So yesterday was the long trek to Yuba City for our one day assembly. You all know what that means; up at 5am, in the car for many hours, cranky kids, heebie jeebies on the drive home, etc. etc. That also meant that somewhere in that day I had to exercise. Ugh. This is me on the treadmill at about 8:30 pm. I did 20 minutes to the second...but I did it!
Here are some pictures of our new assembly clothes. All purchased either on ebay or the thrift store. I didn't get a picture of me, but I was wearing the Boden skirt that's pictured and a black v-neck Banana Republic sweater. Cost for our "new" outfits: Ian's pants & vest = $23 (ebay), Anya's Dress = $3.99 (thrifted), My Skirt & Sweater (thrifted) = $8.98. TOTAL = $35.97.
This was also the first time we've gone to the assembly and I didn't buy new notebooks, pens, stickers, etc. for the kids. I figure that all that stuff is consumable; entirely appropriate to purchase within the guidelines of the project but ONLY when we've run out. And you know what? It made absolutely no difference in their behavior. In fact, I think they were less distracted without new stuff to mess with.
Also included in the pics is Taylor; I had nothing to do with her outfit but it's so cute it needs to be posted.