Our first visitors of the summer came last week. Jared's twin sister Jamie and her two girls came to visit us for a week and we had a fantastic time! They came in on Wednesday night and we went to one of our favorite Mexican restaurants, "On the Border." They were such troopers after getting up at 6 that morning to drive the three hours to the airport - then two flights and a layover. By the time everyone got to bed, they had been awake nearly 18 hrs.
Due to the hail storm on Monday night, I ended up having to work on Thursday, so Jamie took her girls and Paul to our apartment swimming pool, and generally played around and got to know each other. Jared worked a half day so came home in time to make lunch for them, and get some laundry done so that we could take off that night for San Antonio.
Jamie had rented a Chrysler Town and Country (very fancy) so that we could all drive around together. Paul and Abby sat in the very back and got along very well with each other. Olivia and I were in the middle row, with Jared and Jamie in front. We stopped for dinner at Double Dave's near our house so that we could miss the dreaded rush hour traffic. Yummy pizza and a apple struedel in our bellies we headed off into the wild blue yonder. Matlida was our first video of the night - and besides Olivia being disgusted thinking that the cake was made with actual blood and sweat, and Paul being terrified by the Trunchbull, that got us halfway to Marlo's house. We turned on the radio and were pleasently surprised to find that a Mormon family had rented the van before us and had uploaded about 100 church songs, and other good tunes, so we listened and sang along. It was nice to be able to visit with Jamie, even though it was mostly to the back of her head. ;-) We got to Marlo's house about midnight and went straight to bed.