Monday, December 12, 2011

Delightful Visit with Family

We have a small house.

I may or may not have mentioned this before, but that fact has implications for what I want to share now.

Husband’s older brother, J, and his wife, A, came to visit us this weekend. We were looking forward to this visit because: 1) we do not get many family members visiting us here in Iowa, when most of our family is in Minnesota and 2) because we usually spend time with J and A in the company of the whole family (Husband’s parents, other siblings, their spouses, and our one nephew). Couple-to-couple interaction like this doesn’t occur as frequently.

As I mentioned above, we have a small house. We only have one bedroom in our little house, so hosting guests is a little tricky. Usually we put guests on the floor in the living room. This is exactly what we did with J and A when they came, but I was especially impressed with their adventurous spirits because A is pregnant. Sleeping on the floor (even on a nice air mattress like they brought with them) is comfortable about 5% of the time, and I imagine that percentage shrinks dramatically when you’re pregnant.

So, we had a cozy weekend together. The words and phrases below give an accurate summary of what we did while we were together:


Pizza buffet

Gift shops

Wooden shoes



Amish Friendship Bread

I loved having A and J here. They blessed us so much with their company, generosity, and prayers.

Hopefully they enjoyed their time in Iowa as well, and I am especially hoping that they will share with the rest of the family how fun it was visiting us and how little it matters that we don’t have a spare bedroom to put guests in.

Bring on the next round of family!

1 comment:

  1. We had a FABULOUS time with you!! You are wonderful hosts! Love you guys!