This past weekend, we took part in our big neighborhood garage sale, but more importantly, the boys and some of their pals had a lemonade stand to raise money for their friend Ethan’s surgery.

I think it’s safe to say the lemonade stand was a success…they made over $300! Very exciting.

As a bonus, I got rid of a bunch of stuff. Kristina was here for a few days, doing what she does best. Organizing, convincing me I don’t need to keep back issues of Real Simple, etc, etc. I have to say, over the past few years, she has helped me keep the clutter down in general. I try to buy fewer “things” and find it much easier to let go of the unnecessary stuff.

You don’t even want to know how many bags of preschool artwork and worksheets I tossed. Don’t worry, I kept a few things. But I only need so many stick figure portraits of my children.