A week ago J and I went to Nebraska to visit my family. For the first time in several years Mom, Dad, Sister, Kolby, J and I were all together. We went home for the baptism of Miles.
Grandpa and Miles are buddies.
J and I arrived home on Thursday afternoon. We had a nice drive and took time to eat at The Peppermill in Valentine, NE. J and I both recommend the BBQ Brisket Stacker sandwich.
Friday we did odd ball things outside and a few last minute tasks to get ready for the weekend. Sister and her family made it home early in the evening.
J, Dad and I slipped down to visit neighbor Tom.
Early Saturday morning Dad and Kolby took a load of lambs to the sale barn. Mom, J and I watched Miles for a few hours while Micky, Kolby and Dad went to look at sheep. Changing the baby was an entertaining task for us, but we got the job done.
Late afternoon we welcomed Kolby’s folks and family friends to Hazard. After watching American Pharoah win the Belmont Stakes we ate supper. J did a fabulous job grilling lamb steaks! Sister had three different types of dips with complimentary crackers and chips. She also made Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad (it was awesome). Veggies, macaroni salad and coleslaw rounded out the main course. Micky made chocolate chip cookies and I Special K bars for dessert.
God-Mother Ashley, Kolby, Micky, Miles, Me (also a God-Mother) and Fr. Marty.
Sunday morning we were up early for 8:00 am Church. Due to Loup City’s Polish Days celebration, there was a polka band providing music for Church services.
After the baptism we went to Brunch at The Dam Bar. They serve an excellent breakfast buffet. Micky and Mom invited two of our Aunts and Uncles on the Wilson side, as well as a few good friends and neighbors. From the looks of things everyone had a great time visiting.
Kolby, Micky, Miles, Mom (also known as Grammy) and Dad.
One of the highlights of our trip was staying with Uncle Bill and Aunt Janet. They live a few miles from Mom and Dad. J and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing Wilson family stories, getting to know Janet better and attempting to solve a few world problems.
Yes, I’m in a dress! I thought is was a good reason for J to take a picture with me.
While we were in Nebraska J’s folks came out to hold down the fort. We are lucky to be able to travel and know everything is in good hands while we are away. T and B got the summer fallow finished up, did yard work and a few odd jobs. Also, the last cow calved!
J and I got home late Monday afternoon. It’s amazing how quick the demands of life jump us back to “our normal”. It makes me realize how important it is to take an occasional break from our everyday life to enjoy different scenery and time with family and friends.