Another Friday is here - it's amazing how quickly they are arriving these days! I've missed the last couple of weeks, but am ready to get some closure on this week, by joining in with Madeline Bea!
Reality: Our washing machine has been on it's last legs for a good long while. We were hoping it would hang in there until Christmas (when we could score an awesome Boxing Day Sale), but it gave up the ghost this week. It blew a seal, and leaked grease all over a load (even more annoying - the load in the machine at the time held our white shower curtain, a pair of shoes and Liam's crib sheets. Groan.).
Blessing: Even though it wasn't in the plan, we were still able to get a new washing machine. It's an efficient, front loading one (with a wool setting - very important), which makes my crunchy heart happy. Even better, it's Bahama Blue - oh so pretty. Maybe I should paint the laundry room to match?
Reality: We're busy getting ready for our Williams Family Adventure this July - a road trip to Ontario, to see Stuart's family, with a stop in Manitoba to see mine, too. While I'm excited at the idea, the reality of 8 long travelling days with the kids was a little less thrilling.
Blessing: Enter Stuart, the Wonder Husband! He noticed that there was an airline seat sale, and booked tickets for me, Katie, Gwenyth & Liam to fly to Winnipeg a few days before we were scheduled to leave. (Brian can't come, because he has Squirt camp at our local Bible Camp. He doesn't mind that he's being left behind, since he gets to go to camp, and then have two days of "guy time" with Stuart while they drive to Winnipeg together.) We'll hang out with my mom for a long weekend, and the boys will pick us up to head on to Ontario. I'm sooo happy - I haven't had any quality time with my mom for a couple of years, and I miss her terribly. I can hardly wait - extra days with my mom, and two less driving days with the kids? Priceless!