Okay, okay, so my sister Callie didn't just happen to be passing through. Even so, we were thrilled to have her spend a week and a half with us at the beginning of August. Here's a picture of the beautiful gal while at Stokes for her birthday dinner.
My cousin Betsy also came to visit in August. She's a writer who received funding to travel to Nebraska City and let her creative juices flow for three weeks. Fortunately, she was able to make a couple side trips to Omaha for inspiration as well. Here she is with my father at the Kanesville Tabernacle.
|Years ago, my Dad was heavily involved with the rebuilding of the Kanesville tabernacle--an extremely challenging yet worthwhile project.|
|The gardens were beautiful!|
|I love how this sculpture captures the strength of the early pioneer women.|
Last but not least, some great friends from our Illinois days stopped through Omaha during their move out to Rhode Island.
|The kids enjoyed playing together both inside...|
As I looked at this great picture, I had to chuckle and imagine what it would have been like to see this photo when we first moved to the U of I nine years ago. Not only would I have collapsed at the sight of so many munchkins, I probably couldn't have guessed which kids would eventually go with which parents.
Life certainly is unpredictable, but in great ways. Thanks for the visits!