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The best ending to the longest day


Yesterday could best be described as a looong day.
 I watched my two nephews, ages 4 and 22 months, while my sister was at work, and then hosted Kendall's "Invention Convention" group after school until almost 8:00 pm.

Want to get a tired brain? 

Try to keep your strong-willed almost 4-year-old and his equally strong-willed 4-year-old cousin from arguing and fighting over every.single.thing.possible all day long, and then help 3 very fun-loving and goofy 5th grade girls stay focused all afternoon while they invent and make an EXPANDABLE SHOE.
Even with the help of Mrs. MacGyver herself (my sainted mother), it was a trying afternoon to say the least. 

At least they're cutie-patooties.

And really, they were a ton of fun. But by 8 pm I was wiped.

And then...

I was given a surprise gift. 

A gift that was nothing but sweet manna straight from heaven, 
and guess who ended the evening the happiest girl in town?!

Not sure what that is? 

Only my favorite candy bar EVER from New Zealand.
And not just a bar... a CASE of bars!

Chocolate is the best remedy for tired brain :)

(Oh you thought sleep was? How silly!)

Who knew that the Grocery Outlet would carry imported chocolate? 

Dear Angey, 
my sweet friend from church
 who is now my most favorite person,
Thank you. 
God bless you. 
I love you.

Your chocolate loving friend,

P.S. Please don't tell my husband about this box just yet. They happen to be his favorite NZ candy bar as well. And I need some time to get a good head start ;)


  1. That is a seriously awesome present! You have a super cool friend! :)

  2. Those are the greatest friends!!! Gifts from God :)

  3. Awesome post Jod ;D . That Angey sowing great seeds of goodness will surely see her rewards.

  4. Never truer words spoken. Chocolate fixes lots of things...

  5. That's dangerous having a box full of candy bars like those around! YUMMMMM! That's definitely the perfect way to end your day. What an amazing friend!

  6. What an awesome friend! I had a friend who lived in NZ for a while introduce me to those. SOO good but hard to find :)