July 17, 2017
Hard to believe that we are already on our last day in Wisconsin!
Steve, Sarah and I will leave tomorrow morning and Nathan and family will fly out tomorrow afternoon. For the past few days we have stayed pretty close to home but today we are headed out to Aunt Ruth’s house so we can get a little taste of traveling hither and yon in our visit. We are leaving in just a moment so here’s just a quick post . . .
Madison adores her Aunt Sarah–as you can probably tell.
My sister-in-law, Berit, was trying to give her husband, Tim, and Steve lessons in how to pose for a picture. Somehow the pose looks much better on her than it does on them.
First cousins and first cousins once removed and second cousins . . . don’t know exactly what labels apply where but the bottom line is that the cousins had fun together.
And here we have cousins and cousins-in-law which I guess all just boils down to plain ol’ cousins. It’s been funny watching Noah and Madison try to make sense of all the labels and titles. At one point, Noah was heard calling one of us Uncle Grandma. (works for me!)
At one point in the reunion, an unexpected, uninvited guest showed up. Steve and my brother-in-law, Arnold, were a little taken aback. The deer head actually belonged to my niece’s husband who had just picked it up at the taxidermist and thought it would add a little excitement to the family reunion.
Another picture of that darling girl.
Madison was involved in several chats with the “older ladies” in her life.
Here is Nathan with two of his favorite women.
The hammock they were in also played host to Sarah and Caleb where he dramatically tried to help her up.
Mom and Debbie enjoyed the early evening quietude and a discussion about the birds and the flowers around them.
And now off for some hithering and yon-ning.
Thrift stores, fuzzy socks
and conversing with my Yorkie
are all on the list of things I love.