I used to be able to blog and travel simultaneously, but it seems that lately it’s one or the other. 🤨 Oh well. That’s life I guess. At least going forward.
Going Forward is just where we have been for the last few days. Our Grand-One is preggers — I believe I mentioned that a couple months ago — and she’s due in July.
We just finished the round of baby showers — one here in Milwaukee, and the following weekend one in Minneapolis. Needless to say we are tickled pink (it’s a girl, but we’d be tickled some color even if it was a boy as well). Mom and baby are doing well, the world hasn’t exploded, and signs are good for everyone having a great 2019.
The shower in Minneapolis was hosted by Melanie’s hubby’s two sisters — Rachel is seen here, Sarah was hiding I guess. Melanie had to try on all the gifts — so I’m told. Us guys went away for a few hours to let the femmes have time to themselves and with 20 some gals all giggling and cavorting it’s probably a good thing. Too much estrogen. 😀
After it was all said and done grandma got together with mom and grand-one for a photo…
And after that Drew’s parents hosted the assembled family members (13 of us) for dinner at Cucina de Barrio. I’m not much for Mexican food… well, that’s a bit of an overstatement, it’s not that I don’t LIKE it, it’s just that I never think to eat it. Anyway, the restaurant was one of those tapas sorts of places and it’s not something we normally do. I found it really challenging. I kind of like to get a plate of food and then tuck into it. This idea of ordering a never ending stream of small dishes just seems to haphazard! Oh well, we had great food, even better company, the two families are melding together nicely and that’s all a pretty good result for a couple of young adults who met exploring the underwater drains of Chicago!
I’m really happy for Melanie. It’s rough trying to find a partner in this world. And by all the evidence we have to date Drew was a pretty good find. They seem to accommodate each other in so many ways and even though Melanie came from a tiny family and Drew from a humongous family they are managing the needs and expectations of both in an admirable manner.
This will be Drew’s parents first grand child, and our first great grand child — there are new lessons and new experiences ahead for us all.
It was a quick weekend for us. Katy drove up and back with us — so we had her company (never a bad thing!) for the journey and as a spare driver. But after a few trips back and forth to the Dells and now this trip to Minneapolis, I’m ready for a couple weeks of going nowhere!