Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sweet Success

The Girl has been begging me for months, maybe even a year, to have a lemonade stand.

When my Dad announced that he was going to have a garage sale, she immediately asked if she could sell cookies and lemonade.

Let me tell you, I might have to quit my day job. She made a killing! A whopping $14. She charged a reasonable amount for a glass of lemonade: .25 cents. The same for a bag with two chocolate chip cookies. Her cookie supply was half sold in less than 30 minutes when a man came and bought one bag and munched while he shopped in my Dad's garage. When he was finished he came back and bought eight bags of cookies!

About half way through The Girl looked at me and said, "I feel so happy!". Of course she did! What is happier than a cool, overcast, day, peddling cookies and lemonade? Oh yeah, that and taking peoples cold hard cash.

It was a great morning.

Take note of the big green and white thermos sitting to The Girls right. Oh the Nostalgia!

That is an old Coleman 2 Gallon Thermos Dispenser. They don't make them like this anymore! The green part is actually made of metal. That thermos was on every camping trip, soccer game and fishing trip we ever took as a kids. I couldn't believe my Dad still had it when he pulled it out and cleaned it up for The Girl. As I was filling it up with ice and lemonade I told her that it is only fitting that it be used for her first ever lemonade stand. It's tradition!

This weekend also marked the end of The Misters schooling. I love these big moments of Sweet Success. I remember that day I wrote about it (although I can't find it in the archives!), feeling very much like August 2007 was so far away. Little did I know that there would be a major change in life. At that point I had NO IDEA I would be posting about his finish on the other side of the country.

To The Mister
(I know you don't want me, or anyone else for that matter, to call you Doctor, but since this is my blog...I'll do it just this once):

I am proud of you beyond words. I know you would never, not even for a moment, consider talking about your accomplishments.
So I will.
Your hard work is admirable and your achievement amazing. Made even more amazing because of your humbleness and your intentional pursuit to put the kids and I first,
even when that meant staying up all night to study.
I love you, and

Oh, and also, since your studies are done...will you install my new sink and faucet now?
(((cheesy grin)))

La Vida Dulce!


Anonymous said...

The picture did not come through. But please tell the Doctor we are so proud of him too! The last 6 months we're an amazing up hill pull that he made look easy.

Blue Skies said...

Congratulations Mister!!!!!! That is an accomplishment due much more than mere words. You need a parade, a fabulous meal, and new business cards. Don't forget to mark Dr. on all those check boxes on application forms! Congrats to "The Girl" on a first lemonade stand. My Biggest Girl has a fondness for selling lemonade as well.

spaghettipie said...

Wow! Congratulations all around!

Lara said...

Yipee Skipee I wish we were done already. 18 months and counting!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to your Mister Us Texans are real proud of him. I like Doctors ya know. To the girl Way to GO!!! I sure would have loved a glass of cool lemonade and a couple of cookies. We stop at every lemonade stand we see and even turn around if we have to. But wow inflation..we charged a nickle for a cup Like I said I am old I am not a Grandma but Great Aunt isn't sitting so well with me.......Bec