We happily sleep over at our parents' houses...they have sufficient room for us to have our own space.
But other than that we try to book a motel or just do a day visit.
This week, however, we had the reverse.
My brother and his family visited us.
We're three hours away so we don't get many visits.
And if we do...they're usually day trips.
But this week...they came for a sleep over.
After our visit to the farm for the birthdays and the show our two boy cousins had such a wonderful time together they begged for a sleep over.
So the four of them came for a sleep over.
My brother, his wife, and their 13 year old daughter and 5 year old boy.
That doubled the usual capacity of our home...amidst renovations!
But it was wonderful!
They were such easy guests.
The kids had a ball together.
And so did the grown ups!
Their daughter and our daughter are the oldest and youngest cousins (at 13 and 4) but they couldn't get enough of each other and were gorgeous together.
It just proves how important family is to me.
I can't wait for my sister to visit with her clan.
Or for us to visit her again.
Is family that important to you?