Life As I Know It

They’re Never Too Young

… to learn financial responsibility. Today we went on a field trip to our local financial institution.

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I told the girls that we were going to visit the credit union and they would get to open their own savings accounts. They were so excited they immediately requested we empty their piggy banks and head on down to open their new accounts.

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They both had their turn changing their coins in to their first deposit slip.

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After that they sat down with the representative, and got down to business.

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They even got to sign their own paperwork.

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They were pretty excited. I’m not sure if it was the fact that they were ready to make their first deposit, or that they got to tour the facility, wave to the customers in the drive up lanes (a clear highlight of the trip), choose a prize out of the savers treasure chest, or get a stamp on their savings card — regardless they had fun. And then it was time…

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They wound their way up to the counter and made their first deposit! Such big girls. They had a great time and are excited to go back and make their next deposit! I’m super proud of my little savers!!

#happyday#9

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The first day of summer vacation

Yesterday marked her last day of 4K.

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It was her last day of getting on the bus,

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and her last day of getting off the bus…

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I may be a little (okay a lot) bias, but I think she is the most beautiful graduate I’ve ever seen.

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I for one know that I am so proud of her.

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We all are.

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She has come a long way in just one short year, and I know she will continue to grow even more this summer.

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Happy 1st day of school!

So from the first day of school, to the last, I want her to know that she made me so happy and I’m thankful for the opportunity to grow with her this last year.

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And now my little sleeping beauty — welcome to your first day of summer vacation! You are my happy — day #3

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Day #2

Okay, I promise all of my posts won’t be about the garden, but honestly this made me happy today…

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Today we picked up our share from the CSA we joined this year…

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in case you were wondering

and these two goofballs decided they wanted to eat the onions…

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so they did! Silly girls!! Until tomorrow…

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Perfect Imperfection

My 100 days of happy starts TODAY! Welcome to my perfect imperfect life!! I am a work in progress, and I’m slowly realizing that is perfectly acceptable. I may not have it all, and I certainly can’t do it all, but I realize now that what I can be is happy with what I’ve got. So here’s to the start of my 100 days of happy — ready, set, hold on to your hats…

Day 1:

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Raspberry bed — before

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Raspberry bed — after
If you look closely you will notice one of the raspberry plants is missing, oops, I won’t tell if you won’t!

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The rhubarb survived! This is surprising since it was left for dead last summer, and I only planted it in the ground to see what might happen. Well that and the fact that it’s been mown over at least twice this spring (not my fault).

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The east bed — before

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The east bed — after
Have I mentioned I strongly dislike this bed. The only thing I seem to be able to grow successfully in here is weeds! I guess I didn’t kill off the iris bulb, or the phlox, or the one and only hosta that’s allowed in my yard either, phew!

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The salsa garden — before

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The salsa garden is in…almost!

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Do you want to know what happens when you buy too many plants for the salsa garden and run out of space to plant them? Well, you dig another 4′ x6′ garden space of course!

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And now the salsa garden (and some broccoli and sweet potatoes, what can I say, I was feeling a bit adventurous!) is officially in!! Whoop whoop!

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And this is what you do when you finish all of that — enjoy the rest of the day with your loves…

It was a day of perfect imperfection, just like me, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I will see you again tomorrow…