Wow. Time really flies. I had no idea it was Monday already which is why I'm getting my post up late. I actually stopped by SIS to see what my sisters were talking about and thought that someone was slacking. Guess that would be me.
The reason behind my confusion? My niece and nephew (18 and 21 years old) came to visit for a few days and we had the absolute best time. These are my brothers children and I think they just needed to get away for awhile. I'm so glad they picked my house. I needed the "get away" too.
Friday night I took them out for a night of country karaoke with my friends. We danced, we laughed and we sang, sang, sang. Can I get a yee-haw? I really need to do that more often. Partly because I love to sing but more so because I need to get out of the house. I'm becoming a hermit of mega proportions.
Saturday my husband and children and I took them up to the lakefront so they could take pictures. It was FREEZING! Our hands were numb (we forgot gloves) and our eyes were watering from the wind whipping around us, but it was fun and we did get some good pictures. I'll post them to our scrapbook a little later. Afterwards, we headed to my in-laws. I could tell my niece and nephew were nervous. It only took about 10 seconds to ease their minds. They were greeted by all with hugs, food and tons of laughter. We even played a corny, but hilarious, game of charades. My nephew, Michael, told us about a website--all of you must go on--called the people of walmart.com. OMG. It was so funny. My husband's eighty year old grandmother was laughing so hard. I have to admit, I was a little worried. But Grandma Dot was just fine. We probably looked at about 500 pictures.
Later, my nephew and I had a long talk and he told me that he has never felt that welcomed in his entire life. This made my cry. And even though I really don't care for the word lucky, I think in this case it is most definitely apropos.
My daughter had a basketball game on Sunday and we all went to root her on. Then we hit the mall and wrapped it up last night with The Golden Globes and the 5th Bring It On movie.
I hope they get a chance to come back in the summer. Winters are brutal here but summers...summers are beautiful.
Family is good.
SIS Barb aka Elle J Rossi