She wanted to bring her family down to visit AZ and summer had gotten away from her and now it was almost over and . . .
"Can we come stay with you on Wednesday?"
I was so happy.
My family lives far away and visits are precious.
We had a great time together--girls' lunch at Crackers, Krazy Air with the kids, dinner out as adults, boys' time hiking Usery Pass with their new drones, weathering teenagers' emotions and smaller kids' squabbles . . . and cheering on Michael Phelps to his first gold medal of the Olympics.
Karen and I had talks and giggles and memories. While it was hard for me to put my school preparation on hold for the weekend (at first), I was so happy they came to play with us as a last summer hurrah. We did a lot of fun things this summer, but making memories with my sister was one of my top five, for sure.
Thanks for coming, Thompsons. We love you.