Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ahhh....Home Again!

Well, after a wonderful 10 day whirlwind trip around the Midwest, we are home again!! I have to admit it is nice to be back, although we had a wonderful trip and spent great time with friends and family!

Our last weekend we spent in Omaha with R&M. Friday night we headed downtown to the Old Market to this pizza joint. It was so good! I have to say it was the BEST Thai chicken pizza I've ever had!







Afterwards we headed to a local ice cream shop that serves homemade ice cream. I got a concord grape ice cream that was very good. Reminded me kind of like laffy taffy. Very sweet.















Saturday we did a little shopping and then we headed to the zoo! I have heard great things about the Omaha zoo but have never been. We spent 3-4 hours there and had a great time. It really is a nice zoo!! And the weather was perfect!






The aquarium was nice.... Loved the underwater tunnel with the sharks swimming overhead. (Ok, not really! I have a horrible fear of sharks and kept envisioning the glass breaking!) I'm not sure why I have such a fear of sharks having lived about as far away from the ocean as one can get my whole life. Maybe I was scarred seeing JAWS at a young age!!!












One of my favorite animals is the giraffe. I just LOVE them. I really don't see how a person could go to the zoo and see the variety of animals and sea life etc.. and not believe in God. I just think He had an amazingly fun time creating everything!!!














Sunday we packed up R & M's apartment and Steve and K headed back to Iowa and he dropped her off at her apartment to get settled in for another year of school. I can't believe how fast the time with her went!!! I rode back home with M who was coming home early for a job interview Monday morning. And.... she got the job!!!!!!! A 3rd grade teaching position at a public school her in Cedar Falls! Now I cannot even begin to tell you how excited we are for her (and proud of her!!). This is a very difficult district to get in to, especially as a new teacher!! She starts tomorrow and couldn't be more excited!!

Sumo was very happy to see us when we got home! He did fairly well while we were gone. Had one major accident (which is very unlike him) but we can deal with that. He was quite anxious to pose for a blog photo and I reassured him that Sophie will not be taking over that job for him!! Here he is with my latest scarf project. I cast on another Fan and Feather scarf out of Wollmeise for the Ravelempics Scarf Stroke. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have trouble finishing it by the end of the Olympics with everything else going. but I'll give it a try.









And the very fun news is that A is home from his summer in Colorado!!! He got home late last night and we get him for almost 2 weeks before he starts his senior year in college! Sumo is always so happy to have any of his kids home (and can never quite figure out why they choose to leave!!). There are several reasons that I think we will be seeing more of A this fall! (One being little Sophie!) The other is a new 'friend' that A met out in Colorado who goes to school here at UNI. I'll keep you posted.....


Until Next Time....

11 comments:

rohanknitter said...

Wow, a very busy time....but fun! I've always been scared to death of sharks -- I totally blame it on Jaws!!

ps. congrats to M on the job!

KSee said...

Just look at that smile on Sumo! He is smiling as big as A.

Mary said...

I'm so glad that you had such a wonderful trip.
Tell Sumo he'll always be my #1.
Give him a big hug and a treat for me.
I am so happy that your daughter in law got a job.Congratulations to all.

AR said...

Family trips are the best! Congrats to M on the new job.
Enjoy your time with A until school starts. I can't believe it's time for that already!

monica said...

Sounds like a wonderful getaway.
Congrats to M on the new job!!! How excting for her.
Sumo looks like he is smiling in the pic with A. Enjoy the the rest of his summer break with him.

hakucho said...

I'm so relieved that Sumo still has his job intact. He might need a little assistant now and them ;)

Jknits said...

It sounds like a great trip. I love the zoo pics. That looks like a great scarf pattern - pretty and just interesting enough.

Sumo defintely looks happier to have another of his peeps around.

Robin said...

I remember taking Punkin to the zoo there and her getting very upset when we tried to leave the penguins. It is a great zoo. Except for some of those hills.

Beverly said...

So happy for you that R&M will be nearby. My children went to school in Cedar Falls and graduated from CFHS ... recently I saw the new Cedar Heights Elementary School and was so impressed. I'm sure CF is lucky to have M as a teacher. By the way, I received my dragonfly drops from her Etsy shop tonight and love them. She is a multi-talented girl (just like her MIL)!

Alaina said...

HI

Just checking in to see if you were on board for dishrag tag...see you've been out of town :)

Love the picture of A and the dog...made me smile...don't you hate when "they" go away....

If you get a chance...stop by our forum and give your opinion on a name...

~Alaina
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Lovs2Knit said...

Looks like you all had a great time. I love the zoo. I think next year we'll take our kiddos to the zoo.

I have a healthy respect for sharks. There was a Jaws that took place in an aquarium that had one of those underground viewing areas. JAWS 3 I think.