Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Energizer ... Jackrabbit

The first thing that drew me to Gary, was his ENERGY! The man is on-the-go all the time. He requires very little sleep and he doesn't seem to waste a single minute of his day. His work ethic is something I can only hope will be passed on to my boys ... and my girl.

During the summer, we took a weekend trip up North to Pinetop, AZ. During that trip, we went to the movies and we discovered the best small town secret. They served candied pecans at the movies! They were warm, delicious and so much better than popcorn. We talked about them the whole drive home ... and the next day, this is what I found in the kitchen.

He got on the Internet,
found the recipe
and then made them over and over until they were perfect!

Oh dang those were good!

That's ONE of the differences between he an I. I would have talked for years about how great those things were. I would have craved them. I might have even driven for four hours to get them again, but I probably wouldn't have made them.

I LOVE how much Gary can get done in a day ... really quite impressive.

This is a quick rundown of his weekend.

Thursday - went to his fourth Science Camp with Garrison and cooked all of the meals for the entire fifth grade.
Friday - got home from Science Camp at about 2:00 p.m. At 4:00 p.m., he went to the Scout Camporee with Jake where he cooked for an entire battalion of boys and got home at about 11:00 p.m.
Saturday - after we got home from Jake's football game, he took four of our kids, three of their friends, one cousin and another father up to the lake, where they still are tonight.

As I sit here in my quiet house, all alone and relaxed at my computer, I think to myself ...at least I married energy! I think that's as close as I'll get to having it myself.

4 comments:

Tina McKinnon said...
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Tina McKinnon said...

I LOVE those pecans!!! My dad use to make them every Christmas... I have his recipe around here someplace. I'll have to find it and compare notes with Gary! Man! I can just taste them by looking at the pictures! Thanks for reminding me about them... However, his energy makes me tired!! I don't think I could even live with someone with that much energy!

melmck said...

hooray for efficiant husbands!

The McKinnon 4 said...

Have you been to Carrabba's?? It is my favorite place. Anyways, they have the best dessert with those pecans. It is to die for. It is called the John Cole. (Vanilla Blue Bell ice cream covered in carmel and topped with the yummy pecans. Can we say heaven??!!

P.S. Can you send your Hubby over to be my personal cook? Then maybe my family could actually enjoy a home cooked meal. I do cook but go through major ruts where I have no motivation to do so. These ruts come quite often.