Monday, November 7, 2016

Going Visiting

Last week, Leah and I loaded up the car and took a quick trip up to Nebraska to visit our Grandma and Aunt Marci. We had been wanting to do this for awhile now and were so glad it worked out!

We made the uneventful, 7+ hour drive and had quite an enjoyable time together. Road tripping with Leah is a lot of fun. :)

Anticipation was building as we got closer and passed by all the familiar surroundings . . . and then we were there! Welcomed with lots of hugs and smiles which was followed by hours of such good conversations and laughter.

From talking about world events, healthy eating/foods, to hearing what has been going on in their lives, to sharing about our own lives (which included a lot about trusting the Lord and seeing His hand working), reminiscing about childhood memories and memories of when Aunt Marci, Dad and their siblings were little (so fun to hear!), and much more.

It was so special to be able to spend that time with them and just be together again!

As darkness fell, Aunt Marci fixed us a delicious meal for dinner, and then we talked until bedtime. The next morning after enjoying breakfast, we had several more much enjoyed hours before we needed to head for home. First, though, we had to take a few photos!

Grandma and Leah

Grandma and me

Aunt Marci taking a photo of Leah and Shiloh (their sweet dog which ate up all the attention he could get!)

The hours during our stay passed by all too quickly, and then we began the drive home . . . .

Empty fields, recently harvested

About halfway home, we were ready for a break so we stopped, soaked in a brief bit of sunshine, and went for a quick run which was so refreshing! We also saw this giant snapping turtle . . .

Leah getting a photo of him . . . he wasn't the friendliest creature. :)

The remainder of our drive included a bit of a detour as thanks to an accident on the road we were on, we detoured through the heart of Kansas City (in pouring rain) avoiding the traffic jam on the other road.

Eventually, we made it home! Just behind a huge storm that left in its wake many downed branches, leaf and branch littered roads, and hail. Thankfully, we had just missed it!

What a wonderful trip it was and so special to be able to spend that time with our Grandma and Aunt Marci! Thank you both so much for having us and for the wonderful time with you!

We are already looking forward to our next trip up. :)


  1. Oh Sarah, there is no one quite like a Grandma! I so loved mine, and I try to be all that she was to my own grandchildren. It must have been such a delight for her to see you.

    1. So true, Elizabeth! I can just imagine what a wonderful Grandma you are. :) You have such a warm and caring heart which I am sure is a very great blessing to all those who know you and especially your grandchildren!

  2. I am so happy that you had such an enjoyable trip. God bless.

    1. Thank you, Suze! We were so glad we could go!

  3. I drive that bridge in KC all the time!

  4. Really?! We must have been so close to you! Sometime when we are over there, we should try to get together!

  5. Yep, I live about 20 minutes from that bridge. You should let me know when you're comig through town!

  6. We will certainly do so, Amy, when we go through and have time to stop! Would be so nice to meet you!


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