The Finnish family arrived last Thursday and we drove up to my parent's house that night, where we've been ever since.
The days here have been full, not of tons of planned activities, but of lots of family time and eating. We're really good at that.
I'm really excited because tomorrow they are making a Finnish meal for us! Fun!
And we have big plans too, that involve more than 11 people gathered around a dining room table. Vancouver, Seattle, mountains, water, shopping, plays, and more. I'm excited for all of the fun we are going to have!
At the same time, it's been a bit of a challenge for me to balance the work I have with spending time with them. I never enjoy being the person who disappears behind her computer or iPhone when everyone is together and hanging out.
Unfortunately, that has to happen at least some of the time.
Mostly, I am incredibly thankful to not have a job right now. It is such a blessing! Otherwise, I would really have no time to spend with everyone.
I thought I'd end this week with a few intentions (remember those few posts I did?) for the the next week with the family.
1) Be present and involved.
2) Eat a lot of really good food.
3) Work out at least 3 times in some form.
4) Finish my paper for class Thursday.
5) Sleep until 8am at least once. (Seriously, I've been up by 6:30 pretty much every day and I don't like it one little bit.)
6) Watch the fireworks.
What do you have going on? Any big things you want to accomplish this week?