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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas Came Late (Alternately titled: Why did Santa even bother with other presents?!)

There's a bit of a back story to this post. Scarlett LOVES to swing. I have been telling Brody for about a year now that I really want to get a swing set for the backyard. I think it was pretty much going in one ear and out the other for him because he never really would respond when I would bring it up. Brody is what I would call frugal, and while it is what I need in a spouse,it can drive me crazy. I just knew that by the time he got around to buying a swing set, Scarlett would have her driving permit! :) He did finally order a catalog but continued to ignore the sales people when they would call telling us all about their big Christmas sale. Well...I had an epiphany. I simply told Brody that as soon as we got a swing set, the next major purchase could be a new TV for the family room. And what do you know?! The VERY next day, we had our swing set ordered. 
I think you can tell by the looks on their faces that it was worth every penny!


Here's a little video of when we brought her out. I had kept her inside all day and she never even questioned the loud noises that the men were making installing it. I love hearing her so excited, and Clark's laughing at the end is precious to me.
video

6 comments:

Jcbaron99 said...

Lots of fun! I'm glad you your swing set! Sounds like lots of conversations at out house when it comes to something new!

Jaime said...

I love the video. What a perfect response from both of them. It will be hours of fun for all of us. :-)

Kayren said...

I love when Scarlett said,"I'm doing good - it looks like a whole playground!" By the way you are not the only wife who has begged for a swingset but we got a trampolene several years ago and now there is no room for a swing- I think we all need yards that are big enough for a whole playground!! Enjoy your new freedom!

Kayren said...

I love when Scarlett said,"I'm doing good - it looks like a whole playground!" By the way you are not the only wife who has begged for a swingset but we got a trampolene several years ago and now there is no room for a swing- I think we all need yards that are big enough for a whole playground!! Enjoy your new freedom!

suzanne said...

It's amazing what a TV can do for a guy!!! I love all your Christmas pictures, especially the white tree. I've wanted a flocked tree for years, but Colt puts his foot down for that. Maybe I'll suggest a new TV next year!

realitymomma said...

oh, jill! i can so relate. our hubbies are too much alike in the frugal department. kirk did that to me last year. after i went back to work, i told him i wanted a suburban again. never got one. but when he got a boat and the van couldn't pull it - then i got the susburban. i guess you can get anything you want from them with a little bribe!