It was such a sweet time with family in Columbus, Nebraska that it was hard to say goodbye. Even though the kids were looking forward to the homeschooling conference in Omaha they kept saying they didn’t want to leave Grandpa and Grandma’s house.
In the couple of days before we left we were able to visit Grandma June a couple of times. She is Jason and I’s last living grandparent. It just seems like the other day that most of our grandparents were still with us. We cherished our time with June!
My mother-in-law and I slipped out of the house without the kids and husbands for a couple of hours. Jason and his dad are so much alike in the way that they think. It is so fun to get together and realize, “Oh so it’s not just me!” Fun times!
Later we picked up the girls and did a little shopping downtown Columbus in the beautiful, quaint little shops. I held my breath as if that would keep my rambunctious kiddos from breaking anything. Thankfully, no major mishaps!
The girls were treated to malts in this little soda shop in a drug store that just celebrated it’s 85th birthday! We didn’t think they would finish their huge glassfuls, but they were devoured in no time! We made so many wonderful memories!
And so we said goodbye and began our journey to Omaha for the Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Conference.
Crystal Green says
Ahh man, the memories your kids will have to share for years to come from this trip you’ve taken. I love the fact that you got to enjoy the drug store ice cream shop. Those don’t exist in so many places anymore (like my area.) Your trip is making me miss some of the good times from my childhood that I wish I could give to my kids as well. I’m so glad you were able to do that with your kids. I love all the pictures.
It’s nice to know your not alone with the issues you have to deal with concerning your spouse. It’s great to be able to laugh about them.
I look forward to the homeschooling conference posts.
We LOVE taking our (grown-up) kids to the local soda shop when we return to Nebraska for my husband’s family reunion every other year! It’s such a treat to share the same experiences/places with them that we enjoyed way back when we were growing up = )