Crazy Family Days

How do you summarize a family reunion where you hosted 20 people at your house for the day, and five extra people overnight? (especially when you’re used to having two people living at your house for most of the year)


The kids had so much fun running through the sprinkler while the adults watched and laughed, all the while hoping those wet kids wouldn’t get too close! We lucked out for the third year in a row with beautiful summer weather.

We were celebrating my sister being back in the U.S. for the summer. (For those of you who may not know, my sister and her family are in their second year of a three-year job assignment living in China.) We decorated the house with red, white and blue colors to welcome them back. I asked the teenagers to decorate the front of our house, and this is what they came up with.

Good thing it was one of their dad’s cars!

We managed to get the backyard cleaned up and the kitchen cleaned too. There are heaps of sheets and towels in my basement that need to be washed, and loads of recycling and trash to take out, but it was fun having the gang back together again!

Next up on my calendar – I have lots of sewing to catch up on this week for my quilting bee, and stacks of fabric to start cutting for my turn in the bee.