I'm sooo happy to have this weekend over. All month I've been dreading it. Not because I didn't want to help out with the Springfest, but because the combination of that, the garage sale, my 2 jobs, and 5 kids just seemed a bit overwhelming.
The garage sale was a huge success! We made more than I even hoped for which will be great to add to our savings for the adoption. We have only a few larger items left, but for the most part sold it all. That is unbelieveable to me considering how much stuff we had. I am so grateful to all our friends and family for the things they gave us. What a blessing they all are to just give like that. It makes them all a part of this whole adoption process.
This is how it looked on Thur. morning....
I wish I would have taken a picture of it by Sat. afternoon....it was just a skeleton of this.
On Friday, I was a bit nervous as to how I was going to do daycare and a garage sale at the same time. Jay had taken Thurs. off to help, but when his mom got sick and couldn't come on Friday....I knew it would be interesting. Annie came over by 11am and stayed for til about 3pm so that helped a ton. The boys were all off of school because of the Springfest, and that ended up working out to my advantage. Just as I was heading into the house to get lunch ready for the kids.....Tyler, Timmy, and Trae had it already made and set. Awwww....that was the sweetest thing ever!
They made a very healthy lunch of ravioli, tortilla chips, applesauce, and fruit snacks. HA! It was so sweet.....although I'm not sure I can claim it on my food program. :)
There is one downside to having 3 boys fix lunch for you.....
It's all good though...cuz they cleaned it all up.
For Epiphany's Springfest this year, we were asked to co-chair the volunteer effort. This is a huge undertaking as the entire thing (except the carnival rides) is run by hundreds of volunteers. We spent the 3 weekends prior to this one setting up for and getting ppl to sign up after all the masses. Then this weekend we spent every waking moment there at the volunteer tent checking people in and out...getting their name tags, directing people that showed up to help but hadn't signed up for anything. We actually found out something interesting this weekend. Turns out that once you volunteer for a co-chair position....you commit to 2 more years as the CHAIR of that division. Sooooo.....the 2 women who chaired this year are hanging it up and handing it over to us. They even gave us the boxes of stuff for next year when we left yesterday. Um...okay? I don't mind....I really don't. But for us to commit to ANYTHING that is a year away, right now, is not realistic. We just don't know where we'll be this time next year....China, maybe? I guess we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.
I'm going to breathe a bit today and go to mom's and to the park with the kids. I should be here getting the house ready for this weekend when Leroy and Lil are coming, but I can do that tonight.