|The first of many wedding shenanigans this season|
My grandpa celebrated his 80th birthday right before I celebrated my 30th. What I thought was going to be my "dirty thirty" ended up being an "uneventful thirty". It was spent over Swenson's cheeseburgs and our DVR. My grandma gave me a letter my mom wrote to her after I was born. It was so neat to read. She wrote about how much my dad loved me and I would not want for much, and that is still true to this day! (He just washed my car last time I was home.) I always heard you are never done raising your kids and I am so glad my parents haven't! Andy took me to supper in Kent that weekend to a restaurant owned by a family I use to work for, The Bistro on Main. The food was as good as I remembered but the city was not how we left it in 2006. The development of downtown of Kent is amazing! We were shocked and it made our love and pride for Kent even stronger.
|My sweet Aunt Sally|
|D's in a big boy bed!|
Other than my New Orleans trip we did some light travel to central Ohio. My beautiful cousin Courtney graduated so we went down for her party. We were able to visit with our Lancaster family and see my Aunt Sally who's been battling pancreatic cancer. Made a stop to visit with our Hollow Rock friends and their twins. We went for Jeni's Ice Cream, I was happy it lived up to the hype. It was a quick trip but totally worth it. Now on with the summer of love and our 3 other weddings!!
|In the family room at the Jake|
|Shelly and her sisters and her sister-in-laws as bookends|