Monday, June 13, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

{1} This is Everett's future wife laying on his future nursery fabric. (I totally stole this pic from Facebook, hope that's okay Rachelle!!!) How adorable are they both?? (the fabric and the future wife) Rachelle and her husband have been taking pics of Sophia for every week of her life in a white onesie on a different blanket, sheet, fabric, etc. and then they photo shop the week onto the onesie. Clever, I know. They are going to make a coffee table book out of it when she turns one which is only two and a half short months away. Just think, I'll have a baby boy at her party!!

{2} This weekend wrapped up our garage sale fun, for now anyways. I did it with a friend last Saturday and this past Friday over at her house. I decided to go out on a limb and do my own garage sale in front of my house on Saturday morning and did really really well. I could totally do a garage sale every weekend, it was so fun. I sat outside, soaked up some sun, read the paper, and essentially got paid to do so. I didn't make a ton of money but enough to go into our "we're having our second baby" fund. Garage sale shoppers are kind of hilarious to me though. First off, they often want to buy things that are not for sale. Like a container of Clorox wipes that are out because I used them to wipe down a table. Or a roll of paper towels. (Yes, seriously) Or a potted plant on a patio. Secondly, the early birds are ca-razy. My friend Dara had advised me to put "no early birds" on my ads and I kind of laughed the idea off thinking, no big deal. I was WRONG. People started coming at 7:30am and had their clip boards and fanny packs full of change ready to browse and then speed off to the next sale. I told one lady that we weren't open yet and she was like, "well, we're on a schedule" as if that was my problem?!? The ad says it starts at 8am, not 7:30. Thirdly, if you come to my extremely reasonably priced garage sale, do NOT try to hustle me. I'm a Realtor and a pregnant one at that. Negotiating is a hobby and if you low ball me, I will make you feel SO awkward and foolish that it won't be pretty. Then you'll HAVE to buy that roll of paper towels because you'll be crying tears of shame. Yes, I'm talking to you lady who offered me ONE dollar for SIX dollars worth of clothing. Okay, that's the end of my rant. :)


Emersyn went on a date with her daddy while I manned the garage sale. She thought it was SO cool that we let her go in her jammies. I told Brett that if I saw a mom with a kid in her jammies at 9am I might judge her but with a dad it's kinda cute for some reason. :) :) I wouldn't REALLY judge a mom but you know what I mean.

This is Nate, Sanji and Emersyn having a picnic at one of our garage sale days. Rough life being a toddler.

{3} Last night Brett installed our new storm door, remember, the one that we practically stole from Lowes with our amazing deal? :) Anyways, while we were working on it Emersyn was driving us crazy was trying to be helpful so we pointed out a slug on the ground and it kept her occupied for a good ten minutes. She kept yelling "EWWWWW gross!!!!". At least it kept her from using the pliers to create trouble that she insisted on hanging onto as you can see in the picture.

{4} On Saturday afternoon we went to a birthday party for one of Emersyn's birth class buddy's little sister that was turning one. Emersyn just adores Rowen and his one year old sister Charlotte. When we were leaving, Ro and Ems exchanged goodbye hugs and Ro snuck a kiss....it was too darn cute!!!

{5} I'm VERY excited for Father's Day. I've got some surprises up my sleeve for Brett!!!! :)

{6} It finally happened. I didn't know if it was possible but it was. For about 24 hours I was actually completely caught up on the laundry. Actually probably not even 24 hours. But still. For that one glorious afternoon I got to say, "I'm all caught up on the laundry". It felt good. :)

3 comments:

Heather said...

E is getting so big! I feel like I just started your blog yesterday and she was so tiny! Cannot wait to hear more about baby boy!

Mrs_Thielke said...

I dream of the day I can say I'm all caught up on laundry! What a wonderful day that would be! Congrats :)

What a clever idea about the weeks/white onesie. I bet that book will be so cute!

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Melissa said...

This whole post cracked me up! I loved it! I could hear you saying it lol. Anyway, i totally agree about garage sale people. CRAZIES! And i love that cute owl material (& the future wife is cute too haha)!