Mom was visiting Grandma Baerwaldt so the kids and I stopped by for a short visit. Grandma has a cute little dog names Buddy to keep her company. Apparently, he is a busy little two year old who keeps grandma on her feet! I know how that can be! She gave the kids some Easter treats to munch on. We headed back to Mom's home for lunch and rest. It was nice to have some down time. Joe made a yummy dinner of garlic-rosemary chicken cooked sous-vide with a fresh broccoli soup. He has sous vide down to a science! We enjoyed some time out in the yard helping weed and smelling spring flowers. Phillip tried to help grandpa clean his truck with road salt and a sponge. Yikes.
Thursday the kids and I drove to Highland for a short visit with my Mission President and wife. They are in the middle of remodeling their home so are in a temporary apartment. Phillip helped himself to a sippy cup and milk from their cupboard and fridge while we talked. It was nice to catch up with them after so many years. I enjoyed remembering times from my mission 14 years ago. We met Miekka and kids at a nearby park for lunch. It was a bit cool and windy. The kids were tired so we did not last too long. I enjoyed a jaunt to Target and JoAnn's while Grandma watched the kids. Mom hosted a Passover dinner that evening. Everyone who could stopped by for dinner. We enjoyed seeing Jeff! Everett LOVED the radish salad. He ate almost 4 servings.
Friday I had a nice visit with Grandma Baerwaldt sans kids. I loved those days spent with her in Wellsville! Then I had lunch with an old work colleague. Fun times. Jana got pizza for dinner. We watched the rest of Annie with her. Rudy showed up during the movie. Phillip was a little concerned when Annie was hanging off the bridge. When she was saved he exclaimed, "Mom, I soooo happy!" Amelia asked if Jana was "in looooove with Rudy all snuggled up with him on the couch, they are so cute mom."
We drove home Saturday! Literally took us all day to get home. So thankful for the iPatch (iPad) for smoothing over a couple of rough patches on the drive home. Justin got a fun welcome home when we drove up after the Priesthood session. All the kids had on headlamps waiting for him outside. Justin worked hard on painting the cabinets. The cabinet doors need some more work but the project should be completed this week. He also purchased a new gun while I was gone! A .22 Browning Buck Mark pistol is now part of our family. I came down with a head cold after experiencing a couple days of spring in Utah. I hate allergies! We enjoyed a quiet conference day at home. Now we are getting the house back in order and recovering from vacation. Looks like we might get some snow and rain in the next 24 hours. Hooray!