Monday, June 20, 2011

I'm in awe.


I asked you all to pray and I just want to say thank you! I am not sure if the day could have gone any better.

I went down to the church Friday to drop off a few books that I was selling for a friend. When I got there I asked the lady that was in charge if it would be okay if I left a few flyers on the checkout table. She was soooo nice and said, "we can do better than that, I'll just put one in each bag as people pay." WooooHoooo! We went on to chat a bit and they asked if I'd be willing to help out first thing Saturday morning. They sweetened the deal by telling me that if I worked I'd be able to shop an hour early along with all the other volunteers. This was really good as I was able to get the math curriculum I needed for my kiddos for a great price!

Anyway, I had a lot of fun meeting new people and talking home school curriculum all while networking for the business. It was a good day.

Just since Saturday I've been contacted three times from ladies either wanting to buy something or bring books in to sell!

Now I wait and see if I get any more calls. :)

Friday, June 17, 2011


There is a local group of homeschoolers that are putting on a used curriculum sale tomorrow.

I have a list of items I hope to find and buy for next year.

I'm bringing a few books of my own to try and sell and several for a friend of mine.

BUT (there's always a but, right?)

I also want to use this as an opportunity to do some networking for my business. I'll bring a stack of business cards and some flyers to hand out.

Just typing that makes my stomach churn.

I'm SO nervous.

Interacting with people sounds easy and fun but I don't want to come across as pushy with the business. I just want to inform people that I've started this venture and let them know I exist.

Would you pray for me? :O)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summertime has arrived

We had some good friends come from out of town to stay a week with us.

I had been thinking that the boys needed their hair buzzed for summer and Renee volunteered. She did a wonderful job and gave each of the boys a fun mohawk. (It won't stay that way long, it's just fun for a couple weeks)

Ian brought home a new roll of plastic and the kids promptly put the slip and slide to good use! I didn't take a very great picture of starts with this 5 foot ramp and goes all down the yard. :O)

Here Renee and I are cooking up a bunch of Turkish yummy!!

There's always someone play fighting or wrestling around here....

Kathleen is at such a fun age right now! She is just a sweetie pie.

Boys all lined up being bounced on the trampoline by their daddy.

We've also been eating watermelon, splashing in the pond, riding know all the fun stuff. :O)