Monday, June 18, 2007

Here comes the family...

The weekend turned out to be really awesome! Saturday was gorgeous...the weathermen had said some rain and clouds and temperatures in the low 60's. That, of course, meant that the day turned out to be 75 and sunny all day. The first thing you learn about living in New England is that the weathermen can't predict what happened yesterday...

I woke up on Saturday morning to go get coffee, and at at 8:30, the radio report said "The morning fog will burn off by early afternoon"...there was literally not a single cloud to be seen anywhere. And, the way the weather patterns work, the place that their beach house is is like the last place to clear every day.

We left kinda early on Sunday because we all had to get back for Father's Day activities. Munchkin wanted to call her brother in the morning, which I guess isn't surprising. And I figured I should call Tinkerbelle...seems like a logical Father's Day thing to do. It is hard to talk to an 8 year old on the phone...lol...but she is super cute:-) My Father's family is coming out to visit this week and staying for about a week and a half, which I am really excited for.

It will be totally hectic, and I am also not going to be totally able to take the whole week off from work...but it should be really fun. My two cousins (skip to #5 in this post) have been out to visit me here, but none of the rest of them have. To be real honest, I am kind of trying to roll the red carpet out for them a little bit. They have all been so warm and inviting to me...and have gone so far out of their way to welcome me to the family that I really want to return all the kindness now that they are coming out to visit me!

I think almost 20 people are coming...although I don't know the exact number. They are arriving on Wednesday morning and staying in Boston for a couple days. My two cousins and their husbands are staying with us, as is Tinkerbelle. The rest of them are staying in hotels nearby and they will be doing tourist stuff during the day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I will see them at night, and we can hopefully do some fun stuff...I should try and get a reservation at a restaurant in the North End for Wednesday. It is entirely possible that we do chicken finger Thursday with everyone!!!

This will be the first time that Tinkerbelle has ever slept away from her Mom or her Grandmother... I hope she does OK! I won't be surprised if she ends up deciding to sleep at the hotel at least one night, but I hope she stays with me the whole time:-) On Friday Night we are gonna have a party at Big Sis' place for everyone, and for all the people that I want to introduce my littlest Sister to:-) So that should be fun.

Then Saturday morning we are taking off for the beach. I am not entirely sure how it is that we are all going to get there...lol. I need to work on that. They are all going to stay for the whole week, and are headed back the Saturday afterwards. I have to come back home for at least part of the week, but hopefully I can work like a three day week and take Monday and Friday to be down there with them.

Anyway, it will be a hectic time, but should be TONS of fun, I hope. I am really looking forward to showing them all around so that they have something to visualize when I tell them about home:-)

6 comments:

Povosgirl said...

RENT A PARTY BUS TO TAKE YOU ALL THERE

Accidentally Me said...

I should call the Ferry and see if they can take a bus over...lol

Kate said...

that sure is a lotta family. have fun!

Scott said...

I read your title and just love the optimism in it! I have to take Prozac to be that optimistic! Woohoo!

Accidentally Me said...

KT - Some of them are actually staying home:-) There are 13 cousins, some of whom are married, plus all my aunts and uncles. Plus, the way they keep discovering my Father's random children, it may not be done growing...:-)

Scott - No reason to harp on the negative...tomorrow is always a whole other day...

anne said...

i think blogger at my comment. oh well - just know there was love.