Monday, May 2, 2011

Riesselman Family Visit

(Jan) While Chuck stayed in KC, Linda and I picked up Ron and son, John at the KC airport and drove the 200+ miles up in to Iowa to visit family. We stayed at Glen & Mary Ann’s and had a marvelous time. From our base in Templeton we were able to spend time with mom at the Swan House. She was also feeling well enough this time to go out to eat at the Family Table on Thursday before her eye appointment and for a trip to our hometown of Halbur on Friday. While in Halbur we visited my dad’s grave, ate at the local tavern and visited the house we grew up in.

Eating at the Halbur Inn. Front; Linda, Mom and I, Back;020 Glen, John & Ron 017

At dad’s grave in St. Augustine’s Cemetery John, Ron, Linda and Mom
At the Riesselman family home. Jan, Mom, mom’s sister-in-law Betty Riesselman, Betty’s daughter Julie Hoffman and Betty’s grandson Matt Riesselman who will be making his home there. Matt is recently returned from Afghanistan.024 029

The siblings at Glen’s Templeton Hardware Store. Glen, Jan, Ron and Linda

027Staying at Glen & Mary Ann’s house is always a culinary adventure!  Mary Ann, had Linda and I cooking with her and we had great fun preparing some delicious new recipes and feeding the guys. Some of our favorites were a sweet & sour sauce for the grilled pork and an apple green bean dish with a bacon/brown sugar dressing! Choosing a favorite between strawberry shortcake, lemon cheesecake and brownies with a cookie drop topping was too hard; we just enjoyed each one of them! Evenings of playing Sequence and the Whole Enchilada were topped of with watching the royal wedding of William & Kate. What a fun time. I loved spending this time with mom and my family!

Linda, Ron, John and I got back to Kansas in time for Linda’s grandkid’s Nick and Maggie’s confirmation celebration. It was fun for Chuck and I to be with Linda and Richard’s family at our niece Tracey’s house.

1 comment:

ourbusandus said...

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Hugs, Sharon & Ron

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