What's your happiness?
Ours is Rita's Water Ice
(according to Mitch, the appropriate pronunciation is "Wooder Ice"--like they say it in New Jersey).
Mitch says Bahama Bucks is trash compared to Rita's.
Ever since Rita's has decided to franchise out West, it has become a regular part of Mitch's diet. However, we'd pretty much been sinning, because Rita's has been in the Valley of the Sun for a good year, but never once had any of the other Borden's experienced the joy that is Rita's. I'm so glad we repented and took the family, because I will never forget the GRIN and excitement on Mitch's face as we were sampling the flavors of the day when he said to Nick: "Tell me that isn't Swedish Fish! Can you believe it?!"
I love that everyone is focused on the flavors and Emmett is sucking his thumb.
This is happiness--when you take a picture like this you see that the Borden family is growing...and this isn't even 1/2 of us. We had a totally awesome family night--we went to JumpStreet, where I did a flip on the trampoline for the first time in ages (love the sensation), Mitch & I rode the automated bull...we'll just say that HE did great, the kids jumped in foam pits, bounced all over the trampolines & played in bouncy houses, Mitch & Nick played dodge ball, and then we ended the night by FINALLY taking the clan to Rita's. Going to Rita's is like entering a mission time-warp portal to New Jersey for Mitch. And whenever you're with him at Rita's, it's like for a moment part of you is in New Jersey by his side, and you're happy because he's happy. But you're also happy because you just got your own gelati with jimmies under the "Pick Up Your Happiness" sign.
Miles getting his first Rita's (at the hand of Mitch, of course).
It was a beautiful thing.
The only thing that's really left to say, is that
"The World Needs More Rita's"