Well, I cleaned everything I think that I can clean before mom and dad get here today. I am worn out-because it is hard to clean with 6 people in the house and 4 of them being children that want to drag things out to play with fast if not faster than I am cleaning.
Maybe it will at least stay semi-clean until they get here so at least they can see the house semi-clean before the kids can't stand it any longer and bring out everything they own and have gotten in the last two years since mom and dad where here.
Once a year-in the summer mom and dad come to our house for about a month since we only get to see them once a year-with the kids in school and mom and dad still working it is the only way our schedules will allow for us to see each other at this point in life being so far away.
Last summer we actually made the trip (4 days in the car with 4 kids) to NY since my sister had an aneurysm rupture in her stomach and she almost died-should not be here but she is a walking miracle. Since she is not married and has no family other than my parents there they stayed home last summer and we made the trip up there for a week and a half to see them.
So they are doing the trip here this summer and we are all sitting around waiting for them to arrive. We are beyond excited. The kids are about to go crazy on me I think. It feels like time has stood still.
I will post photos of their arrival later.
Here is a picture from our visit there last year-the kids seem so little to me here-Analeigh was just walking and barely talking-they will be so surprised when they see her the most today, she is a little girl now, no longer a baby at all-but all the kiddos have grown a couple of inches-you don't notice it on a daily basis but when I look at this picture I am even amazed at how they have grown-I know mom will cry when she sees them-we are so much alike in that way-we both cry at the drop of a hat. I will go for now-so glad that it quit raining here and hopefully they haven't had to drive in it all day. Three days on the road-ready for them to be here.
On this Pathway-