Saturday, August 18, 2007

Awesome friends & lots of fun
As each day passes by, I am that much more thankful for the awesome friends that I've made here. A couple of weeks ago, I thought that (once again) I would need to go back to work full time. With the estimation of attorney's fees in the lawsuit & everything else that was going on, our finances were looking grim. I asked some friends for daycare recommendations, so I could take my time & find the right one instead of putting it off until the very last minute when it became an emergency situation.

Right away, three friends stepped up & said that they would watch Logan in their homes at a fair price. One of them even suggested trading sitting services for personal training. I was very touched. This was the best option that I could have hoped for. Fortunately, Bill was offered a promotion last week where his pay raise would be equivalent to what I would bring home if I went back to work. Even though we didn't have to make this decision, it was so nice to have so many friends offer support.

Then at the beginning of this last week, I got an email from a friend who is a massage therapist. She said that someone in The Club bought me an hour massage with her. This was so nice, I cried. I asked her who this awesome friend was & she said that my photographer/workout partner friend did. With all of the stress I've been going through lately, she thought it would be a nice way to relax. I was so thankful, because I really did need to de-stress.

This morning I went in for my massage & had a great time. My massage friend is going to start working out with me now too. We worked a deal where I will get a massage once a week & we'll workout twice a week so she would only pay half price for the training. It's a great situation.

To make the day even better, after my massage Bill, Logan & I went to a local festival for some afternoon fun. We met up with some of Bill's friends from the gym & ate festival food. It rained (down poured) so we couldn't ride any rides (& Logan didn't meet the height requirement either). It was kind of boring. We headed to Ben & Jerry's (my favorite of all ice cream) & let Logan run around for a while.
He got to sit in the little car & we took pictures again (we have 6, 12 & now 18 month pictures in the car). Then he ran around like a crazy kid (from a sugar high, I'm sure), making so many people laugh. Then he found some puddles. He ran & ran & ran through these puddles. It was the best day a little boy could have dreamed of. As he ran back & forth, some college kids that were waiting to get into a bar asked Logan for some high fives. Without hesitation, he ran through the puddle & gave them all a wet high five. It was so funny!
I sure do love this town. With all of our friends & the fun stuff to do, I never want to leave.


Jake Silver said...

Sounds like a great day. Congratulations to Bill on his promotion!

girl from florida said...

love love love this happy post, it's awesome to hear you so upbeat. And if anyone deserves awesome friends and weekly massages, it's YOU!!

Erin said...

He is such a little cutie!! Love him in his little shoes and visor...

You're so lucky to have such awesome friends! And weekly massages!

Wendy said...

Isn't it awesome having a community of friends like that? I love the puddle pictures:)