The internet has been out the last two days and not too reliable for a few days before that. Jeremy just went and helped them redo their router (or whatever) here at the hotel. I hope they appreciate it and give us a discount on this week. *smile*
Anyway, the first weekend of August was spent in Michigan with Jeremy’s Dad’s family. It was a lot of fun for me. I haven’t really had much time before to get to know them except for Aunt R who visited us while we lived with Jeremy’s parents. Many of them, I hadn’t even met. We got up to Aunt R’s house on Friday around 4 pm which gave us time to visit with her and Uncle J. Their daughter came with dinner and her kids and mine all had lots of fun playing together. Her son just turned 2 and he is about the same size as my little AnnaBeth. We all just enjoyed sitting around and chatting.
On Saturday, we all went to Aunt L and Uncle E’s house. We met lots of people. The guys played horseshoes and the gals played bocce ball. The rest of the time, we sat and talked and ate some. After lunch, the kids all changed into swim stuff and ran through the sprinkler. AnnaBeth, Noelle, and two other little girls got into the brownies about halfway through the day. There were probably about ten of them left at that time. They thought we didn’t notice, but both I and the other mom didn’t really mind if they ate them since it was a special day, so we didn’t stop them. Together, they polished them all off. Later, Uncle E got out his tractor and took his kids on a wagon ride. They had so much fun. We had to leave not too long after that to give kids baths and get them to bed.
On Sunday, we went to Aunt L and Uncle E’s church. It was very friendly and enjoyable. We went to their house again afterwards and had left-overs for lunch. With less people around, I was able to visit more with them and it was a very relaxing day. I had missed the fire and marshmallow roast the night before, so Uncle E made another fire at an earlier time for us and my kids ate a bit too many puffy pieces of sugar. I think I had at least one complaining of an upset stomach at bedtime.
On Monday, we packed up and after getting the keys to Jason’s car, we headed out. We went down to Jeremy’s parents’ house where Jeremy got his stuff out and drove back up to Chicagoland in Jason’s car. The kids and I stayed at the house with Jeremy’s grandma and my friend (she was taking care of Grandma) while his parents finished their vacation up in Michigan.