Michael's brother Bill (on the far left) has been staying in our guest house for 2 weeks, as he works on getting his teaching certificate. It has been great fun to have him around, and we were all a little sad to see him go. We only were able to see him during dinner, as he was either in class or busy writing papers, but it was fun to reminisce, and get reacquainted.
It was especially fun to see him interact with our children. The kids loved to hear stories about their Daddy when he was a little red headed boy, and the trouble he got in to! Kartwright loved that Uncle Bill let him drive his convertible around the neighborhood.
In the past we have only really gotten together with Bill at family dinners, or big events. That does not always translate into getting to know one another, especially for the children, as they are usually off playing. This visit was really fun, and I feel like Bill connected with us on a more intimate level.
I was reminded........
--that smaller gatherings can mean closer relationships
--that opening my home can actually be fun if I stop worrying what my visitors think
--that it's fun to see your children through an others eyes
--that uncle Bill is one of my favorite people
--that my kids are really fun to more then just Michael and I
we loved having you Bill, come back to see us real soon!