so I drove through the drivethrough to get a drink. Either the barista was just feeling nice, or I really looked that bad (quite possibly the 2nd). Either way, I scored a free drink without even telling him about RGCW or about my hubby's delayed flight. I did thank him profusely, reparked in the lot, and used the WiFi to post about missing RRL.
And indeed, we did miss those guys.
But we also loved this newly created tradition.
(maybe at least mostly because I cooked exactly 2 times in the whole 8 days).
Random Gift Card Week 2014. We are ready for you!