Back in early June, my friends and I held a multi-family garage sale at Lori's house. **Thanks to Lori for letting us all take over her home, backyard, garage, front yard, front porch and even the sidewalk in front of the house. It was a great sale and we all made what we hoped.
I was inspired to build a lemonade stand for the kids. It was my first time building one and Maddie's first time selling lemonade. My stand wasn't very sturdy and next time I will do some things differently. But the colors were bright, the banner was cute, the cookies and lemonades (pink and yellow) were good… but the BEST part was watching all the kids work together and share tasks. It turns out that several of our kiddos are great with the money. Some of them are great salespeople. And all of them loved having a cookie or three.
Lori started a conversation with our children about what to do with the money they made… and the kids decided to donate the money to the McLean County Humane Society for the animals that need new homes. We are planning that trip soon.
I am so thankful for great friends! I am so thankful for lovely friends for Maddie! It was a wonderful memory to make with wonderful people and especially my Madison girl.
What's with your blog title?....
Madison started saying this phrase... "Don't forget to check the pork chops!" whenever one of us (either Ed or I) would leave the house. She would run to the door and holler out this statement. It was so darn funny -- and we have no idea where she heard it before… or if she made it up... or maybe we said it once when we were headed out the door? It does sound like something that both Ed or I would say… but really it doesn't matter. The phrase has become an ongoing joke in our little family of three… so if you hear us tell each other to check the pork chops… we are basically saying, "I love you! See you soon!"