A Weekend from Our Weekend

Ever have such a busy but productive weekend that when you wake up Monday morning to get ready for work, you feel exhausted and wish you could have another weekend?  That’s basically the type of weekend we had.

Friday was the first night of our co-ed volleyball.  Jason and I have been playing co-ed sand volleyball with our friends since the summer of 2007.  It’s a great opportunity for us to hangout with our friends at least once a week and catch up with life.  I will admit, though, that I do not look forward to the first couple weeks of volleyball due to the fact it’s usually cold and the sand is freezing.  We definitely don’t play our best, not only because of the cold, but also because it’s been several months since the last season ended so we’re a bit rusty.  For being the first week of the season, we did end up winning 1 of our 3 games! So that’s not too bad!

Saturday was our busy and exhausting day.  I was able to have a girls breakfast with a close friend and then another friend joined us to hangout and watch a documentary with us.  It was so nice to be able to reconnect and talk about the topic of the documentary (the connection of abortion and breast cancer at http://hushfilm.com/).  After this get together, Jason and I picked up the Uhaul we rented and headed on over to a local church that was generous enough to donate a ton of items to our fundraiser/rummage sale.  This church hosted a rummage sale of their own and decided to donate anything that did not sell to our rummage sale.  We were able to fill up a 10-foot Uhaul, a trailer, and a truck.  We thank this church very much and also thank my coworker and her husband for donating their time to help us move all these items!  We were able to do all this moving in 2-1/2 hours, literally right before we got hammered with a ton of rain.  Jason’s legs throbbed and my arms killed.  We worked muscles we didn’t know we had! haha  We were a bit too tired and lazy to make dinner, so we stopped over to my best friends parents restaurant for some delicious Chinese food.  It was great being able to start the day with friends and end the day with more friends.

We’ve been down to one vehicle since our second vehicle’s battery died.  A few weeks ago we stopped by a neighbor’s house up the street since we noticed he and his dad are always working on cars, and we asked if he would be willing to check out our car to see what needed fixing.  He was nice enough to stop by this past Sunday to check things out.  He changed the battery and a couple other things and now we have a running vehicle!  Jason’s been smiling ever since. haha He’s been missing his “baby” and cannot wait to drive the car around.  But first, we have to fix a flat tire, fill up the other tires, take the car in for admissions test, get an oil change, and eventually fix a couple other issues on the car.  Our neighbor did an incredible job and said he’d come back to fix the other issues that need to be fixed.

After the car was up and running, we had to run over to a friend’s place to pick up a few more donations.  Again, working muscles we didn’t know we had. haha

We are so beyond thankful for everyone’s generosity.  I have been so anxious about this long to-do list, but it’s so great that everything is kind of falling into place and slowly getting checked off our list.

Speaking of generosity.  Those that follow us on Facebook, already know this story, but I wanted to share with everyone else.  Friday after work we pulled into our driveway and we noticed this very large box sitting on our friend patio.  Jason and I looked at each other saying, “I didn’t order anything. Did you?”.  I ran out of the car and checked the box.  Sure enough, it had my name on the box.  Still having no clue what it was and who it was from, I dragged the box inside.  Again, checking the label for a name, still my name but no other name on the box.  Opened the box to find another box.  Nope, no other name beside mine still.  Open the next box and I see a box for Instant Pot!  I have been wanting an Instant Pot for the longest time.  I am one of those weirdos that actually sits through the whole infomercial for this product with my mouth wide open in “wow” mode. haha  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out this link (http://instantpot.com/). Seriously, it’s amazing! Well, after sitting there checking out the box and trying to figure out who sent this to us, a light went off in my head.  I had an idea of who our mystery gift giver was.  I quickly messaged her on Facebook explaining how I figured out it was her.  Waiting patiently for her response, going through previous conversations.  Finally my phone notification goes off with a response of “Yes”.  A perfect stranger who I met while searching for vendors for our Fundraising event and recently became friends with over Facebook, decided to surprise us with this gift.  She said she was debating about giving a money donation on our fundraising page or giving us this gift.  She decided with this gift and said we can use it to make our future family some yummy and quick meals.  We thank this new friend so much for this very generous gift!  It was a huge surprise, and I cannot wait to start using this Instant Pot!


All in all, I would say it was a very successful and productive weekend.  Now we look forward to the week to come. 🙂