A lot of visiting took place over this past weekend. On Friday afternoon Sarah and I drove down to Naperville, IL to spend the evening with Aunt Maggie and Cousin Beth. They have moved into a beautiful new condo since the last time Justin or I had visited, so it was fun to see their new place, as well as to meet and play with their cats, Thunder and Creeper.
Thunder is still a young cat, and is full of energy and very playful. He enjoys the high shelves and ledges in their space.
Creeper is a bit older and definitely set in her ways. She like things the way she likes things, and she’ll be sure to let you know if you’re doing it wrong (Sarah! ). Here she is checking out the iPad, and finding that it is perfection itself.
After a fantastic breakfast in (thanks, Mag!), we all got ready and headed out a little early to make the drive over to Evanston, which is about an hour northeast of Naperville, north of Chicago. We stopped a little ways into the drive at a Trader Joe’s store, and I picked up a few items that are harder to find in Stevens Point, or at least, are fun to find at Trader Joe’s! The iPad again proved its worth by giving us perfect directions. The GPS feature it terrific!
We arrived at Cousin Sally’s bridal shower right on time, and enjoyed the chance to visit with family and snack on the sweets laid out. It was fun to see so many of the Gasper women had been able to make the trip to enjoy the shower together. Here is Aunt Nancy, Aunt Maggie, Sarah, and Aunt Jacque, squeezed onto the couch and being a bit silly.
Sally seemed to have a great time, playing silly shower games, opening fun, thoughtful, and beautiful gifts, and interacting with her sister Lynn, her brother’s girlfriend Cindy, as well as the other ladies in attendance.
We hope the very best for her and Alex’s marriage!
Sarah and I drove home right after the shower in order to spend Mother’s Day with our mothers. I joined Mom, Paul, Maria, and Grandma Mavis for a very nice lunch at Grandma’s retirement home. It was nice to laugh and visit and enjoy each others’ company. We also got to hear more of Mom and Paul’s adventures while out in Utah for the month of April. They had such a great time, and got a lot more sun than any of us expected!
I’m thankful to have been able to take a weekend to enjoy the company of such great women in my life!