Saturday, August 25, 2012

Local Consignment Sales - Fall 2012

I've started assembling a list of local consignment sales for Fall 2012. If you know of one that I am missing, please let me know in the comments, and I will add it to the list!

Spring Chicken Sale
August 17-18
Havertown, PA

Cozy Tots
August 24-26
Bryn Athyn, PA

Bitty Bee's
August 25-26
Kimberton, PA

Just Between Friends - Lower Bucks
September 6-9
Feasterville, PA

The Clothing Tree
September 7-9
Allentown, PA

Simply Kids
September 7-8
Pottstown, PA

Growing Express
September 8
Ambler, PA

Just Between Friends - Western Mainline
September 13-15
Oaks, PA

L'il Angels
September 14-16
Bensalem, PA

Mainline MOMs
September 15
Drexel Hill, PA

Branch Creek MOPS Mom2Mom Consignment Sale
September 15
Harleysville, PA

The Clothing Tree
September 21-23
Quakertown, PA

Chester County MOMs
September 22
Downingtown, PA

Mother's Market
September 22
Calvary Church, Souderton, PA

Just Between Friends - West Chester/Media
September 22-23
Glen Mills, PA

WeeUsables Children's Consignment Event
September 27-29
Lancaster, PA

Just Between Friends - Reading
September 27-29
Reading, PA

L'il Angels
September 28-30
Northeast Philadelphia, PA

Valley Forge MOTTC
September 29
Oaks, PA

Smart Moms Sale
September 29-30
Eagleville, PA

The Clothing Tree
October 5-7
Wind Gap, PA

St. Luke's UCC MOPS
October 5-6
Trappe, PA

All Children's Sale
October 5-6
Wayne, PA

Best Dressed for Less
October 5-7
Burlington, NJ

Bucks-Mont MOMs
October 6
Lansdale, PA

Mommy Market @ UGFD
October 13
Lansdale, PA

Kool Kids
October 19-21
Morrisville, PA

Just Kids Stuff Yard Sale
October 20
Eagleville, PA

West Philly Grows Again
October 20
Philadelphia, PA

WeeUsables Children's Consignment Event
October 26-27
York, PA

Just 4 Kids
November 2-4
Maple Shade, NJ

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

More Wakeman Family Quotes

I just posted quotes yesterday, and already I have enough to post again! I think this might be Dorothy's first appearance in a quotation post. My girls sure are a lot of fun.

JA: Valerie, guess who just peed in the potty!
V: Who?
JA: Guess!
V: Dorothy?
JA: Yes!
V: Hooray! She can be the next student in my potty school!

V: Dorothy, are you done?
D: No, I Dody!

V: Look at my yellow monkey!
JA: Wow, I never saw a yellow monkey before!
V: Actually, ephemeral orangutans are yellow.

V: (playing with playdough) And then Jesus crushed the volcano!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

More Recent Valerie Quotes

"His name is Jake. But we call him Jakie-Bear for long."

"This is how you fix a car: God fixes a car."

"Which is scariest? Dragon, butterfly, or bear?"

Monday, August 20, 2012

Where I am right now

I deactivated Facebook about a month ago. I feel compelled to write something explaining this decision, but there are so many things all tied up together in it, and I can't seem to wrap my head around it all to compose a coherent blog post about it.

Camp Meeting this year changed my life. I wasn't expecting it to. I wasn't expecting an altar call to send me down this path. Sanctification. Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Theological concepts I have kept at arms length for my 30 years of Christian faith, and inhaled all at once when something finally clicked for me.

Tearing down the high places in my life. Prioritizing, and scheduling (which feels like a four-letter word to my spontaneous heart, but is proving to be genuinely liberating). I thought I knew what I was doing after 30 years of this, but suddenly, I feel like a newborn Christian. Scrambling to figure out how it all fits together. Groaning under the weight of the responsibility of two more souls. Failing daily.

Facebook is the social equivalent of snacking all day, rather than eating three square meals.* I'm yearning for depth. Looking for meat and potatoes in my friendships. Quality over quantity.

And under and through all of this is a recurring thread: The value of unexpressed thoughts. "But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart." (Luke 2:19) Letting thoughts simmer and develop completely. I wasn't sure I wanted to, needed to, or even should blog about this. Because I'm still working through it all, and it's not fully cooked yet.

I have reread this post a dozen times, and have written three different concluding paragraphs, all of which I have deleted. I don't think it's possible for me to be satisfied with this post, so I'm just going to leave it at this. Imperfect, and unpolished - an excellent representation of my current state.



*Google+ is an all-you-can-eat olive bar.