Donuts, cookies and concerts

We started this day with Randy and Amelie going to multiple donut shops and bringing home a feast. While they were out, Jessica made a bunch of bacon. It was awesome.

This was my tester plate of deliciousness.

Amelie again loving the dogs at the Peterman’s house.

The grown ups all went to see Andy McKee live in concert in the evening. We had such a nice time and he is such a great player.

Jessica also introduced me to these cookies which are over the top, absolutely amazing!! It was a great day!

First Day in Colorado

We made our yearly drive up to Colorado to see the Peterman’s and spend Thanksgiving with them. And I was so happy for the girls that it snowed at the start!!

After the snow the girls came in to play. Nadia disappeared with Evie, Dani started crafting and Amelie wanted to play with the dogs. A great first day in Colorado!

Visit to Joplin

In November Mike’s sister Sharon got very sick and was hospitalized and it was dire enough that we felt we needed to pack up and go up to Joplin to see her. We got checked into a hotel and headed straight over to see her in the ICU. The girls were amazing in the waiting room considering they were unable to go back to see her and they just had to keep busy. They did a great job being quiet and respectful because there were several very sad people waiting also. After visiting, our niece took us to try a burger place called Mojo’s and it was great. Dani had to hug her and tell her thank you for bringing us to a place with such great food.

Looking out the window while the parents got everything packed up. We headed back to the hospital after breakfast and while visiting we got the great news that Sharon was going to be moved out of the ICU and into a regular room. It was really amazing since they thought she would be in the ICU for weeks!! We waited for the move to the new room and then took the girls to see her. I was so happy they had the chance to see her since they had been so good in the ICU waiting room.

On the way out of town the next day we tried this pizza place and it was wonderful. It was a great place to take our Taggie trip photo.