On Saturday night, Karmen brought me back to my field. She stayed through our Gospel Meeting on Sunday, so I got to enjoy a little more time with her before the lovely holiday weekend was officially over.
To celebrate Karmen's 28th birthday, we met Grandma and Grandpa Rodgers at a hotel in Champaign on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Before parting ways on Saturday, we made many special memories and took a few pictures. Here's a sampling.
My lovely parents
The only picture we have of Kyle. He's on the other end of the "line." We missed you, buddy!
Karmy & her gram
Karmy & her mama
Grandpa & his newfound friend
I'm not sure what Fleece was saying here, but I am sure it was worth hearing!
We got to share the delicious pound cake made by Grandma. Yum!
My grandma makes the most amazing granola you've ever put in your mouth. She makes me some every time I come, for which I am most truly grateful. This was Fleece's first time to enjoy this amazing cereal. She gives it two hooves (hoofs) up.
This was only entertaining for SOME of the LiaBraatens. However, those of us who stayed indoors were happy to enter into the victories of the mighty fishermen as long as they cleaned up before they got too close!
A family of masseurs? masseuses? masseese? back rubbers
Reach, Catie, Reach!
Double duty as a scalp rubber
The lovely result
The ever-present LiaBraaten back rubbing chain. Stinks to be at the end! That's why they usually end up in a circle. Circles don't work too well on stairs though. So let's all have a moment of silence to express our sympathy for Lacie and assume that Catie paid her back later. (No pun intended)