Thursday, July 17, 2008

5 days and counting!

In five very short and fun-filled days (typed sarcastically!), we will be departing for Vienna, Austria. I have no financial update, and that's OK... I have a peace that it will all come in. I do have a domestic update, however.... living room is half full (of "stuff" we are packing Saturday night), dining room is full (of wedding invitation envelopes I'm calligraphying for someone - over 250....), kitchen is only semi-functioning because nobody seems to have the time to fix it, laundry room is fully loaded. I still don't even have our suitcases up from the basement, so we're not in "full steam ahead" mode quite yet. I imagine that will happen after.... the swim meet.

Yup, we're crazy. Why are we even bothering? Well, for starters, we need to do something as a family before we go. We'll do the swim meet Saturday and then Kung Fu Panda on Sunday, because I can see our fuses are short with our children! We need to regain some semblance of family unity before we travel with 22 other people on a missions trip. Also, it will be T's only competitive swim meet he can attend this year - and I think he needs to experience that! I think he'll be proud of the girls and it will be a good breather for him.

Today, I have this amazing babysitter/housesitter/dogsitter/friend who has taken the girls to the JumpZone for the afternoon - she is amazing. I'm completely indebted to her. I'm going to take a little break from putting together some activity books for Hungary and get some more work done on those wedding invitations so I can hopefully get them out of this house before our packing party Saturday night, when all mayhem breaks loose on my house!


If you're in the area and want to join us, we're at Maggie Moo's this evening for our last Hungary fundraiser, because yes, we are all about ice cream on this team!!

6:30 - 8

Be there or be round (like a scoop of ice cream!... get it?)

Maple Lawn Farms

And not to scare you off, but they are letting us scoop the ice cream! ;-)

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Aaaack! Don't you love those 7 MILLION last minute things before a trip?!

Don't forget to breathe! :-) And if I don't talk to you before you go...have a wonderful trip!