Today is a day of thank yous.
Thank you Trader Joes. (its a small specialty grocery store). For your very cute and handy mini shopping carts. We were quite the spectacle there but my children loved it and were so well behaved.
Thank you for your delicious food. Your kettle corn. Your chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels. Thank you for your edamame. Your garlic hummus. "MOM, LETS GET HUMMUS!!!!" Your greek style yogurt. Thank you for being still close with ample parking.
Thank you to Petco....for always providing free air conditioned entertainment for 30 minutes. Thank you for letting us pet a bunny. We love bunnies.
Oh yes, forgot about to thank you for the puffed chedder poppy things. Delicious.
Thank you Luke for being such a cute big brother. You are so darn wonderful.
Thank you girls. Thank you for being so stylish and coordinated. Thank you for letting me brush your hair every other day (BAYLIE!). Thank you for being such good friends.
Thank you to Old Navy, for your 4 dollar shirts. And for always having my size. You knew I had to buy the supergirl shirts, of course, they were calling my name.
Does this girl look ready for kindergarten or what? Darby will rock this look on the first day of school I think.
Thank for last two days for letting me catch up with good old friends who I don't get to see very often. Thank you kids for playing so nicely. Thank you sunblock for working. That was so fun. Thank you Jason for jimmy-rigging my big honking stereo into my mini van so we could listen to tunes (even though it was skipping constantly) because our real stereo is busted. Remember when portable CD players for the car were invented? And how they would skip at every bump in the road. That has been my life the last two days.... but helps me stay awake while on the many freeways.
Now I'd like to thank the random driver who was flashing me frantically, warning of the speed trap ahead. Sneaky cop, trying to ruin everyone's day by hiding oh so well underneath a large shady tree. I was not speeding, but think I will pay it forward and try to warn others of nasty speed traps as well. Maybe that is Arnold's idea of curing the state budget. But we will not be fooled!
Thank you neighbor for bringing me chocolate chip cookies that I didn't have to bake myself in this heat. While I'm thinking of it, thank you air conditioning. You are worth every penny. Every penny.
Thank you Becky my temple buddy. Much more pleasantly to drive at 5:40 a.m. with you. What a great way to start the day. Thank you for your awesome insights on life.
Thank you family for emailing me pictures of your fun time in BAMA. I love seeing all my cute nieces and nephews.
Thank you summer TV. I wish I could Tivo you all. Thank you for inventing Wipeout, the greatest summer show on television, and for your funny commentary. Nothing like watching people fall off things and bounce of large bouncing balls. Really I would love to be on your show, I wonder what my shirt would say.
Now time to go hang out with Jason. Nothing sounds better.