Monday, April 26, 2010

Family fun

This last week has been a whirlwind of activity.  It started on Sunday night with the beginning of a marathon cleaning of the house. Monday I had someone coming to help with the floors and bathrooms and stuff, but first I had to shovel a path so she could get through. LOL. Not really that bad. I do not usually clean DD#2's room because it is too scary for me. Since we were having house guests I thought a little clean up was in order. One huge pop up hamper of  laundry and one huge bag of garbage later and her room was presentable.  Monday the cleaning and laundry continued. Tuesday some shopping and finishing touches.

On Wed. my nephew came in to town from Philly where he is a resident in Interventional Radiology. He was here to interview for a fellowship next year. DH had to work and so did I, but DD#1 came over and she and here cousin went out to eat and had a chance to catch up.  Initially the plan was that J was coming Wed. and leaving Friday. Plans changed and his wife and baby came on Friday and they  all stayed until Sunday. I do not know why the plans changed but I was so excited!! I finally got the chance to meet my great-nephew. Of course I was also excited to see my nephew and his wife.  DD#2 came home  from school also so we had a full house.
On Saturday we organized an impromptu pizza party with DH's  family so that everyone who was available could see the baby (and mom and dad too). Of course here in the Chicago area we think Chicago style pizza is the best. So we got together at a local pizza place and had a mini family reunion. It was loud and lots of fun. The rest of the day we just sort of hung out and talked and played with the baby.

All too soon everyone had to leave. My nephew was heading west for another interview in California. E and the baby were heading southeast to Georgia to visit with her aunt and cousins. J's last interview is in Georgia and they will all fly back to Philly together.

Later in the afternoon DH went to work and  I put DD#2 on the bus back to school. I knew I would be alone when I got home so I made a detour to Joann's and bought a little bit of fabric and then  to Wendy's for some fries and a frosty.  Ahhhh. Comfort. I miss them all.

Hopefully I will be back in the sewing room making a mess this week.  Happy stitching everyone.


  1. Sounds like a very busy week, but lots of fun and family time! Having a baby in the house is so much fun, especially when someone else gets to take it home at the end of the visit. That way you have all the fun without so much work! Mmmmmmm Chicago style pizza, where did you go? I love Malnanti's deep dish the best. It's been a long time since I had really good pizza. There are some pretty good restaurants in Albuquerque but none as good as in Chicago and the suburbs. I do miss the food. Hope you get to sew now that company has departed! Enjoy!

  2. Isn't it funny how we all try to do a major "clean up" before company comes, even family. I'll bet their plans changed because your nephew was having such a good time! Great photos and everyone is obviously enjoying their time together. And yes, we always love our visits but there is almost a sigh of relief when life gets back to normal... Enjoy your sewing time and make a big mess! Ha! Mary

  3. Sounds like you had a wonderful week (except for the grand cleaning part!) Enjoy your new comfort fabric :)

  4. What a perky looking family you have!! Love it;) I have been in a fit of spring cleaning myself. After moving so many time's over the past 6 years, it's time to slow down and take inventory;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  5. How wonderful to have your nephew and his family come to visit. Chicago pizza sounds delicious. I'm off to check out what makes it special. Cheers, Ann :-)

  6. What a great looking family! Glad you could get together before everyone scattered different directions! ---"Love"