Sunday, May 29, 2011

Have Kindle, Will Travel!

I got a sweet surprise yesterday!  On Saturday morning I looked out the window and noticed that Emilee was on her knees pulling weeds from our landscape areas.  I opened the door and she looked up at me and grinned.  With us getting ready to leave our house for nine weeks, the weeding had to be done but it was not a chore I was looking forward to... especially in 90 degree heat!  I said, "Emilee, you just don't know how much that is helping me."  She said, "You just don't know how much I'm getting paid."  Seems she had struck a deal with Daddy!  I asked her how much she was getting paid, thinking all along that I might strike up a similar deal with him, but she said she wasn't allowed to tell.  Scott entered the conversation about that time and told me to leave her alone.  That just made me more curious!

Later that afternoon after picking Ashlee up from a friend's house, I was downstairs working on book repairs when Scott yelled down and said "bye."  Said he was just going out for a bit.  I assumed (was hoping) he might be going out to grab some dinner for us since I was busy "slaving away" on the books!  After about an hour of too quiet upstairs, I went looking for the girls.  They were nowhere to be found, so I texted Ash to ask where they went.  She said, "Out."  Thanks for the info, Ash!  :-)  When they got back a few minutes later, Scott asked me to come upstairs.  The girls were sitting at the counter with cheshire cat grins on their faces.  Ashlee handed me a red leather case, and then Emilee handed me a box WITH A KINDLE IN IT!  It seems that Emilee proposed a plan to Daddy that morning that she would pull all of the weeds if he would buy Mommy a Kindle.  Yes, I cried!  Ashlee missed out on the weed pulling, so she said she was going to help spread mulch this week to "earn" the case for me.  Yes, I cried more!  So not only did I NOT have to pull weeds, but I got a present too!  Needless to say, didn't get much book repairing done after that - I spent the evening playing with my new toy!  

I have now downloaded about 20 free books onto my Kindle (yes, including the Bible and a devotional!), so I am ready for this road trip!  Thank you to my sweet girls!  And early Happy Anniversary to my sweet man!

Isn't it pretty?!?!


1 comment:

  1. Hey Cheri,Scott and Girls,
    How fun for you all! We can't wait to follow your fun summer adventure along via your blog... I know Allison will miss Ashlee but before you know it school will be starting and back to the grind. So, have a great time and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience! Talk to you soon! Julianne