Monday, December 21, 2009

Girls and Airplanes (and Pearls)

When it comes to flying, sometimes it's exciting. Other times it's necessary and even sad. Such is the case today for my little one's holiday visit to her dad. We tried swapping holidays and BOY is it hard!

But while at the airport, we learned something really cool. The first wing walkers were women. How brave! My daughter wasn't interested in trying it, though the steward offered her a pair of goggles (JOKINGLY, of course).

But it was still a little hard to laugh. It's the first Christmas for both kids to be at their dad's place. But my daughter and I traded our pearls to keep each other near. It was our first year of a new tradition ... Holiday pearls as long as she is a Girl Scout (in the spirit of Juliette Low who sold a rare strand of pearls to find the Girl Scout Movement). At our Juliette Low Leadership Society Pearl Sale, I found some "twisty" pearls ... A colorful dyed strand for her and ivory for me. So if you see me in colors this week, you'll know why!
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Shhh! Don't tell my daughter!

We're about to start a new holiday tradition ... Pearls. Today I had a great idea at the pearl sale, one that will honor the work of Juliette Low, founder of Girl Scouts. She sold a rare strand of pearls to fund the organization in 1914. Hopefully we'll hold a pearl sale every year because I want this endeavor to also help support Girl Scouts! So as long as my daughter is a Girl Scout, she'll get pearls in some form for the holidays.

I can hardly wait ... And I almost want to spill the beans! But my daughter is almost as connected as I am. So my nifty mother/daughter concept won't be pictured right now. But I'll post everything after it's revealed on Friday, December 18!

You can still go to the Pearl Sale if you have time tonight until 7:00 p.m. Pearl Sale at Junior League. 3633 S. Yale. Benefits Girl Scouts!
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