Sunday, August 1, 2010

chaos, laundry and more chaos!

can i talk to you about what's going on in my house this week? we're getting ready to leave for vacation! we leave next weekend for eight days in myrtle beach! but that's not all... my kids start school four days after we return. do you realize the significance of that? that means i have to have all the back to school stuff done before we leave. so this weekend i went to walmart for our weekly groceries, school supplies for three kids, vacation supplies for seven people and gifts for two birthdays. seriously. i had a three page list. no joke. but i am proud to say that all of those things are accomplished! two hours, three stores and $250 later! i can't even fathom what it's going to be like getting five kids ready to start school. so the supplies are bought, the uniforms are washed and organized and everything is ready to go. now i have to pack. for everyone. holy moly. i have lists everywhere and i can't sleep at night because my mind is racing. it doesn't help that we have appointments all week on top of it. today theMr took the four older kids to his parents to swim and planned for me to meet him there when esme woke from her nap. while she was sleeping i was able to sneak in a little nap myself. so very needed! so i'm doing load after load of laundry and trying to figure out what everyone will need and how to fit it all in a minivan! also the bean's birthday will fall in the middle of our trip so we'll celebrate that too! so many details, so little time!!


Sassy said...

You and I are in the same boat girlfriend!

We are actaully in MI for a week right now. When we get back, I will have two weeks before school starts and three (hopefully) before the baby is born! Plus, Olivia's b-day party, a baby shower, and about a dozen appointments in between.

Hectic, hectic!

But you are like super woman so you can pull it off! ;)

Have fun on vacay if I don't talk to you before you leave. :)

Susan said...

I LOVE Myrtle beach!! My husband and I went there almost 7 years ago... Before children. LOL! I live 20 mins away from VA. Beach so it wasn't even the beach part that I liked so much. It's just the area in general.

Good luck getting every one together and ready!! Have fun on vacation, and hopefully you'll get to relax some!! =)

Carol said...

Wow, you are busy, but hopefully when you are on your vacation you will finally be able to relax!