In November of 2008 I was 7 months pregnant with our son, Henry and enjoying my job at Harolds. We had just promoted a new GM and I was his eager Assistant Manager. Jack and I were very excited about a "new Leawood Harolds", all of that changed on November 7 when we received that dreaded conference call that several in the american workforce has received. Harolds filed bankruptcy, wow talk about a punch in the gut. After my first initial breakdown, we took it in stride and all on the Leawood team stayed till the last day and on January 18th we locked the doors for the last time. One week later on January 26th we delivered our 2nd son, Henry.
I decided with my husband, Patrick that I would stay home for a while. I was so looking forward to the time with Cameron, our 5 year old and Henry. My how your mind wanders, I started thinking "how can I save money during these hard economic times?". I started searching online, reading magazines and talking to others. One of the first thoughts we shared was to plant a garden.
Cameron was the inspiration for that, he loves "GiGi's farm" in Newton, Kansas. (The windmill phote is from the family farm in Newton). Cameron decided that he was going to raise pumpkins to give to the neighbors. Oh the eager mind of a 5 year old and so after Halloween our adventure began, he took his pumpkin to the side yard and he and daddy broken them up so he could start his first pumpkin crop. A couple of weeks ago, Cameron and I were cutting Lilacs of the bush and discovered the "fruits of his labor" had come to fruition. Low and behold his pumpkins were growing....he was delighted and had to run in and call Daddy right away at work. At that point I truly realized that is was the simple things in life that really matter. Wouldn't it be nice if we could all look at life through the eyes of a child?