The reason I asked about how often you all eat out was because in chatting with McKenna the other day I found that she leads a deprived childhood.
She informed me that her friends all ask her what restaurants she has been to and sadly, she has to let them know that we don't go out to eat and therefore she hasn't been to any of the eating establishments that her friends are all raving about.
Honestly our family has gone out to eat at a sit down restaurant around 4 times in our 15 years. I can even tell you the names of the places except for one. I know we went somewhere with Ty's family once but I can't remember where exactly it was. Then we went to the Spaghetti Factory before Jilli was born, to Chuck-a-rama a couple of years ago at Christmastime when we went to see the lights at temple square and then to Mi Ranchito's just a few months ago when we went to the Draper Temple open house. Wait! I just remembered we've been to The Amber restaraunt a couple of times for lunch when the kids and I would drive up to see Ty at work.
So, like, SIX times in our 15 years!
We've gone to Wendy's or Arby's or to some small town drive-ins stuff like that and that happens usually when we are traveling somewhere. We rarely, and when I say rarely I mean never, just say "Hey let's go out to eat [ insert name of eating establishment here] tonight."
We do get pizza on a fairly regular basis. Little Ceaser's or Papa Murphy's and on a very rare occasion Pizza Hut. And Ty and I go out to lunch and sometimes dinner I would say once every other month or so. More in the Summer than the Winter. But we don't try new places very often. Our main place lately has been Thai Village in A.F. In fact one time we went up to pay our bill and the lady asked why we didn't order any Fresh Rolls because we usually always order Fresh Rolls! Yeah. And I always get the SAME thing, Sweet and Sour chicken non-breaded. Ty will at least order a different curry but not me. Fresh Rolls and Sweet and Sour chicken non-breaded all the way.
This morning I got a text from Amber asking me if I would like to join her at a lunch with Vanessa! Heck yeah! I got things arranged so Jilli would walk up to my mom's house after school, went walking for a half an hour and then got gussied up to meet with my blog buddies.
We went to Cafe Rio. My first time. Yep. It was delicious.
The food was good but the company was much better. It was fun to yak and chat with these ladies. And as much fun as it is to read thier blogs it's so much more fun to chat away with them.
Vanessa and I went to the same high school so we dished a bit on some stuff there. She is way fun! Amber is a hoot! I love her sense of humor and sarcasm. She just lives East of me so we'll have to hang out more. Vanessa had her two youngest kids and Amber had Harley. The kids were really great, much better behaved than mine would have been at that age.
But then my kids rarely got taken out to eat, as so stated above, so they wouldn't have known what to do;).
And I get to hang out with Amber again next week at our kids' dance festival! Bonus!