In the months of June and July, we were blessed with many guests. In June my sister, mom, and three nephews stayed with us for a week. July brought Patrick for 5 days and Michael for 2 1/2 days. We totaled it up and found we had guests staying with us 13 out of 30 days! That is a lot for us, but we really enjoyed it. It is nice to have a change of pace and new people. The only problem is that it reminds us of why having one bathroom is tough, and especially one right in the middle of the house.
Also, having guests is often embarrassing because we have very little food. We didn't even have any salad dressing when my family arrived! This is normal, though, and we've come to accept it. We are amazed when we go to someone's house and they have a full refrigerator—how do they do it? Maybe this is the DINK (dual income no kids) life. We never cook anything that takes more than 2 or 3 ingredients, mainly because after a day of work we just don't care to cook.
So, Monica's birthday is Saturday and we will be on a float trip! Wait, weren't we just on a float trip last weekend? Why yes, we were. I guess we are just gluttons for punishment. Anyway, Monica will be a year older and wiser and prettier! Next weekend we will celebrate with her family in Springfield, MO. Here is a funny thing (at least I think) about Monica. She gets birthday cards in the mail and will not even think about opening them until her actual birthday. I think this is crazy, especially since I know there is money in them, but somehow she has the discipline to wait.
Ben and Monica are superheroes living in Memphis. They have the most adorable puppy on earth and live in a house with a red door. Together they are unstoppable, and apart they are still pretty awesome.