First - my super fab sister Laura came to visit (for the 2nd time this year!). She's lots and lots of fun and isn't into all that tourist bologna so we can just hang out and act silly. We happened to have a heat wave while she was visiting - lucky her! We celebrated summer by playing in the sprinkler like we did when were little. We even let Loren in on a few of our sprinkler tricks...like trying to put your face as close as possible to the actual sprinkler...he didn't get it but we think it's the best! :) We also like to focus on shopping and eating yummy food. My sister is amazing and I think she's grown to be a lovely young lady. Though I will admit, I get a little emotional sometimes because she's so grown-up now but I'm happy to have her as my friend. <3
Loren's grandma Sandy is arriving in two weeks and we'll have lots of fun then. AND drum roll please......my family is coming for Christmas!!!!! WOOOHOOO!!! That means we don't have to go ANYWHERE! YEEEEEEEESSSSSS!!! However, it will be sad and strange to not spend Christmas with Loren's family...the last nine Christmases I've been with them. Next year I think we're hoping they come out.
This is getting a little long winded but the point is - family is awesome. While sometimes they might drive you up the wall, they are really what life is all about. I have to say that I feel extremely blessed to have such a wonderful family (in-laws definitely included!!!). They're just a fun bunch and I miss them lots. I've realized that it's important to make the time to call and keep in touch. Go visit when the occasion calls for it. Make sure you really treasure the time you have with your family...it's one the most precious gifts of all. xoxox - k