When my family comes to town, I get like a little kid at the thought of spending time with my mom and dad and my little niece Mia (who's seven)! It's funny that I moved 2500 miles away from my home in New York, now living in LA, and I find that the quality of my time with them is far more memorable than my short visits with them when I lived 25 minutes away. So having them spend a full week here with myself and Ryan is always a gift. We have dinners planned, we're taking my niece to DisneyLand, we're going to Cirque du Soleil and we'll also just spend time here at the house relaxing.
My house is surrounded by so many roses and it's that way for a reason. I need to constantly remind myself to stop and smell the roses, and next month I'll be able to do just that here with my family.