Now that C, Ivan, and I live back in M town, we try and visit C's parents (and our dogs) every weekend. Sometimes we don't make it quite that often, but we always have a great time when we do! And Ivan is the luckiest little guy ever, as he has two sets of adoring grandparents (and SO many dogs) very close!
In these photos, C parked the truck with a loaded trailer at the entrance to the driveway, so we all walked down to the house!
The Jeep is finally home! Along with other . . . stuff.
Not asleep, but definitely cuddling with Daddy. The snow was bright!
Ivan spent the day in PJs, but they didn't slow him down - he's been pulling up on the couch. Sometimes he turns to make sure someone is watching. Oh, and he's sure he doesn't need to hold on to the couch with both hands, but he does.
Well, this morning began early. Ivan and I had to take Abby (my parents' dog) to the chiropractor about 40 minutes away. Thankfully, sister B agreed to meet us. Hyper wiener dog + unhappy Ivan = not fun, but with sister B, we had man-on-man defense going and it was all good. We all came back to M town, regrouped, and headed downtown. Ended up at the coffeehouse, Swiss chocolate gelato, Italian sodas (raspberry cherry for me, strawberry peach for her, & Ivan stuck his fingers in the gelato while I wasn't looking), & A FRIEND!
So awesome to run into her! And even better, this is B, and she spends enough time with our family that she knows sister B & me & she adores Ivan. We enjoyed an hour or so with her and all of our sugar.
Then back home to let sister B change a diaper and have a talk with Ivan:
*Later this evening, my dad called from AZ (where he & mom were) and let me know my grandpa passed away. He will be terribly missed - he was known to be a joking, happy, ornery man. Sister B and I are so lucky that we have an abundance of awesome memories of Grandpa H. I'll find some good photos for all of you soon. I can't help but smile even thinking of him - that's how great he was.
One half of a modern, revolutionary, midwestern couple with a mini-me. We live on a small patch of land in the country, complete with three dogs, assorted guns, old trucks, and some bees. We like to create or fix about anything.