Jenna’s New Backpack


Kirsten at L. L. Bean

Jenna’s backpack has holes in the bottom through which even the largest object can apparently disappear. It was time for a new one. Kirsten and I drove to Freeport soon after the bus picked up the girls. It was a fun morning at one of our favorite stores. We purchased the new backpack at a significant discount at the Outlet Store. A kind woman, Gina, was nice enough to break with policy and cut out the old monogram. Otherwise, Jenna would have had to be known simply as “Kristi”. The hour we were told it would take to pick out the old monogram and stitch in “Jenna” only lasted fifteen minutes. Kirsten and I talked while we roamed around the L. L. Bean campus and played with the oh-so-innovative snowball makers.

Jenna loves her new backpack. She gave us huge hugs and thanked us profusely.


Jenna’s new backpack

In the vestibule of the main store there was a large “replica” of Portland Head Light made out of gingerbread and other delicious-looking candies and sweets. They also had a backdrop for photography they do on Saturdays and Sundays. I had Kirsten pose in front of the winter scene. When the girls got home I showed them the image in the camera and told them we drove a long way to be in the snow. They were quite suprised. The looks on their faces were priceless. Skye was sure I had Photoshopped in the background until I reminded her the pictures were still in the camera. :)

6 thoughts on “Jenna’s New Backpack”

  1. LOL, Skye knows you well with the photoshopping though doesn’t she?
    Those backpacks are great, and you only buy ONE. The rest are free with L.L. Bean’s lifetime guarantee. I went through 3 or 4 of those bags and when the zippers broke, we brought them to the store and they were replaced for free. What a great store.

  2. Fun times! Someday I will be able to send ALL the kids off to school and have time to spend with …other adults :) But I guess that’s at least five and a half years from now. Oh well. I am glad that you get to do that together.

  3. How clever of you, Jason! L.L. Bean does have a great return policy, I have to agree.

    We do enjoy these opportunities we have to spend time together. Activities that are normally ordinary or mundane become meaningful and enjoyable.

  4. That would have been priceless to see their faces when showing them the picture of Kirsten in the snow.

  5. You’re lucky you got to go to the snow. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. I love you. I like the new backpack. It’s cool.

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