However, husband and I have been busy with family all weekend, viewing a house over the weekend, and supervising children and having a 40th b-day at our home. No.. definitely NOT ME. It was my BIL. Today, they've gone home and I'm rushing around the house trying to get it ready for my friend to come and babysit the kids tomorrow.
We have finally decided on a B&B in a nearby picturesque City and plan to leave tomorrow afternoon. However, it seems that there's more work just to go away than to take the kids with us. Laundry to be done, meals to be prepared and house to be cleaned. Especially since I can't just throw it all in my bedroom. They are afterall going to have to sleep somewhere.
Anyways, it's a major deal for my friend to come and do this for us. I am very lucky to have such a unselfish friend who is so willing to come and look after my kids for 3 days so we can get away. I am so going to owe her a trip to the spa after this. She is the next best person to grandparents to leave with my kids.
It's pretty tough to ask people to do such big favours but she just jumps up and volunteers. She's the kind of person that's always the first to drop by a meal when you've had a baby or offers to come and clean your house or help you pack while you're moving. If she can swing it, she will do it. Amazing. Unfortunately I don't feel that I've been able to be as supportive as she is to me. Usually, I'm limited to what I can do for her because of the children. I don't have that same flexibility that she has.
So we're off tomorrow afternoon. I may or may not blog while we're away. I'll have to see. WE're not planning on doing a lot of walking because my feet are so bad right now so we may stay in a lot. I will definitely try and post pictures when we get back though.
Have a great week all!