Wednesday, March 17, 2010


It's eerily quiet here this morning. Or maybe just more noticeably quiet.

Spring break officially begins on Friday for the schools, but it unofficially begins tomorrow because all Meego has is a 20-minute parent/teacher conference. So I think the quiet is just the calm before the storm.

We don't have any particularly exciting plans for the break though. I have to work 3 days next week and Wolfgang has track practice on 3 days. I'm glad he's doing track, then I can't be guilted into being the sole party pooper who grounded us for spring break!

On that note, though, we do feel ripe for some sort of adventure. Magnum and I are on the cusp of a financial milestone, and we want to celebrate for a couple of reasons: (1) We feel it's a big deal, so we want to whoop it up, and (2) we want to demonstrate the rewards of being financially responsible to the kids. What better way to do that than to blow a bunch of cash on frivolous frolic?!!

Oh, wait....

Okay, we need ideas on responsible whooping-it-upness.


  1. We were also on the cusp of a financial breakthrough when I suddenly lost half of my business this past week. I suppose I have to look at it in a way that speaks to blessings...glad we have it when we need it type stuff! (I'm STILL going to Disney if I can!!)

    I vote for BIG WHOOPING!

  2. Yes! Yes! I vote for a frivolous frolic!!!!

    Lindsey Petersen

  3. Congrats on the financial milestone!

    I get to blame my kids for the lack of spring break activity. 3 schools, 3 different spring breaks. Oh well.

  4. How about a field trip to a financial planner?

  5. A trip to Vegas?
    A big screen tv?
    New tires for Tessa?

    You could spend the day out enjoying the trails, but how much fun is that?


  6. Congrats on your first million!
    Here's to many more <<*clink*>>

  7. First kudos to accomplishing any sort of positive financial milestone, with 3 kids. Those are some big ticket items.

    Second, I say you demonstrate to the kids that they need to be financially thrifty as well. Since they're too young to have demonstrated long term financial responsibilty go to Nevis without them

  8. that is great news!

    How about the somewhat boring but usually reliably enjoyable "go out to dinner at a nice/fun restaurant"