No, this isn't about the movie, play or ABBA song (although I have been known to dance around the house to said tune), this is about the fab visit of my mom, my dad and my little bro, Mack. Funny title I know...it doesn't really fit, but I love catchy titles and this was all I could come up with. Family visit...again, just doesn't seem to work, you know?!
Anyway...my dad had a conference/class in Florida and was able to drive here, stay a couple of days, then drop my mom and Mack off and head on to his class. We really had a lot of fun. I know I always say that, but it is true! I love spending time with my family and my boys absolutely adore their Uncle Mack. He is a wonderful uncle to them. He spent a lot of his time helping/playing with Josiah in Lego StarWars, wrestling with them and carrying them around. He mowed my yard, fixed up a couple honey-dos around the house and even combated a few ugly bugs for me. He was a fun addition to this visit. He's such a sweetie and I love spending time with him. I know he was a little bummed Kit got called out to New Orleans to aid in the oil spill there so I was glad they had a couple of evenings to go cast-net fishing and play a few video games before Kit had to leave. He left with Mack's new addiction-Kit's Patapon game for the PSP. Poor Mack-he had to make due with playing Lego StarWars and Facebook! Paltry in comparison, I know.
We did the usual: Tanger, my thrift store and etc., but I got a few extra perks out of this visit. My mom, Craft-Queen, vamped a wreath we bought at the thrift store for a couple of bucks and re-covered my two captain's chairs for me. It is fun to have bright reminders of their visit. You will notice both are yellow, a favorite color of mine. Aren't I lucky to have her come?! We also figured out where to hang pictures of my boys (my family will be receiving theirs shortly, I promise) and came up with a couple of decoration ideas for me for the holidays. I feel like we accomplished a lot this visit while still having time to just relax.
My dad made it back safely and was made a believer of GPS systems after borrowing mine to Florida. It was fun to be able to have my dad around just for relaxing for a couple of days. We went to the beach together and he built an awesome sandcastle for my boys. He also shared what he learned at his conference (acupuncture treatment for animals-with pretty cool results) and just relaxed. For any of you who know my dad, you'll understand why this was a fun visit for us. We even decided to be brave and attempt a shrimp boil without my hubby around. My dad and I de-headed them ourselves (I will note here my mom offered to help, too) and after a couple calls to Kit, we made it through the process. They turned out fabulous-not rubbery at all and wonderful for peeling, for those shrimp-knowers!
I am truly blessed to be able to have family come visit as often as they have and now truly spoiled since my little sis and her family are coming to visit for a few days! Seriously, I can't wipe the grin off my face.
I think I'll dance around to ABBA now...