1. I survived my first garage sale, thanks to my mom and Lee's parents, who were such big helps. For two days I hardly saw my girls and hardly thought about their daily care, since they were in capable hands. Instead I sat in a stuffed, lonely garage. We made signs and put up ads and put up flags, but I just did not get the traffic that I thought I would on our busy street. So that was disappointing. But we did make a little and got rid of some stuff, and that's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, right? So now that I've done one I know I can handle it. And I'll try again in a couple of years.
|Believe it or not, this chair actually sold|
4. We went to church on Saturday night so we could go hiking on Sunday. We found an amazing hiking place, even though we got lost and it took us twice as long to get there as we should have. Once we got there we immediately ate lunch to pacify Bria, and then got to spend a grand total of 15 minutes actually hiking. The point is, though, that it was a scouting trip and we're looking forward to going back when a.) we know exactly how to get there, b.) we can get there much much earlier to beat the crowds, and c.) Bria will be older and not as crabby.
|Happy now, not so happy in about 10 minutes|
|Joya had loaded down her pockets with rocks to throw in the river, so she had to constantly pull up her pants|
5. Alaina is officially registered for first grade. All her school supplies are ready. All her uniforms are ready. I just need to figure out the whole packing a lunch thing. Next week is back to school night, and then it will be time to jump in to the school year. So exciting.
Here's to the last week of summer vacation!