Thursday, May 20, 2010

Catching up…..

MH at the farmMay 20th, 2010 finds us and the MH back at the farm. The last 2 weeks have been a whirlwind of activities and we’ve enjoyed every minute.  So what have we been doing?  Here’s a list…. Mom and me

  • Visiting with my sister Linda and brother-in-law Richard who were here from Kansas
  • Attending a bridal Shower for my niece Susan
  • Parked the MH in Halbur for a week
  • Visiting mom and dad at the Swan House
  • Going to the Halbur Tavern with Linda and Richard
  • Dinner at brother Glen and sister-in-law Mary Ann’s house with their families
  • Meeting Weston, my niece’s fiancĂ©
  • Coffee with several of my aunts at Aunt Betty’s houseChuck archiving clippings
  • Going through things at mom and dad’s house for them and documenting photos, newspaper clippings and family info
  • Celebrating movie night with my local girlfriends… ‘it’s complicated’
  • To Saylorville with the MH
  • Dinner in Ames with sons Brent and Eric and their families
  • Eric, Cheri, Ryan and Jessica stayed with us
  • Friends Ron and Edna brought their 5th wheel down to Saylorville
  • Walking, shopping, playing cards and sharing meals
  • Breakfast at Prairie Meadows with Boomers Russ and Jane Darrow and Ron and Ednaold fashioned iris
  • Softball practice with granddaughter Anne in Gilbert followed by dinner for Brent and Donna's 15th Anniversary

Today is laundry and cleaning day plus spending the afternoon with mom and dad.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Busy having family fun

022(Jan) We headed over to Gilbert last Tuesday to see our grandson Stephen’s track meet. Watching Stephen with his teammate brought back many fond memories of spending many an hour in the bleachers watching our three sons. Our oldest son Brent joined us and we had a fun evening visiting and cheering on the Tigers. 022 (2)Stephen earned 2 second place finishes and his  team won the event. Brent, Donna and family live in the northern part of Ames, three miles south of Gilbert and are in the Gilbert  school district. We were very fortunate to find a place to boondock at one of the city parks adjacent to the soccer 011 (3)and ball fields. On Thursday we got to attend Katie’s softball practice.  She had not done little league before but shows promise of being a good player.  Michael’s team played a baseball game that evening and although Brent was there to take the team stats, Michael was home recovering from a very bad cold.   On Friday evening, Grandpa and I volunteered to stay with the five younger kids so mom and dad could take a turn in the bleachers. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to spend four days having meals, playing with kids and being parts of their daily lives.

001 (2) Grandpa and Libby Donna and Maddie 005 (2)

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Gramma playing with Maddie, Katie, Libby and Anne in the backyard.013

 016Brent mowing grass the ‘green’ way!!

Michael playing Wii while recovering. No baseball until the fever is gone.002

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