Saturday, June 28, 2014

A great Saturday after a very long week!

I got up this morning & made a yummy breakfast with some garden ingredients:

I served the fresh tomatoes, basil & peppers with eggs & rolled it into tortillas. Delicious! Love having breakfast that you (mostly) pick in the yard. Too bad we don't have any chickens! :-)

I also did yoga this morning, & went for a quick run before interviewing a potential nanny. I think we found a great fit! We're mostly just looking for help after school, taking the boys to practice, helping with homework, etc. Her schedule is pretty flexible, and she did extremely well with the kids. Now we just need to find a day for a trial run, and figure out how much we can afford to pay. I'll be very relieved if we can get some extra help with the boys.

Other than that, it's going to be a very mellow day, and I need one after the week of craziness. I'm hoping to sit in the backyard and enjoy the sunshine, read my book, prep some freezer meals, and spend time with the boys before we take them to camp tomorrow. Another big milestone - a few nights at sleepover camp! They are extremely excited, so fingers crossed that it all goes well.

And, my week definitely turned around - I found out that I'm getting a stock option "refresh" of my existing options. It won't be very much all at once (vests over four years), but we're hoping to devote all of that money to our travel fund, which would cover trips to see the family, etc. That would free up cash flow from our standard budget for paying down our mortgage, etc.

I never got to go to sleepover camp, but it was a huge dream of mine growing up. Have you ever been, or sent your kids? What was your experience?


  1. That is fabulous from your yard! We were too late to get started this year, but I want to try this next year.

    As for sleep away camp, I never got a chance to go except for one girl scout weekend. However, I send my kiddos every year and they start at 8. They all LOVE it. We go to the same one, so it has been about 10 years. Mine even want to be a counselor there when they get old enough!

    1. Thank you! We are very excited to have produce this early - a big change from growing anything in Seattle. ;-)

      I'm so glad to hear that you have had such a great experience with camp. I have to admit, I'm a bit nervous, but know it's good for them!

  2. Oh, I can't wait until we get some fresh produce from our garden...