I don’t usually post a lot of family-focused posts here …. so consider this a peek into what goes up at Those Crazy Schuberts all the time!
I’d love it if you joined me over there on a regular basis – where I write about our new house, travel, family and friends, and quirky Amy & Andrew stories…..
But here’s our recent oh-so-full weekend….
My parents came into town from Phoenix late Friday night and I put them right to work!
No, wait. … that’s not true.
Saturday morning, Andrew went to work and the other 3 of us kind of just lazed around the house. I gave my parents the full house tour since this was their first time seeing it, coffee, showers, a little interneting, a friend came by to borrow one of my lenses and we chatted a bit ….
And then I guess my dad got antsy because he kept asking me what he could do…. I showed him our FULL to do list hoping to put him off, but instead he just picked a small task and set to work….
There is a LOT of work to do around our house – it was vacant for a year – so my dad occupied himself with weeding the front yard patches that need it and digging these whatever-they-are stalks out of the back.
I went outside to take photos of my dad, and when I come back in my mom is cleaning the downstairs bathroom!
Again, I did NOT ask for any of this …. Crazy kids….
Then she got started on the downstairs windows. I *think* she was only planning on doing one …. but once you see 1 window clean all the rest look dirty ….
And what was I doing in all of this ? ….
Taking photos, for sure. But also prepping food….. We were planning on having at least 7, possibly 11 people for dinner Sunday so I took the afternoon to prep as much food as I could in advance.
All of us really just waiting for Andrew to get home, since he’s the most entertaining.
We did take out for dinner, and I got my parents started on Downton Abbey!!
My parents are SO EASY … They are excellent guests, and I never have to feel like I’m letting them down as a hostess …. Want me to send them to your house?
Sunday Andrew had off work …. he doesn’t do well with days off (needs to fill them with other activities), so he woke up Sunday morning and built a window screen.
True story …
Luckily, we had plans for some family to stop by so he had more of a low-key afternoon …
Just after noon, Andrew’s sister / her husband came by with their new baby!
Our first nephew! He is 9 days old in these photos ….
We just love him. Obviously.
I love that he just looked straight into the camera lens … No fear. No embarrassment. I hope he never learns those things …
(here we are giving him what I call the ‘Muppet face’ …. big eyes, exaggerated smile)
Not long after Andrew’s sister and family left …. I started in on cooking for all the guests coming over – the rest of Andrew’s family….
I have this recipe that I just LOVE …. turkey black bean chili. It’s delicious and SO easy …. Once you’ve chopped up all the fresh garlic. …..
Guest for dinner and dessert, more Downton Abbey before we went to bed …..
And then planning for more guests for Monday morning.
…. Monday morning bright and early Andrew changed the oil in my car – because that boy CAN.NOT.RELAX
His work ethic is legendary …. also, he’s crazy.
But I benefit from it, so who am I to complain….
Most of my extended family lives in Arizona – but I have one uncle and his family that live just a few blocks from us. So they came over for breakfast Monday morning…
My parents – bless their hearts – bought most of the food AND did the little bit of cooking necessary ….
Our family just hung out and visited all morning …. until about 2p or so when the locals went home and my parents left for their drive back.
So from about 2p until about 530p on Monday Andrew and I happened to have the house to our selves without needing to entertain.
I wanted to take a nap – Andrew wanted to work more.
I’m telling you. CRAZY.
But Monday night was what he was REALLY looking forward to ….
As you may know, Andrew has a small record label. He got the test pressing for the next release last week, and just needed it approved by the band.
Or, in this case, the band’s former frontman because the band has now broken up and the frontman is the only one who cares about this release ….
So we had a little listening party Monday night …. invited some friends over. Grilled burgers. Played some video games.
Our friends and family are so low-maintenance that entertaining is generally VERY easy ….
But I still went to bed after 1a and woke up around 530a on Tuesday morning ….. So as easy as it was, Tuesday was spent exhausted.
But TOTALLY worth it …. as you can see we had a VERY full weekend, packed full with friends and family all in our new house.
I literally only left the house for *maybe* an hour the whole weekend. And THAT was only to go grocery shopping.
I love our house, I love the people in our life …. I loved this last weekend….
I can’t wait to quit my job so I can be around weeknight evenings for guests too!
How was YOUR memorial day??