Sunday, September 21, 2014

Oshkosh rambling

At the end of last week I made a little solo trip to the city where I attended university. Oshkosh is a place that I will always hold dear in my heart. I visited old haunts alone, which I usually find reassuring, before meeting Ashley for dinner and long conversation. I miss that city more than I'd like to admit, though I try to remember that it is not the same time, we are not the same people, and it is not the same city I had back then. 

As I drove home I thought about the many times before that I had driven south from Oshkosh and how my family was always at the end of that drive. Now with my parents moved out of state it felt different, even knowing that Richard and Wicket were still waiting for me at the end. The night drive was so dark, I'd forgotten how dark that drive was, especially without the moon overhead. It felt a bit like the end, I suppose. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Summer highlights

This summer was down right amazing. Here are some of the highlights. 

My parents and sister officially moved to Florida and we get to visit them after the new year. Here we are on the last day at the old house in Wisconsin. Pardon the haggard looks on our faces - we had spent those last couple days loading the trailer. 

I had so much more time with the girls this summer than any previous year, and Miss H is 4 now so we were able to go on so many more adventures. 

There was lots of froyo to be had!

I went to the Renaissance Faire for the very first time, Patti was kind enough to invite me.