Lest you should think that all our downsizing (from 2 incomes to one, etc.) and selling off of earthly possessions (van, camper, boat) means that we've completely turned into "simple living altruistic tree-huggers", I have to come clean and admit that we do still like to treat ourselves now and then. When we sold the camper, we paid off some bills and stashed some away, but then we allowed ourselves a little "fun money". It's been awhile since we've made any impulse buys, so this week we acted on impulse.
Marcel bought a bike (not as nice as mine, but still quite nice), I bought a digital camera (not quite an SLR but a step up from point-and-shoot. Yippee!), Nikki is now the proud owner of an MP3 player, and Julie's on the search for a beanie bag chair. Maddie seems fairly content with the "gameboy" she got with her happy meal at MacDonalds - it has buttons to press and it beeps - what more does a three-year-old need? Hey, ya gotta love a three-year-old's simple value system!
Here are a couple of shots with my new toy...
Supper in the backyard with our friends Justin and Nicole - yummy barbecued pizza!
Maddie perched in her favourite spot in the backyard tree.
Nikki and Julie in a rare moment - close enough to touch, but NOT FIGHTING!