Sunday, June 20, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year

Chuck wagon!!
The Morgan County Search and Rescue's Chuck wagon Breakfast is a big tradition around our place. I have lots of great memories of the old make-shift orange and white Search and Rescue school bus parked in the Williams Circle during chuck wagon breakfast time.

Since Tim and Aaron are off to Ohio doing great and wonderful things, and since Lydon doesn't know how to get out of bed before the crack of noon and since Buster was at work, I had to hit the breakfast by myself this year. But it worked out just fine because I got to be see the kids that I used to hang out with back in the day (and their kids--how weird).
I also got to be with the kids (and their kids--how weird) that I used to play with on the big make-shift orange and white Search and Rescue bus back in the day.
My mom and I started a tradition later on where we would take the boys and hit the local yard sales while my dad would finish up at the breakfast. She would hand the boys a couple of dollars and turn them loose while she and I browsed and bought treasures/junks. Of course I felt somewhat obligated to carry on that tradition in some form. Again, Tim and Aaron are off on an adventure and Lydon was still tucked in bed so I decided to take my yard sale shopping on the road. I turned up my braveness barometer and drove out to the Golden Spike Swap Meet/Yard Sale. I got there a little late because most people were packing up and heading out.

But I was able to score these two firefighter Christmas candles (who needs a firefighter Christmas candle in June?----I just know that's what Tim is going to ask me when he gets home) for 50 cents each (bargain!) and this coffee can for $2. It's banged up in all the right places and will look great above my kitchen cabinets (I hope).
Since I only spent $3, I felt like I had to spend more money and since I was in the North Ogden area, I decided I better hit the new DI.
I got this cookie jar for a buck (don't worry Les--it got double sanitized). It's gonna hold Tim's taffy cookies that never seem to stay in their little package.
And then I scored these cute 4th of July bird houses for a dollar each

The Gerber daises came from Sams Club. They were $5 because they were half way dead. I brought them home and hopefully I can nurse them back to health. They look better already. My plan is to paint those little tv trays white to match the rocking chairs.
And then maybe I'll end up with a delightful back porch I just might enjoy hanging out on.


Gwen said...

We also went to the DI last week, and bought sandpile toys for the new sandbox at the property ! I love the DI !!

Lauren and Karlee said...

i had a booth at the Golden Spike Yard Sale selling my jewelry and little girl tu-tus. crazy i didnt see ya there.