I got home from work today to find every single person in my house sleeping. That pretty perfectly describes how August has been. We started with the tail end of our epic road trip and my sister and niece visiting for about ten days. Like I said before, it was totally awesome chaos. Total chaos. It was so fun to have them here. My sister and I had a rough patch a few years ago, and now we're back to being BFFs and it's always great to spend real, face-to-face time with her. She's one of the only people who can consistently make me laugh so hard I almost pee. And she went to IKEA with me (where I lost her for over an hour and we were almost stranded with all our barefoot babies, but that's neither here nor there) for which I'll be forever grateful since C says "It's the home of the devil!" (side story: when we got there Eli was super jazzed about getting meatballs and ice cream, but as we're walking he asked me "Mom, Daddy said you were taking me to meet the devil?") My house was so sad and quiet the day they left.
Two days later some friends of ours posted on Facebook that their hometown was filled with smoke from nearby forest fires, they had no air-conditioning during our heat wave, and they had a 3-week-old baby at home. According to Facebook they were headed to a nearby town to spend the night in a hotel. In true Facebook fashion I posted a comment saying "Come here!" and C posted a comment that said "See you Friday?" and they took us up on our offer!
It's been awesome, and I'm loving having a tiny baby in the house. Eli and Sydney think it's pretty cool too, and Syd keeps saying, "Isn't he cute?!" (She's right, he is). I've been having a great time catching up with my friend, and the husband and C have been friends since high school. Bonus: I didn't really plan anything major for C's birthday besides a special dinner and cheesecake. But then his friend came to visit and made it awesome. They went to the casino and stayed out until 4am (a fact they both sorely regretted the next day).
We've had such a great time with all our company. It's fun to show off all of our favorite spots and do the touristy things we hadn't had a chance to. And occasionally, for everyone to crash the f- out in the middle of the day.