I was on the phone with Scott, just chatting a bit over lunch, and I saw the number on my cell phone caller ID. THE number. It was our agency. Regular stuff happens over email, but BIG news makes the phone ring!
When I saw the number, I screamed something like "OhmigoshitshopscotchigottagonowBYE!!!"
WE GOT TRAVEL DATES!!!!!
So, we leave in 11 days (and counting), on October 6! And we're still fundraising for our first trip. That ticker needs to read $9820 for us to be fully funded for our first trip.
Am I freaking out? Nope. I know we're good. I don't know where it's coming from, but I know it's coming. Our current giveaway is running until October 15, and we'll be drawing the first winner as soon as we raise $1000, and we're at $210. It looks like we'll be drawing the other winners while we're in country!
In the meantime, if you don't see me in blogland or facebook, it's because I'm running around like a headless chicken, trying to pack for a 2-week trip, while organizing a very large fundraiser that is taking place the same day we leave, while packing my kids for a trip to the beach with my mom, while sending emails to the guests who have booked trips to my parents' vacation homes during the time I'll be gone, while still being mom to my three precious kids, who I am going to be miserable without while we're gone.
I am so looking forward to updating everyone once we are in our kids' country. Now, to get the money for the plane tickets... that I need to book NOW! If you feel led to give, please know that every amount is needed, appreciated, and I will never be able to thank you enough. If you can only share our need, please, please link people to our giveaway. We've got two vacations up for grabs, plus a $100 Amazon gift card if we hit our goal of $2500 raised.
And a huge thank you to everyone who has been excited for us today! And another thank you if you have offered to do even the smallest thing to make life easier for us before we travel, or while we are gone. We are so, so blessed to have such an amazing support group!