I took Ryan to Iowa for my cousin's memorial service. Lisa died in April and her wish was to be cremated and buried near our grandparents in Iowa. It didn't really hit me that she was gone until we had the service at the cemetery. Lisa loved our family so much and since she was the oldest cousin she had the best stories about our family. I will never forget her laugh either. She is and will always be greatly missed.
Almost all of my cousins came back for the weekend. While the weekend was sad, we also enjoyed reminiscing about Lisa and catching up with each other.
On Saturday morning, we went to the school in Boxholm for the final open house. Matt and I went to elementary school there and my parents went there for high school. The building is older than I remember and I remember it being pretty old! It was fun to see it again, but sad at the same time because they are going to tear the building down. The town is too small to support a school anymore.
|Playing on the playground|
|He didn't want to leave!|
Ryan enjoyed all of the attention he was given throughout the weekend too since he was the only little one around.
|Stan and Ryan|
|Hanging out with Grandpa before bed|
|The next day. He took a really long nap!|
I may have taken a picture of the pack 'n play and sent it to Andy (yeah, I wasn't really thinking), but I'll spare you!
Mom took Ryan and I to Des Moines on Monday to meet Andy, Drew and Kayley. They were excited to see Grandma and tell us all about their weekend. We had lunch with Mom and then headed back to Illinois.