Our 5 married children all live in different states, we try hard to keep in touch. We blog, call, text, skype and send letters, cards and drawings. This is good but a surprise/unplanned visit is always a treat. When you don't know you are having company you don't stress about 'getting ready'. It is a good thing! My kids are great houseguests--they clean, cook and do laundry. I relax, read stories, laugh, get hugs and kisses and enjoy every moment. It is so fun watching your children parent. Being a grandparent really is fun.
So we were happy to welcome our son and his sweet wife and their 4 children. Gregory, the newest addition to their family was just 2 weeks old. They made the long journey from Texas and spent a week with us.
And a good time was had by all! Happy New Year, looking forward to good things in 2011.