Monday, March 29, 2010

this little piggy...



This little piggy was found in a Mexico market.
This little piggy came to our home.
This little piggy has been collecting money.
This little piggy is about to be broke...
And cry "Wee, Wee, Wee, Wee"
All the way to the bank.

While on our honeymoon in Mexico (nearly 10 years ago) Mitch and I purchased this piggy bank. The only way to get the mulah out is to break it. We are getting ready to go on a little vacay with the fam, and decided it is time to break the bank, literally.

The anticipation of how much is inside the pig has created yet another healthy competition between me and my guy. We've made a bet, and the winner gets "anything they want."
The closest without going over wins!!
Katie's guess...$500
Mitch's guess...$0.03

One week from today we will do the deed. Until then, this pig will be accepting silver donations. So clean out your pockets, couches, and cars to contribute to the cause!

4.5.10
Breaking news...
only $190!
I totally lost. Mitch won, and he picked a surfing trip to Costa with the fam. In a way, I feel like I won. The trip won't take place anytime soon, but that's ok b/c it gives us something to look forward to for the next umpteen years or so.
The only reason I guessed so high was b/c Mitch and I remember putting in big bills, like $100. We remembered wrong. The biggest bill was $20. Maybe that felt like $100 when we put it in?

You should also know that we only put money in this pig for about 4 years. The pig was tucked away in a hiding spot, and not used as often as it should have been. Regrets, regrets. Now we need a new pig, it's time to save for Costa Rica!

11 happy thoughts:

Miranda said...

I can't wait to hear how much the little piggy is holding ransom. I bet it's a lot!

Where are you going on your vacay???

I miss you! Sure love ya.

Amylee said...

That pig is entirely too cute to break. I vote you just rob a real bank. It's insured, right?

Joidee Gappmayer said...

Seriously that pig really is super cute! You will have to find another piggy on this vacation to start saving for your next. :) I am calling there is $673 in it. Don't we all get to guess too and get whatever we want? JK. :) I am so excited for you! See you on Mon.

Ben and Heidi said...

The important thing is that there's MONEY in there! It's all an added bonus, since it's not part of the budget, right?

katie said...

Joidee~I love it! If you get it right on, you totally get whatever you want.
Anyone is welcome to join the guessing game.

Marcae said...

Ooohhh...the suspense is killing me. I hope there is a whole lotta dough in that cute little piggy.

Cathy said...

How in the world can 500$ fit into that cute little piggy bank--i am totally stoked when I roll the money that Mikey takes out of his pocket every day and leaves on the dresser and I put it in a bucket and after a long time and the bucket is filled there's 120$ in it and my bucket looks bigger than your cute little piggie. By the way-we are voting for you to come to Napa!!

Amanda said...

Oooooh, Fun! Hope it adds up to some insane amount!

Laura said...

Family trip to Costa Rica sounds awesome. We are saving for a family trip to Hawaii so we can avoid the additional expense of four more passports. It will be a while though...

Brittani said...

sooo exciting! how fun for you guys!

Pete and Mare said...

Hey you! I hope you know I think of you often. I love your cute blog. Costa Rica sounds soooo fun! What a fun way to save! We need a piggy bank from Mexico too. lol We used to do things yearly, but now after Haiti I dream of serving in Haiti and then cruising around the islands afterwards. Someday it will happen. We love you guys! : ) ~ Mare