The day the visitors we love were coming, I noticed this awful little--or gigantic--spider toting around a sac of eggs on the celiling of our deck. Delightful? I think not. Spidies = Blech.
Anyway, Ace's brother and his family, along with Nana and Papa came to visit it us! It was the boys (and when I say boys, I mean, grown men--as in the fathers of our homes--) Annual Green Jacket Tourney ( I am not sure if it actually has an offical name, I just made that one up). This golf tournement consists of a zillion rounds of golf in three days, with the winner walking away with a green jacket.
Ace won last year and so this jacket has been hogging closet space (we have to hang it in its own section since we bought it at the DI a few years ago and I am not 100% confident it came lice/critter-free) so you can imagine my heartfelt excitement when papa walked away with it this year. I'm not sure what fabric the jacket is made of, it looks like felt, but I doubt anyone made clothing out of felt in any generation of time. Nonetheless, Ace passed the jacket along--afterall, it's only fair everyone get a chance to sport the coat to work or church, as fashionable as it is...
The three days are very tiring. I don't know how it is for the boys (again, I'm referring to the grown men) but for the wives it's exhausting. Have you ever shopped with seven kids under the age of 8? :) We DID manage to get in some golfing of our own, plus some shopping, lunch out, the temple, reading, etc. I loved hanging out with my mother in law and two sisters in law!
I AM NOT COMPLAINING. I actually enjoy this tourney because nothing "stirs my soul" (how's that for a description for such a masculine event?) more than strong relationships between siblings and parents. I love to see Ace joking around with his dad and brother and brother's in law.(Ace and his brother Corey)
All in all, we had a great time with everyone (WE MISSED YOU HALES FAMILY!) and it was a perfect way to send out the summer.