Did you know that money falls from the sky in Aldergrove???

Well, neither did we, but it is OPRAH you know...anything is possible! :)

Well, here we are...100 families all living in the same community and did we know anyone??? NO! That was sad and shocking. We really had no idea what to expect but we made the commitment so here we go....

Week one - Find HIDDEN MONEY in your home. Max and I had fun with this one and searched high and low, under cushions and in pockets. We took the bottles in and rolled up our pennies! $275.00 worth of hidden money was found in our home. $275.00 which Max and I spent quality time together rolling, rolling and rolling, just to have Mike and Laurel unroll it all to go into the coin counters!!!! (Lucky I worked this day!!)

And just in case you missed it, they saved the best for last,

here we are near the end of the program.

Week one - Live CASH ONLY! Yes, we really did hand in our credit cards, but that was alright with us as we try to live cash only anyways with the exception of business.

Our family watched the first episode of Million Dollar Neighbourhood with our new friends that we met through the show, The Penner Family! Our families get along wonderfully and this friendship was truly one of the unexpected "gifts" from the show!

Our families gathered together early to make cake pops for after the show!!

Teresa had made special STAR cookies with every one's name on them!

After all...we are ALL stars!!

The BIG screen was up and ready for an early showing of the Million Dollar Neighbourhood...

this way we could watch it again at 8pm! (hehe)

We even dined with Million Dollar Money all around us!!!

Oh look...here we are again!!!

Week one - The HIDDEN MONEY MARKET was a very hot day and I was at work this day, so Mike and Laurel spent the whole day in the park learning to save money. Sadly, H&R Block could not find us any "Hidden Money" but they sure did an amazing job for some of the families and we were all so excited for them!

The biggest thing we learned from this first week was that no matter how organized you think your financial paperwork is in...it can always be better! Mike and I are always looking for ways to save money and we always try to keep our paperwork in some kind of order but yet when in comes time to creating a net worth statement, it seemed like nothing was where it was supposed to be! Gathering our paperwork was not easy and only the first of many challenges to come!


Tune in for a Sneak Peek at Episode #2 here!

See you Sunday!