Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Shifts and Tights

When you move into a new house you find that you have a lot of stuff you don't really need, or never should have had in the first place. So the answer is to either give it away, donate it, or have a yard sale to make more money to buy more stuff that you will eventually sell at a future yard sale.

So of course we chose the best option...

We had a yard sale!

We had my brother Aaron and his wife, Chelsea bring some of their stuff and my mom brought some of her stuff.

We thought it would be fun to have Aaron and Chelsea sleep over on Friday night so we could all get up early together to get ready for the yard sale.

We thought it would also be fun to take date night shifts.

How does that work?

Well, Aaron and Chelsea went out on a date (a short one because we were selfish and wanted the long one) while we watched Ya-ya with our kids and then when they got back we got our kids to bed and then went out on our date while they stayed back with our kids and Ya-ya.

It was great! Not to mention that when we got home they had cleaned the house and had chocolate dipped strawberries waiting for us. (smile) ... (big smile)

The cool part was that Marc and I got to stay out past 10:30 at night and it was quite exhilarating! We felt like teenagers being out watching a movie until 11:30 post meridian. Post, people, post! Woo hoo!!!

Ah. It's the little things, isn't it?

Then we woke up bright and early to put out the yard sale signs and get things pulled out from the garage and set up.

We had a steady stream of people from 7am till 12noon. Aaron and I switched off being in charge of the money and Aaron was actually quite the wheeler-dealer. We all, actually had a lot of fun. Marc's parents even came up to sell some items, help with the kids and other odd jobs around the house. Our neighbors brought some of their things and joined in. It was a yard sale party!

In fact my mom was having so much fun she wanted to where her party hat...

What can I say, my family and I get a little goofy when we are together. And no that is not a modern pirate get-up she has on her head. No it isn't a wig either. They are Halloween Witch Tights, duh. What else would she have on her head? Pshh.

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