Thursday, October 20, 2011
We took a trip back home to Indiana the first week of October. Got to spend the weekend with my bestie in Cincinnati & check out their cool new digs downtown. Em got the spend some quality time with her buddy Sophie, we did an adult date night out to dinner & to see Contagion (where's my damn alcohol gel?!), spent some great family time with the Garretts walking around the river front...so cool. We headed over the Indiana & saw Keith's parents, grandparents, aunt/uncle, and brother/family. Had to make a stop at the Pizza Shack in Tipton, of course. We headed to my hometown, Logansport, for a few days with my Dad...hit Mr. Happy Burger for a pork tenderloin, snapped a pic of Emerson in the Happy Trolley & played at Spencer Park for a while. Em got a tour of my cousin's dairy farm & we visited some relatives on my Dad's side. Then, on the North Manchester for Manchester College's (soon to be Manchester University?! So not right) Homecoming, where I got to have lunch with a dear old friend who is making some exciting life changes & getting ready to sojourn to Nepal at the end of the year. Ran into my favorite professor & his wife, and got to say hello. They are the epitome of what I want to be when I grow up...adventurous, daring & just darn nice people. We got to celebrate my Mom's 60th birthday while we were there...scoring a corgi cake for my mama was a highlight of the day! We spent time with my Gram, aunt/uncle & brother, who all got to meet Liam for the first time.