Monday, June 27, 2011

Our Visit to the Yard Sale Queen

Talk about a fun week! Jeff was able to take a few days off work so we could go down and have a nice, long stay with his parents. We went down Wednesday night and just got home tonight.

On Friday Jeff and I went to the temple while Eli, Mary and David hit up the St. George Splash Pad.
Eli missed us so much while we were gone...

On Saturday, Jeff was busy all day throwing a bachelor party for his friend Will. That left Mary to cater to my every demand. I thought it would be fun to see the Yard Sale Queen in action. Mary can spot the cutest things in the midst of junk at yard sales. Now that I have a house, I had to benefit from her talent! David happily drove us all around town and I'd say we got some good buys! I spent $11 for everything in the picture below:
Mary spent just $1.00 on each item. People must know of her reputation, because when she went to ask people prices of things, they would say things like, "That's two dollars...but I can bring it down to one for you!" She didn't even have to negotiate to get a slamming deal! Yard sellers were just honored the Queen was gracing their presence.
Bryan and Mary had made an arbor out of scrap wood just before we arrived and we spent several hours admiring their woodwork. 

Then I found an arbor at the Brigham Young House in St. George so I had to pose with it.
I announced my summer goal to the family: I want to get a tan line of my new sandals. So I got to work on that while I read a book one afternoon. This picture screams summer to me.
Mission complete.
Eli got spoiled. Cartoons during breakfast. Ice cream for dinner. Late, late nights and few naps. All the attention he could ever dream of.

Remember when I was afraid kids would tease Eli for his initials -- E.T.? I don't think this picture is going to help his case:
Mary and I watched movies almost every night. Our favorite pick -- My Girlfriend's Boyfriend. It's on Netflix and it's awesome.
We had such a fun time! I love going back to visit Cedar. Thanks so much, David and Mary!


David and Mary said...

Thanks for coming Jeff and Sarah and Eli! It was so fun and I am glad that we found great deals at the Yard sales! The joy of junking! Can't wait for our Bridal shower! Oooo La La
Au revoir :)

Kim said...

Wow! I'm impressed with Mary's junk shopping skills. Looks like cute things you bought. And, as always, I enjoy the way you tell a story. So cute and fun.

Rebecca said...

Does the Yard Sale Queen also possess the skills to telepathically know what I need, find them at a garage sale, and transport them to me?

Sounds like a fun weekend!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great time. Sorry we missed you again :(