School Time

Today was Joe’s first day back to school. Okay, his first 2 hours. He had school from 1-3. Not sure why just 2 hours, but hey, I’m just the mom. Gabe’s got his back to school night tonite. Where the heck has summer gone. Seriously, my life is passing by way too fast. It’s like there is never time for anything. You know the “just one minute” routine. I would be embarrassed to count how many times I say that a day!

Anyhow, I am heading out but wanted to do a little something for all those sweet little girls who may not have “a favorite outfit” to wear to school. So if you have someone in mind, please email Sam at We will pick randomly. Your email MUST INCLUDE the child’s name, address and size. And use subject line SCHOOL

Thanks Kimberly for all the fantastic photos!! They are incredible.Β  I’m promising to update my photo love spot on my website soon. That may be a good job for our Birmingham trip.

online violin lessons - September 13, 2010 - 9:00 pm

A topic near to my heart thanks, do you have a RSS feed ?,

online violin lessons - September 13, 2010 - 7:47 pm

I hope you possess a good day! Really great write-up, nicely written and very thought out. Im looking forward to reading much more of your posts in the future.,

Lil - August 24, 2010 - 9:12 pm

Nice Matilda Jane pencils..

jenn - August 23, 2010 - 7:04 am

I am wondering if you have posted the cute little school day winners yet? and I missed it?? <3 MJC and can't wait to get my FT order..I know it will come this week sometime~! Thank You~

Joy - August 22, 2010 - 2:30 pm

What an awesome idea. You are so generous and caring:). I hope that the B’ham trip goes well. I can give you some food, etc. recommendations if you would like. If you are feeling like taking in a little sun you can meet us at the Gulf. It is really beautiful even after the oil spill. πŸ™‚

The Nut Goddess - August 22, 2010 - 2:31 am

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”

In reference to your life is passing you buy so quickly. They grow up fast huh?

Erin Nay - August 20, 2010 - 4:17 pm

Not only are you incredibly talented, you are SO GENEROUS! Thank you for making gorgeous clothes and being such a customer-oriented company. I love supporting companies that put their customers first!

lockr (Ramona) - August 20, 2010 - 1:06 pm

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! I just got my FT order and I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE every single piece. This is by far my favorite MJC line ever.

Mom2six - August 20, 2010 - 10:45 am

Wonderful contest!

Kari - August 20, 2010 - 9:31 am

Since there has been a musical theme going on in the posts recently, I thought I would add this trivia question. Sorry, I can’t give free MJ Clothes, but when I heard this it reminded me of the MJ Leader, Denise.
Name the song and singer from the commercial for the new Nanny McPhee move.
Sorry, once you hear it you will be singing it all day! πŸ™‚

Natalie - August 20, 2010 - 9:25 am

Love that you are doing this and love everyone at MJC too! Your generous heart continues to touch the lives of many…THANK YOU

mimi - August 20, 2010 - 7:31 am

If any of you have little ones who are starting school, and need a Platinum fix, the orange Starburst ruffles are sooo cute! Perfect for now, and into fall:)

micah - August 19, 2010 - 11:09 pm

sooo is “in a sec” the same?? yesss… & i am SO guilty. builds character! and patience is a virtue!! haha! dont give yourself a hard time, totally normal!! & our sweet babies dont think badly of us. i’m sure you have ways of making all things good in the world!!!

tree*head - August 19, 2010 - 9:40 pm

Beautiful pics!!…and thanks again for your generosity! MJC Rocks πŸ™‚

Jodi - August 19, 2010 - 9:40 pm

Your generosity and caring are super amazing! Thanks a bunch!!!

Marla K - August 19, 2010 - 9:36 pm

I’m new to MJ and new to following a blog. Sometimes some of these post really touch me. Your random acts of kindness are catching! I’d like to purchase a MJ Tee (always safe for a tween)for the little girl Donna Wolken submitted.I’ve been on the verge of tears, dragging my son back and forth to a doctor, his issue is life altering but not life threatening!If she can endure her treatments and florish, then he will too! just tell me how to make the transaction………

Holly's Mama - August 19, 2010 - 8:04 pm

Your generosity and kind heart are amazing! I know you will always be true to yourself no matter how many people complain about and criticize the things you do! I always know you have good intentions and I think a lot of other people feel the same way. At least I hope they do!

shannen - August 19, 2010 - 7:50 pm

I love the “in a min.” I am guilty as charged. I think it is a super mom thing. My 6yr. old daughter uses it on me when I’m asking her to do something that is when I saw that i was over useing it. Any how I Love your back to school idea we all see children who are not as blessed as others. I think something like this could change these childrens lives. God Bless you and your team.

mimi - August 19, 2010 - 7:15 pm

Denise, I worked in the same school for 20 years, and honestly, until I went back to work after my sons were born, I really never realized how many little children are truly in need. It makes me cry to think of some of the first ones that touched my heart. I caught one of my little kindergarten boys sticking leftovers, from breakfast, [off of other kids trays], in his backpack, he told me he was taking it home to his little sisters, broke my heart. All of our little ones are so spoiled these days, I’m so happy to be a part of a clothing company who cares so much about little children, and I’m very thankful for all those little ones who have crossed into my life over the years.

Denise - August 19, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Now you guys….you gotta remember you are truely awesome because it is YOU who let me do all this great stuff. Great example, all the little girls we pick, I would have never knew of them had you not told me. So give yourself some credit too!

Joyce - August 19, 2010 - 6:14 pm

When you create clothes, it’s like you are creating guardian angels that bring joy and love to people…you share a part of yourselves in each piece and try to bring out the best in people.

Thank you for spreading the love!! It’s contagious!

MJFAN - August 19, 2010 - 6:06 pm

You’re truly so generous!

lockr (Ramona) - August 19, 2010 - 6:03 pm

Back to school……I get excited for the beginning of the school year. This is my 16th year of teaching and on the first day I still get butterflies πŸ™‚ I love seeing all the students with their new outfits and school supplies! The excitement sparks in the air.

Hillary - August 19, 2010 - 5:19 pm

This just made my heart smile. What a wonderful idea.

Alishia - August 19, 2010 - 5:14 pm

That is so kind of you! I am going to email for a friend as a surprise because my children aren’t school aged yet!

Pam - August 19, 2010 - 4:52 pm

Thank you so much Denise and MJ. I just sent the name of a little girl whose daddy was killed in Afghanistan. She could sure use some MJ sunshine in her life.

Beautifulclothing - August 19, 2010 - 4:45 pm

You are absolutely the most generous person I have ever known. I wish the best for you and your family!

Brittney - August 19, 2010 - 4:21 pm

All i can say is your amazing!!!

love*my*4! - August 19, 2010 - 4:21 pm

Oh my goodness gracious…what a Generous heart you have! May you be Blessed as you always continue to bless others!! I LOVE how unselfish and giving you are, such a great example!! Thanks so much~Blessings to you! πŸ™‚

Whitney - August 19, 2010 - 4:09 pm

Wow, thank you! I just entered to win something for my friend’s daughter, who just started kindergarten. Their family is going through a tough time right now and I would love them to recieve something to make them smile!

Feanna Otta - August 19, 2010 - 3:47 pm

Oh! My Kait who is starting Kindergarten next month would be so Excited!!! We love MJC! Thanks for your Kindness!

Farah - August 19, 2010 - 3:16 pm

OMG Denise you are one of a kind!!!! so generous as always, may God open all the doors for you like you do for other people.

Donna Wolkan - August 19, 2010 - 3:14 pm

Love that you are doing this..I sent the name of a amazing 11 year old fighting for her life battling cancer. She sadly has to go back this year “looking” like she has cancer (missing her hair). I would love for her to go back to school dressed in MJC to take the attention off her hair in put it on her amazing MJC outfit!! Regardless of weather or not she gets picked I am sure there are TONS of little girls deserving. You have a HUGE heart..We just β™₯ MJC ~

Allison - August 19, 2010 - 3:14 pm

LOVE Matilda Jane Clothing! This is the most awesome and giving company ever! We will be FOREVER FANS!!!

jen - August 19, 2010 - 3:08 pm

You guys ROCK for your random acts of kindness!!!

Jessica - August 19, 2010 - 2:55 pm

You are such a sweetie! And how adorable is that little girl!!!

J.Diddy - August 19, 2010 - 2:54 pm

wow, that is an awesome pic! Aub has back to school night tomorrow! i admit, im kinda glad…

nikki jackson - August 19, 2010 - 2:48 pm

just wanted to say thank you for your amazing heart!! I sent an email including my sweet nieces that have had a hard year!! What a blessing to be soo addicted to such an amazing company!! Thank you again!!

Julie Frank - August 19, 2010 - 2:45 pm

I’ve only recently discovered MJC, but I’ve been extremely impressed with the generosity and thoughtfulness of this company! Way to go MJC!!

Lily - August 19, 2010 - 2:40 pm

That’s so awesome of you! I hope preschool counts πŸ™‚

Elisabeth - August 19, 2010 - 2:40 pm

Yea! contest! Thanks so much Denise πŸ™‚

mommyof2sweet - August 19, 2010 - 2:25 pm

I love how much you give back. Thanks so much!

Elaina..I love you

You’re the one, the one for me…” I really think this is a song but I cannot find the lyrics..It was like Lionel Richie or maybe Kool and the Gang.Β  Do you know what I am talking about? Or have I lost it? I may have cuz I am still taking that drivers test. Actually, I am taking a break as I type this.

And here you have 2 of my first Elaina’s and the only ones, well, except we did the celery in an aqua too. I think they were from Homegrown. The brown one above, I actually dyed brown. Yup, upstairs in my laundry room!! Yes, and that would be the reason for all the returns due to color differences. But hey..what is a girl to do. I had no clue. It was in the very beginning of MJC.

And that brings me to an entirely different subject than I was gonna blog about at the beginning. I will answer this simply. I really get quite a few emails on how to start and what to do. In truth I may be the worst person to ask this of. I cannot offer any great advice.Β  I have never written a business plan or even had a great plan in my mind. The only thing I had was great faith in my gut instinct. Does that make any sense? (Told you I am taking a drivers test as I type, I’m a little off my rocker right now).Β  But seriously, I have always just figured it out as I went along. I wish it were as easy as someone handing me a book with answers. But if I had not made all the errors I have madeΒ  I would not know all the consequences of things I do.Β  Everyday we figure out new things. Everyday we are presented with problems and we search for the solution. In that search is the most valuable information that no one could ever give you. The best way to start is to just figure it out on your own.Β  What works for one willΒ  not work for all.

You know when I first started painting furniture I sold to stores. I remember Jacobson’s (you remember that store) came in my booth at the gift show in Chicago and placed a HUGE order for all their stores. She asked if I dropped shipped. Dude, I was so thrilled, I said “Heck ya”.Β  No clue what “drop ship” meant but hey I got a great order. It was Jacobson’s and that was super cool.Β  I figured it out and all was well.Β  Anyways, we sold a lot pretty fast and my neighbor thought I needed help. Me? I tell ya, I’m a a risk taker, go with the gut type of girl. Anyways, I am lucky enough to live in the home town of Vera Bradley. My neighbor worked with Pat Miller’s husband and set me up to talk to them. I am sure they do not remember a bit of it, but I do. One, it was super flattering they would even talk to me and secondly, they just listened to me, told me a little of their story, never comparing but just listening and reassuring me I was on the right track. One would think they could’veΒ  handed meΒ  the guidebook to stardom or success or whatever.Β  But they didn’t and I really think they knew I had to figure it out on my own in order to be successful and to appreciate all the steps it takes.

And one more cool thing..and okay, I might sound like I am flattering myself but today when I was sorting shows, which I’m not all that great at… but I am trying to get better, Mackenzie (one of our newest hires) says to me “You know I have never worked with my boss before.” I thought that was pretty cool of a thing to say and be said to.Β  The thing is, is at MJC we all do everything. Their is no hierarchy.Β  We all do emails, we all pack, sort, take out the garbage, stock shelves. David and I.Β  We all do it all and that is why I love my team. We really are all one.

Sorry for the messy post but my test is timed and my timer is up….

Cariann - August 19, 2010 - 5:23 pm

Love the pale purple Elaina and pink velour ruffs.
That was my daughter’s first MJ outfit…ahhh….
Good memories! (wish we still had it!!)

micah - August 18, 2010 - 3:16 pm

love love love the little spats in the last picture!! perfect!

Mdc - August 18, 2010 - 1:05 pm

Great story and advice! You work like a nurse (which is what I do), doing it all! I’m sure your employees appreciate your style of work more than you will ever know! The nurses all like the doctor who is willing to answer the phone and clean up a little after himself/herself the best. You’ve got a great thing going!

Belle - August 18, 2010 - 12:59 pm

Elaina, has been one of our favorite pieces.

Sophia's Mom - August 18, 2010 - 11:43 am

Great Story!! πŸ™‚ The song is by Kool in the Gang…its Johanna…I love you….your the one…the one for me….(music). Love the 80’s music!!

Amie - August 18, 2010 - 7:31 am

what a fun story! I am so glad the furniture route took you to the clothing route. Hope the test goes well girl!

boys4girls2 - August 18, 2010 - 7:28 am

Denise- Love how you always keep it REAL! I love that everyone does everything at MJC…I especially love when I call and a REAL person answers the phone. Thanks for all you do!

Erin "the Pancake Makers Mom" Spencer - August 18, 2010 - 6:37 am

Love it!! Love it all espeacially the Elaina and I’m proud to say that my little sweetpea has the aqua version. Unfortunately it is a little small now and has been reduced to play cloths (which usually dose not happen to MJC it gets cleaned, folded and put away nicely to await its second coming) but the sweetpea just loved the Elaina soooo much she couldn’t let it go!!! Anyway so excited to get our new Eliana that we can hardly wait!!!

Holly's Mama - August 17, 2010 - 11:23 pm

Your company is successful because you “do it all” as you say. It is so important for everyone to know the importance of all the jobs in a company. That way nobody thinks someone else’s job is less/more important the other person’s. It promotes a team environment. I only had one awesome boss like you who did everything and he never thought a job was beneath him. He was the best boss I ever worked with. I’m sure you are an awesome boss too! Keep up the good work!!!

sashadvm - August 17, 2010 - 10:22 pm

yeah! that top outfit is one of my favorites :)- and the ceelery goes so cute with the new ziggy leggings!

and speaking of elainas- you sooooo know what I am going to say- so I wont even say it- ha !!! I will eternally bug you till I have one.

Joleen - August 17, 2010 - 10:03 pm

I loved Homegrown. Can’t wait until my Field Trip order comes, soon I hope!

Brittney - August 17, 2010 - 9:29 pm

Book or not i think you are an amazing person and i think you have done so many amazing things, and i think you will keep doing amazing things, just keep going with that gut of yours πŸ™‚ And by the way i think it’s one of a kind that you all work together as one and that is so great, you trully are a blessed company πŸ™‚

MelissaG - August 17, 2010 - 9:14 pm

Oh, how I would love to have a brown Elaina. Sadly, this was before my discovering MJ. I didn’t find out about this WONDERFUL stuff until the Hotline collection.
As for the key to success, I agree, there is no handbook for that sort of thing. It is best learned through trial and error for one way does not fit every person. Of course, if you live, breathe and totally love what you do, as you do Denise, I think success comes a lot easier than you might think it would because your passion comes through in your work and people love, respect and appreciate that!

Sweetp6373 - August 17, 2010 - 8:56 pm

It’s “Joanna” by Kool and the Gang.

Farrar Lindner - August 17, 2010 - 8:54 pm

Man oh man—I took that test also to get out of a ticket and it was 2 days of my life I shall never get back. I remember learning a lot but still thinking….”Really? could they make this any more boring and stressful?” Then I thought…” Oh yeah, it’s punishment…if it was fun we’s all be TRYING to get tickets.” Good luck Denise, and may the force be with you!

lockr (Ramona) - August 17, 2010 - 8:26 pm

Homegrown was my first taste of MJC. I still hold a special place in my heart for all those goodies! Some of them I bought in every size because I love them so much. They are patiently waiting for their day in the spotlight!

Misty A - August 17, 2010 - 8:17 pm

Oh, how I wish I would have ordered and Elaina for my Mackenzie. Too cute!!! πŸ™‚ Great story!

Lisa M - August 17, 2010 - 8:07 pm

Oh how we love Elaina! She reigns supreme in our house πŸ™‚ I love how real you and David are… so wonderful that you are hands on and you dig in with your team… That is the sign of a GREAT leader!

Monika - August 17, 2010 - 7:49 pm

The celery elaina is still my fave… G still has it for this fall =). And that second pic you posted… I stared at it for hours a looooong time ago and ended up not ordering, because I was scared of the entire trunk show thing. By the time I was brave enough, it was sold out… ah, good old times.

Alison S - August 17, 2010 - 7:28 pm

You are so inspiring Denise, without even trying to be. πŸ™‚

dot+3 - August 17, 2010 - 7:25 pm

I learn more and more each day that the only real lessons in life are the ones we learn on our own, and there are no handbooks for the best lessons! Raising kids is like that–If you think you could write a handbook for rearing children… Think again…

Darlene, Mom to Four Princesses! - August 17, 2010 - 7:22 pm

Denise, I loved your post, you know, on a lot smaller scale I’m sure… my husband and I have a lawn and landscaping company… I homeschool the four girls… so not me as much, but my husband works right along side his guys. He never asks them to do something he hasn’t or wouldn’t do and I think that is why we have had the same guys (only 5) forever….I love your company and all the people behind it:0) Thanks for everything!!! Including our Blog prize!!! So thrilled and thankful!!!

just_megan - August 17, 2010 - 7:21 pm

Homegrown has always been my very fave, the Elaina’s were a huge part of that love, so I was SUPER excited to see that Elaina was making a comeback in Field Trip. I thought that the brown one was tween sizing, maybe? You got any of those hiding at 435? hehe Cant wait to see the next release and the new mama pieces!

Lil - August 17, 2010 - 6:49 pm

Wow i wrote a long, very long reply and it vanished so I guess it wasn’t meant to be.

Love to read your stories, you have and will always be a story teller. I hope one of the boys get that from you and carry it on, nothing better than a great story teller.

If you can take the written drivers test they are not near as tricky!

Thanks for the story.. I am now humming I love you in my head!
πŸ™‚ LOL

kaitlyn - August 17, 2010 - 6:30 pm

“Joanna, I love you…You’re the one, the one for me…” Wow, takes me back to my youth πŸ™‚

Elisabeth - August 17, 2010 - 6:29 pm

Good luck on the test Denise!

Emma's*Mommy - August 17, 2010 - 5:50 pm

enjoyed this post…thanks

Gran - August 17, 2010 - 5:28 pm

Soon after we discovered Matilda Jane clothes and realized that you were in Ft. Wayne I decided right then and there that the water in Ft. Wayne must have some extra “creative juices” in it. Matilda Jane and Vera Bradley in the same town.
Your business story is quite wonderful and I hope you will be able to maintain some of this unique spirit and (the right words are not coming but you know what I mean)………….as you grow.
It is a joy to read your blog entries.

J.Diddy - August 17, 2010 - 5:14 pm

wow, ok, u know i have been around the mjc clock, but i kinda gasp at the brown elaina. i have never seen that pic for some reason.

ANYWAYS. cool post. and yes, more elainas….forever and always

MJFAN - August 17, 2010 - 5:12 pm

You’re so awesome for keeping it real!
How I wish I knew Elaina when she was brown!!!
BTW: You’re Still the One by Hall N Oates!

Kelly - August 17, 2010 - 5:08 pm

It’s “Cherish” by Kool and the Gang!

Rachel Joy - August 17, 2010 - 5:05 pm

P.S. My gut tells me that if you were to start selling bags you would be a huge success! I love that bag that is pictured above!!!

Rachel Joy - August 17, 2010 - 5:04 pm

You know Denise, the great thing about your blog/writing is not that it is perfect–but that it makes sense and it comes from the heart. As a writer myself, I appreciate reading others’ work—there are many great poets, and great writers, but one thing that they cannot teach in college (or anywhere else) is how to write from your heart. It comes naturally to you, and that is why we love reading your words.
If there is one thing that I always trust, and that I always try to teach my kids, it’s to trust your gut. When you have a strong intuition it is quite wise to follow it! Your success is another example of how trusting your instincts and following your heart always leads you to great things!!

Tracy - August 17, 2010 - 4:58 pm

Joanna, I love you, you’re the one the one for me. Kool and the Gang and now that song will be in my head for days!!

Taira - August 17, 2010 - 4:53 pm

Just got my FT order today and I love it more that I did when I first laid eyes on it! The colors are fantastic for my girls…now if it could just get out of the 90’s!!! Probably be November before we can wear it….

Shannon - August 17, 2010 - 4:44 pm

Denise, you amaze me! Really you do. You wear your heart on your sleeve and it shows. I love it all and especially love the picture of the adorable little girl that belongs to Lisa. Thanks for being true to yourself and letting us enjoy sharing your dream.

christine - August 17, 2010 - 3:58 pm

Thank you for sharing your wonderful story. It always feels good when you can work next to your boss and feel that you are part of the team.

A little note

I got out of bed just in time to be at work by 7. It is now 8:39 and that is so not gonna happen. I had big plans of puling and sorting shows. It all came to an end when I checked my email only to find 20 other things to preoccupy my time with and one of them is that dang 4-hour online driving test so I don’t lose my license. I’ve got till the 18th. I am such a slacker!! So with that said I will end this quick note with a GOOD MORNING TO ALL.

I’ll do my best to hurry about and tell you about the Star Elaina and the things YOU do for love. Yes, I mean the love of Star. Seriously, I really love this top but always seem to forget about it and only have a zillion and half emails of pleading to bring her back I decided ya, I should listen. Sometimes,Β  I’m not a great listener when it’s not my idea.

Enjoy this gorgeous day!

MJC fan - August 17, 2010 - 8:13 am

thanks Libbi!

Aimee - August 17, 2010 - 8:06 am

Good luck on your driving test. I’ll share my special secret… Go by the bakery on the way and have bag of donuts, or better yet, donut holes and leave them on the seat for when the dmv guy gets into the car. By the time you get back to the car after waiting in line, the whole thing will smell like sweet goodness! He’ll be way more concerned with the treats than your driving, especially if you share! Good luck!

Libbi - August 16, 2010 - 1:28 pm

OMG!! Just came home to find a package on my door and it was my Field Trip order!! I am even more in love with it now then at my awesome trunkeepers open house! My oldest already had her whole outfit on asking if she can wear it tomorrow, unfortunately it will still be to hot to wear it for a little while. My middle daughter only got leggings in this order because she is getting a dress from the second line when it opens Sept 1st (cant wait for that either). Thanks for the cute pencils that were in the box, now my Madelyn can even write with MJ!!

MJC fan - August 16, 2010 - 10:54 am

Does anyone know the date of the second release for Field Trip? Need to find some cash! thanks

sashadvm - August 15, 2010 - 10:41 pm

Yes the ELAINA! And I still want my “mommy” version of this πŸ™‚

I know you are working on sprng…..would be a great item to add! like a cross between the true peasant and elaina? LOVE

Holly's Mama - August 15, 2010 - 1:43 pm

The Star Elaina is gorgeous in person! If we are requesting things I want some mommy TIGHTS from Matilda Jane. Your tights rock!!! I am tall so I need tall people tights πŸ˜‰ Also, more mommy and daughter matching dresses. I love wearing the original bluebird and the GB bluebird dresses and matching with Holly. In fact I have the GB one on today! Have an awesome day!

J.Diddy - August 15, 2010 - 12:40 pm

hey, jsut wanted to say that me and both girls wore the cher to church this morning. we got awwww’d and complimented so many times!

more matching mommy/girl pieces! πŸ˜€

Amber - August 15, 2010 - 9:37 am

Just had to renew mine too – but we can’t do it online here….Does this mean it’s your birthday soon – if so, Happy Birthday!

The new line is gorgeous!

Beautifulclothing - August 15, 2010 - 8:58 am

I LOVE those pants that Kayla has on. I want those.

Elisabeth - August 15, 2010 - 7:53 am

Good morning to you too!!! I didn’t get to see the clothes “in person” and missed that top. Now I wish I bought that one ~ but out of cash ~ LOL

Monika - August 15, 2010 - 7:23 am

Good morning to you too! I’ve been up since 3 am, dang jet-lag got the best of me yet again =). I’m so glad you brought Elaina back!! It sure is one of our favorite styles!

Lisa M - August 15, 2010 - 7:22 am

I procastinate on things like that too… so glad you brought the Elaina style back! Both Tiffany & Brittany flipped when they saw it (yes, we are still squeezing into our old celery Elaina, so I am happy we have a new one) Have a wonderful Sunday!

Farah - August 15, 2010 - 6:49 am

Good morning to you busy lady. Love love love those pants that Kayla is wearing!!
Driving license renewal what a head ache, I have to change my social security name and
then match the name on my driver license. Other wise I have to prove I’m my kids mother somehow!!!

Hillary - August 15, 2010 - 6:47 am

I live in Kansas and thankfully our driver’s liscense renewal tests are quick little 10 minute tests. Hmm…maybe that’s why we have so many bad driver’s here. Lol. I think it would easy to procrastinate on something like that. When you work as hard as you do, I’m sure the last thing you want to do with your free time is sit down and hassle with that. But I wish you the best of luck. You’ll do great.

lockr (Ramona) - August 15, 2010 - 6:27 am

I wouldn’t want to take that driver’s test either!!!!!! Today is going to be a great day. I have cafeteria knots coming tomorrow and some Field Trip goodies coming soon. Then, it’s back to school = back to work. It’s strange…..I’ve been buying MJC since Homegrown and I don’t think I’ve ever emailed you Denise. I’ll have to think of something good to tell you.

janeb - August 15, 2010 - 6:26 am

Thankfully the heat wave broke! I had to take the drivers test too one year when my first born was an infant. The driver’s test driving with the cranky lady and her clipboard! Unreal. You can do this thing! Love the Star too with everything!