Friday, March 28, 2008

Can You Hear Me Now?

Hello? Is anyone still there?

Poor little neglected blog.

We've been regular social butterflies for the past couple of weeks. My grandparents came to visit from Ohio last week, so we were busy doing all that stuff extended family does - eating, playing games, eating, watching movies, and eating.

Then we made a whirlwind trip to Searcy, AR, to visit some honorary extended family. Do y'all have honorary family? These particular folks are my husband's best friend (Tony), his wife (Adrienne), and their adorable daughter (Arithelle) (who is 9 days older than Wendy). We decided to make that quick trip because Tony's parents were visiting from western Nebraska. They were a kind of second family to my hubby when he & Tony were in high school. We had a great time, and ended the visit in our traditional fashion - by trying to convince them to move next door to us. :-)

And now, at the end of this week, James' mom and little sister are visiting. I say little, because to me she still is, but she turned 20 a few weeks ago. Wendy loves her Auntie Em, and enjoys all her playing and tickling and singing. Our company will leave tomorrow afternoon, at which point my plans are to collapse like a limp dishrag.

And guess what? My house is clean. Mostly. Let's just see if I can keep it that way!


Heather said...

Yes, we have lots of honorary family. Lots of "aunts" and "uncles" for our Ladybug.

BTW, the peanut butter pie was FAB-U-LOUS!!! Hubby has declared that his new treat!

Nichole said...

Our honorary family (Alex's best friend from high school) did move next door to us this year! Well, practically. They're a few buildings away. It's so nice having them nearby, though. We have dinner together at least twice a week -- which means at least one night off each week for me! :)

Queen B said...

We're still here...!
Enjoy your family!!

Fresh Girl said...

I'm here! It's hard to blog when things are so busy, isn't it? But the good thing is that it gives you something to blog about when you DO get back to it. ;)

Yup, I have honorary family. There's a sweet woman in her eighties at our church who has been our friend since we moved here twenty years ago, and she's very much an adopted grandmother. And then we have friends who might as well be family...that's certainly how we think of them.