Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Eve of the Eve of the Arrival....


Ok so my entire family will be here in less than 48 hours....for two weeks....this is the most time that we will have spent together since I got married 19 years ago....and there are several new additions to consider....like two son in laws, one daughter in law, and one boyfriend we have nicknamed the meat man (long story:)), and seven grandchildren.

We have grown and changed and most of us are grown ups:) I really am looking forward to it...with a little tiny bit of anxiety. After all we have grown and changed and we are all at different points in our lives. My youngest sister is single and dating the meat man, my middle two siblings are married and have children who have not yet begun school yet, and I have four.....one of which is getting ready to graduate from high school. My parents have raised us (did a pretty good job if I do say so) and have moved on to enjoy peace and quiet in their home once again.They say they miss their grandchildren....but we have all heard the phrase absence makes the heart grow fonder....wonder if it applies in this case?

Rick washed and waxed both vehicles in anticipation of their arrival.....and of course there was a torrential down pour on the way to work today so they are both a little dirty:) Griswold luck at its finest....

That's another point...individually we all possess the "griswold factor" it was handed down to us by Crazy Jim (my dad's nickname). So can you imagine the proportions of Griswoldness we will have to endure as we all inhabit the same small Pacific Island? It's frightening I tell ya!

My house is freshly painted....such lovely colors...thanks to my wonderful husband. The kids rooms may get clean before their grandparents get here....or at least they may manage to stuff things away to make them look clean.....it's ok, we are staying at the Barbers Point Beach cottages for two weeks so my parents will only do a small tour of the house....and hopefully will not open any doors:)

I am suppose to be cleaning now....but there is no one home and I just want to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet for a while. My friends so much has happened since August I don't even think there is any way I could catch you up.....even if I understood what transpired myself.

Well I am off to do my chores.....

2 comments:

USS Retired said...

Have a great time with your family. These are moments and memories to be treasured for a lifetime!

Miss Hope said...

Pictures! Want lots and lots of pictures! Waiting on pictures!!


....and some funny stories we know will happen!