Friend Visit

A couple of Susan’s friends from college came to visit the for a couple of days. Jen Valorose and her boys came down from Minneapolis and Sarah Olson-Smith came with her kids, from Davenport. They all spent the night Thursday. On Friday morning we went to the science center and then the ladies went out for dinner that night.

Science Center kids

Herrel Visit

The Box!

This weekend we were fortunate enough to be visited by the Herrels! They arrived on Friday and left Monday morning. Highlights included a pizza adventure, soccer games, a visit to a pumpkin patch, and Leah & Lucia’s birthday party.

Visit from the Hyland Clan

This weekend, my parents, the Donleys, and the Beinkempers ( sans Will) all made the trip to Des Moines. We spent most of the weekend hanging out at our house, but enjoyed a few outings to the East Village, Ledges State Parks, and The Machine Shed.

Exploring Boston

Today I took the day off work and we explored Boston.

The day started with my favorite parking spot of all time. They had special parking for trucks, up on the curb.

We headed into Boston on the T. You know I love the public transit. I don’t think we have any pictures of the way home, when we got stuck on the train for 45 minutes because of an issue with another train.

We found the Freedom Trail in Boston Common.

Susan and the littles enjoyed some time on the lawn.

We stumbled up on the Wacky Chad show, and I got to help him onto his unicycle.


We stopped for gelato and cannoli in the Italian area – I forget what it is called.

Our last two stops were the Paul Revere House. . .

and the Old North Church, where the lanterns were posted. The Trail continued, but we did not.

Back at the farm we had a lovely dinner with Adrienne and the kids enjoyed the barn swing.