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Friday, April 25, 2008

Garage Sale

Last Saturday we had a fabulous garage sale. I always enjoy the preparation....the organizing, the pricing, the setting up and the anticipation of the following day. It was a lot of work, but having my family around made it that much more enjoyable. Here is my sister arriving with her four precious girls and one mystery baby in the oven!! A few of my nieces had a great little bake sale and made some good money! And it was beautiful too. How could one resist to buy from such a cute little table display??We made about $300 which isn't too bad for a day's work. What was leftover went straight to Goodwill under Jake's orders! Tyler had a great day with his cousins around, he loves them so much.
"Painting" with his cousin. Water and a few paint brushes work nicely.
AND both Jake's Mom and my Mom were here to help out with the boys, make some delicious lunch and DO MY LAUNDRY.....I think I'll be having another garage sale, um.....tomorrow!!!! What a blessing they both were, not just for what they did, but for their presence. When they leave our home, it is ALWAYS better off then when they first arrived....I want to be like that to my children someday.

Our "reward".....take out from Red Lobster! That was one amazing meal eaten on the comfort of our couch after a long, hard day. Exhausted children sound asleep and the History channel turned on! I will have to say that the BEST part of my day was meeting a neighbor, (and new kindred spirit) that I never knew I didn't have. She and her husband and precious daughter live 30 seconds from joke! She introduced herself and we got to talking. We have SO MUCH in common it's weird! I won't go into it now, but I will say that without a doubt God has brought us together. They are our age and have such a love for the Lord, a pure, passionate love that I can FEEL. Since our meeting last Saturday I have seen her at least 5 times!! Just today she so sweetly brought some fresh cut lilacs tied w/ a matching purple bow, (a girl after my own heart) and a sweet card. We spent some time together w/ our children. We discovered that we both have the same "favorite store", (that would be Goodwill). And then, Jake and I and the boys went there tonight and who was the first person we see when we walk in?? We laughed and laughed! I can feel a future of memories waiting to be made.

"Never refuse any advance of friendship,
for if nine out to ten bring you nothing,
one alone may repay you."
~Madame de Tencin


Adrienne said...

Looks like a fabulous day!!!

Aimee said...

I had a yard sale at a friend's house the same day as yours! Whew, it is a lot of work, isn't it?? And all my leftovers went to Goodwill as well (hubby's strict instructions too).

Love that little lemonade stand! So cute! :)

Fan said...

So sorry to have missed the garage sale! Do you have anymore of the green bowls and yellow plates left? If you do, I would like to buy a few...

Let me know!