Yesterday was an absolutely crazy day!! I woke up yesterday morning with a huge list of things to do and I was realy panicking about getting everything done. It was my goal to have all the paperwork done and in the mail on its way to the agency by 5:00 last night.
So Shawn took the afternoon of work, we sent the kids to a friends house after they got home from their shortened day at school (yesterday was the last day of school), and we got to work. We sat at the dining room table and filled out paperwork for two solid hours. We managed to make it through the triplicate I864 forms, thank goodness!!
By 4:00 we were running to the bank to have a whole pile of things notorized and by 4:30 we were at Fedex putting it all in a big envelope and overnighting it our agency in Washington. YAY!! We were really proud of ourselves because for a while we didn't think it was going to be possible to get it all done.
As soon as we got back from Fedex we picked up the boys, ran home and threw some clothes in a bag and got back out the door to make the hour long drive into the mountains to spend the weekend in a friends cabin.
So that brings me to todays story. I have two good friends that go to my church and live around the corner from me. We've been friends for about four years. We all have young kids who are about the same age and our husbands all get along really well. Our families really enjoy spending time together.
One of the families has a cabin up in the mountains in the same little town where we've rented cabins in the past. A few weeks ago, before we knew how busy we were going to be this week, they invited us and the other family to spend the weekend at the cabin with them. I've been looking forward to it, but I think it would have been easier had we not been running around like chickens with our heads cut off with the paperwork yesterday!
Anyway, I'm writing to you from the cabin. Once I calmed down from the crazy day and we got the the cabin I was in a much more relaxed mood and ready to enjoy the weekend. We're having a really great time! It's a beautiful three story cabin in the middle of the woods, so there's plenty of room for all of us. The kids are all having a ball playing together, the men rode their ATV this morning and the girls have had a good time sitting and giggling. :) Last night once we had the kids in bed the adults stayed up until midnight eating junk food and playing games. We played a Scrabble type game and Shawn and I are the reigning champions. Wooho!
I was looking around at everyone today as we were all having hot dogs for lunch and I just had this moment of gratitude for such wonderful friends. Everyone was laughing and talking and it was a pefect moment. For a while this week I wasn't sure if I really wanted to come up here this weekend because I was so incredibly overwhelmed with everything that is going on right now, but I'm so glad that I did. This afternoon we're going to take all the kids down to the river to skip rocks, we're going to go to the little store in town to have ice cream and tonight we're going to roast marshmallows. It's really been a perfect weekend.
Tomorrow we're going home and I've got another long list of things that need to be done when I get there, but for now I'm enjoying the forest and the friends and the fresh air. This is really just a perfect day.