Saturday, October 17, 2009


Last weekend I had a very nice surprise.  My Mom and Dad and Sister, Heather surprised me by coming to Kansas for the weekend.  Although things didn't go exactly as planned...Matthew and Ken had H1N1 and Matthew had pneumonia on top of that...we were still able to do some fun things.

The pictures below are on top of the Rock Monument in Pawnee Rock.  From the top of this Momument, you can see MANY of the surrounding towns.  The weather that weekend was pretty crumby, but it was still fun to go up there with Heather.  My Mom and Dad stayed in the car--they were FREEZING and had been up there before.

While they were here, we drove them around Great Bend and Larend so they could see where we used to live and where we go to school and work now, as well as just to show them where we call home now.

They were impressed with the fast pace life Kansans lead...20 minutes at Wendy's to get 3 frosty's and a milkshake. 

My favorite part of the visit was when we were just hanging out at their hotel and visiting while my Dad and I did a jigsaw puzzle together.  He mostly rearranged the pieces while I put it together, but we were a good team. 

They were able to go to church with us on Sunday and then Monday before they left, we went to Hoisington and ate lunch at a mennonite restaurant.  It was a fun weekend and I cried when they had to go back home.  Hopefull next time they come, we'll all be in better health and can spend more time together.

Thanks for coming you guys!  I LOVE YOU!


  1. That IS an awesome surprise! And I totally feel ya' for the SLOW fast food service... my goodness! By the way those flapjacks are awesome!! I might have to do that one Halloween EVE! :)

  2. How can your parents look EXACTLY the same as they did 15 years ago???
    We have the flu too... blech.

  3. Hi Dedra,

    How are you? It's nice to see the pics of your cute family. How is the old Great Bend Ward? It seems like a lifetime ago and just like yesterday!

  4. Awesome!! Your family is so cool! I always love seeing pictures of your family. It takes me back to when we got to hear the fun stories you would share about them.

    I've been out of the blogging loop for over a month but wanted to tell you how much you mean to me.

    I was so touched by your post about Robert. You are an amazing mother and wife. I'm glad your gift came just in time to reinforce how loved and appreciated you are for all the amazing things you are to people. I'm sorry it took so long to tell you that.