Back from Sheboingboing

In more than a week I haven’t been home for more than 2 days straight. I’ve been down to Waverly, Iowa, to the lakes country part of Minnesota, and to my hometown of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. It’s going to feel strange to just be at home this week! It’s back to the normal, everyday life. It’s quite a downer compared to all the excitement of family and friends. I’ve got a long to-do list after being mostly gone for the past week. Coupons, groceries, cleaning, job hunting, etc. We’re also going to be having guests this weekend. One of my oldest friends (we’ve been friends for half our lives now) Katie and her boyfriend Bob will be flying in from Baltimore Friday night for the weekend. Katie is coming to visit her bro Dan who lives in town and then go visit her parents who live nearby in Wisconsin, and we get to be her bed & breakfast and spend some time with her. 🙂 It never gets TOO boring around here.

Trev and I had a really nice weekend in Sheboygan. We went to celebrate my parents 35th wedding anniversary, which is actually today. Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad! We left when Trev got home from work and arrived late Friday night. Saturday we had a delicious home-cooked lunch, took the dogs for a walk, and then headed over to Greek Festival with Mom and Dad by North Beach. We also ate some frozen custard from Cruisers. Trev had his air conditioning fixed in town so we wouldn’t have to deal with the loud fan on our drive back! Let me tell you, that wasn’t so fun on the six hour drive there! After we got the car back we headed back to my parents and shortly after that my brother Andy and his girlfriend Lisa picked us up for our double date. We went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. Andy was the only one who had been there before. We had a lot of fun and all enjoyed our meals. We then headed over to the brand new Harbor Pointe mini golf course by Lake Michigan and the Sheboygan River, by the Blue Harbor resort. It was a really fun time and I highly recommend it to anyone! Andy ended up winning. Both he and Lisa got hole-in-ones, and it was only Lisa’s second time mini golfing. It sure didn’t seem like it. After that we went to the see “Despicable Me” in 3-D and we all loved it. At first we thought we’d be the only ones in the theater, so we got the best seats in the house. Just as the movie started 3 more people came in and sat together, but that was it!

Sunday we all went to church, and afterwards my parents hosted the coffee hour with cakes and tortes and punch in honor of their anniversary. We then all headed over to The Bull in Sheboygan Falls for brunch. My dad’s sister Lu and her husband Bill came from Madison to celebrate. They are like grandparents to me but it has been too long since I saw them last! My bro Eric drove from Milwaukee, but his wife Brittany had to work so couldn’t make it. My bro Andy lives in town and he and his girlfriend Lisa were also there. It was such a nice time together as a family. Afterwards we went back to Mom and Dad’s for a little while and then we took off on the road for our long drive back. It was just a perfect, though short, weekend.

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