Today I am thankful for free food! Noodles and Co. had an awesome deal today where your kids turn in their Halloween candy to be sent to troops overseas and in exchange, they get a free dinner. So the kids and I had a lovely dinner for just $4.25! We cleaned our bowls and left with full bellies, I didn't have to cook, and we didn't break the bank, mama likie! And it was an evening proof positive that a mother with three young children and one in the oven can have a peaceful dinner at a restaurant with her children without fighting or fit throwing, praising the Lord (and my children) for that one big time!