Hello, strangers! I am at Jason's work having my first encounter with the internet in seven days. It has been a nice seven days, too. Busy, but nice. The Andersons (with the exception of my step-dad, Andy, who had to stay home to work) were here from Monday evening until yesterday afternoon. There were ten people in a house that is large enough for more, but usually only sees two of us. We got rained out on Tuesday, so it was a day filled with Shrek the 3rd video game-ing, book reading, card playing, and DVD watching for the kids. My mom got some serious sewing done while she was here (can't wait to post the pics of the baby's curtains and crib skirt.) I assisted in measuring and cutting (man, I forgot THAT is why sewing is so time consuming...) I was also reminded about how cooking for that many people makes you a slave to the kitchen. Unload dishwasher, prepare food, clean up mess, put away leftovers, do dishes that don't fit into the dishwasher, prepare food for next meal that needs to be done in advance. Use the bathroom, then come back to prepare the next meal of the day. I don't know how she does it. Especially since she is truly the "mother duck" and her ducklings of all ages tend to follow her around. I think that occasionally she is able to use the bathroom alone these days now that my youngest brother is four...I am not sure though.
Anyhow, the house seems eerily quiet now. The fridge is still stocked with food. I have a little more cleaning to do when I go back home. The bathroom mirror has a lot of toothpaste splats on it and there are quite a few loads of towels to do. All in all, it was fun to have them here.
I hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day and took the time to be thankful for all that you have and were able to spend the time off with people you love.
I am going back home to enjoy the rest of my vacation!!!! See you Monday or Tuesday! I will have to post the pics of the beautiful lilies that Jason gave me for my birthday!