Saturday, March 8, 2008

DI Treasures









I just had to share our silly Saturday with you. My sister Emily had brought some boots up to me last week she thought I would like, but they didn't fit, so I put them in the pile to send to DI. They were a short black boot with a spiked heel, every 8 year olds dream. So Emily quickly deemed them hers, and wore them constantly for 3 days straight. She was so in love with them I was afraid she was going slip them in her backpack, and wear them at school. So, while she was at school, I finally took the bag of stuff to DI, including the boots. Today we had an appt. to take the van in for a detail so we could sell it. The car wash is right next door to Deseret Industries. Blake decides that we haven't been for a while and we need to go check out the "deals". Haven't finally gotten rid of my bag of stuff for DI, I was less than thrilled to go buy it back, but we hauled the whole family in anyway. The first deal we found was a pair of "Born" shoes for $5, they are identical to the pair Blake paid WAAAAAY more for, but a size smalled. But, because they were $5, we had to take them. Then Emily comes running up with a great gem she just had to have, and lo and behold it was the same pair of black, spike heel boot I had just given to DI earlier in the week!! Both Blake and I were doubled over laughing. After that Jack found this pair of "Incredible Hulk" fists he HAD to have. (Everyone took turns hitting each other with them for the remaining shopping trip.) We found a 25 cent book about a flying school bus for Sam, and traded the spiked boots for a cute Gymboree dress for Emily. Oh yeah, and I didn't get left out either. There was a great helmet, perfect for 4 Wheeling that we couldn't pass up. I know, what a bunch of hillbillies!!!

9 comments:

Emily Kern said...

What a fun shopping trip! Good thing you didn't have Sara with you or your kids would have ended up with all the ugliest things there (Ha Ha Sara :)!) I would have liked to see Emily's boots!

Jessica said...

That is the funniest story about the boots! How classic!

Jay, Sara, Ashtyn, Alayna and Jacob Hill said...

HEY! (Emily) If only, I could go to the DI with everyone and their kids. I love the DI, and maybe it is good, but Jay LOATHES going there. Since we have been married he has gone with me 2 times and both of them he complained and swears he will never go again. You are so lucky, you came out with some great finds. That is awesome about the boots.

Emily Oman said...

I must have great taste..at least according to an 8 year old. That is hilarious!!! I love the big hands, they're great!

Cheryl said...

Hi Josie! I found the link to your blog from Laurie's blog. I have been thinking about you and wondering how you and your litte family are doing! I would love to hear from you! There is a link from Laurie's blog to mine!

You all look so happy and I LOVE your DI story! THat's a classic!!

Lots of love,

Cheryl Ekstrom

Kristy said...

Too funny! Reminds me of how I throw things away, deep in the bottom of the trash, only to find them later sitting on the counter. I wonder if Brett and the kids dig through every garbage or just when I happen to throw something away! I love the helmet! It's such a fashion statement!

Cheryl said...

I'll bet your chimes sounded awesome!! You might be interested to know that I am directing a hand bell choir now. It is at a little private school here in Tri Cities. It is fun, but it is the hardest thing that I have ever done!!

Happy Easter!!

LOTS of love!!

Eric Dance said...

It looks like not much has changed since you guys left Alaska. Everyone is always beating up on mom and Blake is still a redneck construction worker!

Cheryl said...

Do you mind if I put a link to your blog on mine?