Man, I am soooo bad at posting lately. I get on and read blogs but seldom have time to post comments or write on my own. Sad.
We ran down to the L. family reunion on Saturday to hang out with family for the last day. I am ashamed to admit that I hadn't been to see my grandparents at their home for a good 2 years almost, since Thanksgiving of 2007. But even so, I got huge hugs from both when we got there! Mom and company were there, and we arrived just in time for family photos. It was nice to sit and visit with everybody, including aunts and uncles that I hadn't seen since we lived in Oklahoma! Over 10 years ago! Cousins whom I was sure wouldn't know me recoginized me and everything, I was amazed. I was a bit fuzzy on who was who, but one aunt has 12 and one aunt has 11 kids, so I figured the blond ones belonged with one and the brunettes with the other one. It was great to sit and visit with everyone.
We spent the night at Mom's since Owen was speaking on Sunday and that would have been crazy to drive back home only to come over the next day. The egg foam on the hideabed was so nice that I got some for our hideabed at home today! Food was good, and the company even better. Like Steph said, the best part of visiting is the sitting around and catching up. This was the first time in 2 years that all the kids and grandkids have been home, all together, in 2 years. The family just keeps getting bigger and bigger, by Christmas there will be 7 grandkids! Hard to believe that 4 of them will be my boys. The kids all had a blast playing together and I enjoyed hanging out with my brothers and sisters.
And of course we hit the ground running this week. Mark's best friend, they grew up together, is going to be in town! He, his wife, and their 3 adorable boys are coming tomorrow and staying for a day or 2. 6 boys, ages 7 and under all in the same house - talk about an adventure! Although the house wasn't in too bad of shape, I still spent the day catching up on laundry, making sure all the bedding is nice and clean, the boys bathroom is cleaned, the litterbox got changed. Both boys bedrooms are now spic and span, and Oren's carpet even got steamed! It was smelling like little boy's room, so......
Add to the list of stuff that got cleaned a trip to the library for craft time, and to the store for soap and things. What do you have? A very busy day! And since it's only 8:30 I'm guessing I'll have time to scrub the table and load the dishwasher before I fall asleep. :-)