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.
(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
La Vida Dulce!