Friday, February 29, 2008

Missing Jake...

Every year there is a stir of excitement in the Jensen home as we await the arrival of our R.E.I. dividends. We anxiously check the mail everyday dreaming of our mini shopping spree to come. Well, this week it happened. Trent called from work on Wednesday to say that our dividend was ready to be used! When Trent got home we packed everyone up, yes everyone, and drove out to R.E.I.. The excitement soon faded about 2 minutes into the store. I don't know why we thought we could actually get some shopping done with our 5 kids. They were hiding in the clothes rack, touching everything on the shelves, and jumping off the little rock shoe tester. So, not the best time we have had at R.E.I., but it was set up for disappointment from the beginning. Not because of our kids, but because our long time shopping partner, Jake, was not there to enjoy it with us. But our kids were thinking of him, because they thought every mannequin was Jake! We will have to save the rest of our dividend to spend when he comes back. It just wasn't the same without you Jake!!

The boys were pretty excited about the swimsuits they found!

6 comments:

Bennifer said...

Whenever I take Daxton shopping at a store with mannequins, he tries to carress their legs or hold their hands. It's really embarrassing! I'm not really sure why he does it. Anyway, Ben's a nut about his REI dividends too! He misses that store, and I have to hide the catalogs when they come in the mail so that he doesn't go into a depression.

Luke & Kimmy said...

Yes! we got ours as well and we will be able to buy a pair of socks and a power bar!!!! Sweet!! In your face!
-luke

JamieN said...

What are REI dividends? Just kidding! Maybe we'd love REI as well if we ever ventured outside our house.

Jacob Jensen said...

I am flattered!!! Obviously you are training your kids well such that when they see a mannequin dressed in REI garb, they think of me - AWESOME! Thank you for the thoughtful post. I too miss you. Maybe if I had been there (another adult) the trip would have been more manageable.

Brittany and Kelly said...

I don't know how you manage to get anything done with all those kids!!! You amaze me.

scharee said...

i love the suits! if you're like me, you're dying for summer so you can get out and use them!!