Ever since my family showed up, safe and only fairly frazzled from the long drive from Utah, it has been raining.
Thank you very much, Iowa weather, for your cooperation with this vacation. Instead of doing your best to make this a great time and show off your beautiful side, you instead arrange things so that 15 people get to be stuck inside my house, with torrential downpour outside!
The first day was, well, the kind of day you expect when your normally 4 person home now houses 15 people. I was at work all day and Hubster was at home, responsible to feeding and entertaining everyone. When I arrived home, Hubster had the look on his face I'd been worried about seeing.
Let's see, the first day...the toilet clogged, a shelf was pulled off the wall, and our dryer broke. Okay, the dryer may have broken all on it's own, but the timing is uncanny.
The last several days have been stressful. I've forgotten just how big my family is.
But today...today was perfect. Because, finally! The sun came out.
And the adventures began.
We went to our favorite lake, rented boats, swan, built sand castles, got sunburned, laughed, and enjoyed each other.
Yes, things are crazy, busy, and quite a bit dirtier...But I wouldn't trade these people for all the smaller, quieter, cleaner families in the world!