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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Ah, the weekend comes to a close

This weekend has been a change of pace. We thought a dear friend from Ethiopia was going to be here in the US this weekend, so I didn't schedule myself to work. Unfortunately, things didn't come together the way it was hoped and he won't be here for a little while. Nick and I decided to celebrate some of his birthday this weekend. We've still been busy, though, but it's a little less structured and therefore feels a little less stressful.

The semi-annual Forever Trendy Kids Sale is going on this weekend. In August, Nick and I had a booth so we were there all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This time around, we have spent periods of time volunteering and helping out. It has been exciting to see how successful the sale has been. The founder, Lori, and her husband are really great people. They are about serving their customers and serving their volunteers. Unlike any other kids consignment sales in the area, they provide meals to their volunteers. Even something as simple as water is so important to them. Lori also chooses an organization to donate part of her proceeds to. This sale is Kids for Kyla. You know how much we appreciate them, right? So it was pretty fun working the checkout yesterday hearing people over and over again willing to donate $1. From my involvement with Give1Save1, I know how much $1 can make a difference.

Toys at the Forever Trendy Kids Spring/Summer Sale
Lots of baby equipment and clothes!
Pack 'n Plays - literally the first things gone
Nick has utilized his birthday coupon to Noodles 'n Company. We've slept in some, took a nap! and just enjoyed hanging out. These weekends, though too few and far between at the moment, are precious and give us a chance to re-energize and renew. The 70 degree sunny weather in Colorado hasn't been too bad, either :)

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like a wonderful weekend, Kelly. I'm so glad you had some time to relax and enjoy yourselves. Sorry your firend didn't make it but hopefully you will be able to connect soon. The sale looks much great "stuff'! And the people who run it sound terrific. I hope your sales were good and brings you that much closer to bringing your little girl home. Happy Birthday to Nick!! :)Take good care. Love, Mom