What a wonderful weekend get away! By this time in the summer we had let everyone know that our plan was to move to Massachusetts when Renee and Jasmine returned to school. It was a tough decision but something that Jake and I had discussed over the last ten years. Leaving our family, friends and our careers (which was like our family) was really, really hard, but we did it! Jake started looking for work and with a TON of family support in MA and in VA, we were able to do it....hoping we would swim...and not sink!! We didn't have a home, we didn't know where the kids would go to school, I wouldn't have any income after a few months of working remotely, it was scary!! But as I type this post (clearly a few months behind), WE DID IT!! Jake loves his job, Leah and Matthew were able to start school on the first day in the school they would be attending, we found a home, I have been doing odd jobs to keep money coming in....life is good! With a little positive thinking and hard work...dreams can come true!!
Any who! Before we left, one of our many wonderful bosses, invited us down to his lake house. We had a great time. The kids played in the water...once they overcame their fear, they played foosball, caught fish, went on the boat, took a ride on the stand up paddleboards and laughed a lot! Thank you Dave and Jean, we REALLY had a wonderful time, we will truly miss you!! (the Friday that we arrived, I was trying to submit paperwork for our home loan over the phone, while drinking a beer and wanting to loose my mind...we didn't end up getting that home, which was a blessing, but was a little annoying at the time! everything happens for a reason!!)