Saturday, July 19, 2014

Holy Cow - I Love Free Stuff!

Chick-Fil-A is THE MOST incredible fast food chain known to man.  Although MOST LOVE/rant and rave about their food, believe it or not, Darren and I are not really a fan. We eat it, but it's just not our favorite.  So....why do I speak so highly of this fast food chain? Their food chain is brilliant.  From their calendar fundraisers, to breakfast bingo, to kids-family night, to daddy-daughter date night, to military day, to their milkshakes and their funny artwork, to COW appreciation day and finally to being closed on the Sabbath aka their core values, it sets this chain apart from ALL of the others.

The original owner, Truett Cathy, said that his decision to close on Sundays was as much practical as it was spiritual.  He believes that all franchised operators and their restaurant employees should have an opportunity to rest, spend time with family and friends, and worship God if they choose to do so.  It's part of their recipe for success.  Truett believed in treating his employees with the upmost care, but it's also their "pleasure" to treat their customers, who walk through the door, with honor, dignity, and respect. 

On July 11th, we took advantage of "Cow Appreciation Day".  My dear friend Erin, went all out, designing her children's cow outfits.  From head to toe they were dressed to the hilt in moo-valous attire.  They even had tails.  She offered the Williams' and our family to use the clothing before we all headed to the pool for a fun play date.
There's Erin and her kiddies: masks, shirts, cow spots from the hips to the toes, cow tails, and even hooves for their hands. Can you tell that she is very artistic?
(Above) Mason cried and cried.  He was embarrassed to wear all of this.
 (Below) Check out Julia's cute little cow tail!
After Erin and her kids went in, Jody, Ansley and Lilah changed into their clothing and went in for a round of FREE food.
Look at how happy free food makes Jody!
The funniest was when Jax, Ty, and I went in.  Jax and I fit into the cow clothing just fine, but Tyson had to squeeze into Julia's (age 6) clothing. To try and envision it, just imagine me trying to fit into Jax's clothing.  That's what it looked like.  There was NO way to document this.  He refused, more than once, to even go inside, much less get it on camera.  I said, "You either come in or you don't eat today!" He ran into a classmate from school and was MORTIFIED.  Our bill came to $26 and we got it ALL for free.  Isn't that insane?
Off to the pool we went...
 After the pool, we stopped by 7-11 on 7-11-14 to get our free slurpees!  
For a momma of 3, days like these are a HUGE blessing.  This day would have cost me well over $30 if it wasn't for these amazing companies. Thank you Chick-Fil-A and 7-11.  Your generosity is MUCH appreciated.