Have you ever had your parents live with you for any extended period of time? We feel unusually blessed to have had both my parents (9 months) and the Gooch's parents (2 months) stay with us.
These are some shots of Nana and Papa Gooch on the morning they moved out. Several of us shed some tears. As they pulled out of the driveway, waving and honking, I though how really I won the lottery as far as in-laws are concerned. They are two of a kind.
If I could only choose two words to describe the two of them, the two words would be:
Tireless, as in active, eager, energetic, hard-working, industrious, on the go, perky, perservering, steadfast, unwearying, and vigorous.
Generous as in charitable, considerate, easy, good, helpful, honest, kindhearted, moderate, thoughtful, tolerant, ungrudging, unselfish, and willing.
So willing. To give you an idea of their generosity, I didn't do laundry (wash, dry or fold!) for the whole two months that they lived down the hall. What!? Just in case you didn't know about the strained relationship that laundry and I have...this is a dream come true. And I have never seen Dr. Gooch's woodworking bench so consistently vacuumed and tidy.
They are the best. And we miss them. The end.