So, my parents are up visiting for the next week and a half. They arrived late Thursday night and it's hard to believe that they've already been here a few days. Before we know it they'll be off again, which is sad indeed.
Their home is on a small island in the Carribbean where the iguanas probably outnumber the people. We started visiting there over twenty years ago and it has just always felt like home. When they decided to retire there 11 years ago it was the natural choice. We don't get down to see them nearly as often as we'd like, but they come up at least three times a year.
In those in between times we talk on the phone, email, Skype and play mad rounds of MarioKart with them on the Wii. Technology is a wonderful way to stay connected. The boys especially love playing them remotely on the Wii. It makes for fierce competition...and lots of laughs.
This week, in between co-op orientations and conference calls, we'll be hanging out with them. A trip to Shady Maple will be thrown in, along with a handful of trips to BJs and every other store in the county, I'm sure. But that's just fine, because no matter how we spend the time, there is always a lot of laughter.
And that's the best part about being a family.