Thursday, November 02, 2006

Well, it finally happened...

I've allowed myself to get excited about the adoption. I mean, really, truly excited. Even though we're ages away from it becoming a reality, I know it's going to happen. Let me backtrack a little...

Josh and I were talking this morning about how we wanted to start setting some money aside for when we eventually travel. We agreed that we'd put X amount into a bank account every week from now until we get our referral. This way, we'll have our donation money and travel money already set aside.

We also agreed that whenever we get a loonie or a twonie/toonie in our change, we'd put it in a jar. We used to do this ages ago to save up money for various things. Well anyways, we haven't used the jar in ages and I never noticed what it says on the jar before. "Daddy's penny jar". How weird/ironic that we started talking about this today and that that's what the jar says?!

When I was out and about on the weekend I went to Michael's to look for maple leaf stickers. I figure if we're going with Little Maple for the blog's name, I may as well get kitchy little stickers to go with the theme. ;)

So I adorned the jar and added our first contributions to the jar this evening.

Ahhh, I'm in a happy place.

10 comments:

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Thats a really great idea, we have a jar too but we empty it when it gets half way because it is enormous and then we blow the money on a weekend a way or something.

Your blog is gorgeous.

Kathy and Joel said...

It's fun to allow yourself to be excited and to start making concrete plans for your "little maple". I'm on a downswing lately and haven't been able to be that excited, but I know it's temporary and has more to do with the glooomy fall and massive heaps of work than anything else.

Connie said...

Collect on chick-a-dee! Cute jar :0)

Broanie said...

Now remind me to pester you about filling up that jar ;)

Doris & Dan Clark said...

Great idea! Going to start one!

Keep smilin!

Natolino said...

Good for you!
We started doing the same (minus the cool jar)!!
A great idea!
It's amazing how much money you can save on just change!
....that and it's convenient when you need to dip in for a Second Cup run!!

Mark & Michelle said...

We too have a 'bank' that we are saving for our trip - we made sure we got one that we would have to cut open so we were not tempted to dip into it!!

Kristine and Shawn said...

We have a jar too!!! It is a huge pickle jar that is half full. I read somewhere that because they want "crisp" American money, one woman went to the bank and withdrew a pristine $100 bill each paycheck. A really painless way to save and an easy way to accumulate the "right" kind of bills. Now, we have to shopping for a safe...

Melissa said...

I have just got to tell you - you have the prettiest blog. Love the colors.

Rhonda said...

Thanks, but I can't take the credit for it. Heather (diggingaholetochina.blogspot.com)created the layout for me. :)