Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Old Faithful...

In 1986 Tim and I paid $9000 for a brand new 1987 Nissan Sentra two door sedan, no air conditioning, no cruise control and no radio. It was our first major purchase as newlyweds. The car payment was $197 a month financed for 4 years.

We brought our firstborn son home from the hospital in the back seat and drove back and forth from Idaho to San Diego several times. As our family expanded faster than our car budget, at one point there were three car seats buckled in the rear.

Twenty three years and 200,000 miles later, it functions as economical teenage transportation. Although we paid $1500 too much at the time of purchase, it has turned out to be one of the best financial decisions of our marriage.

McKay is done standing on the porch...

This years "first day of school" photo is McKay's last. She posed for me 13 times including kindergarten and now she's finished. Here's a look back...


1st Grade

2nd grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

School Starts 2009

On the first day of school you must stand on the front porch and pose for the camera. No one really likes it but Mom don't care -- it's tradition.