Happy Monday! Today and tomorrow we have parent/teacher conferences until 8 p.m. at the school so it’s going to be a long couple of days.
After Travis’ grandpa passed away last weekend, we rearranged schedules so we could make it back for the visitation on Thursday night. We left right after I got out of school (I literally had to kick a kid out of my classroom at 3:15 p.m. so I could leave on time- ha!) and then we drove straight back to Sabetha.
We spent the next couple of hours that night at their church, greeting friends and family and sharing stories. I love small towns where everyone is connected and knows one another. 🙂
On Friday, we were up nice and early for the funeral. It was a beautiful service and evident to see how much of an impact Richard had on many people. He was a teacher and family man with such a big heart. He even worked at K-State for a few years as a professor, and it was cool to see that Pat Bosco sent flowers to the church (Love that K-State pride!). Travis’ work also sent the most beautiful and HUGE arrangement to the church. (I’ve moved this around in my house so many times trying to find a place where they look right).
We ate lunch at the church and then went back to Travis’ parents’ house to hang out for a few hours. We napped, played games with the kids, and played with his parents’ new kittens before we decided to drive back home to Manhattan.
We made it home Friday night around suppertime and Travis’s little brother, Trae, drove up from Washburn to spend the night. He was up for the football game and decided to make a full weekend of it.
On Saturday, the dreary rain and overcast weather led me to a quick decision that I wasn’t going to the game. Travis went and tailgated. He attempted to watch the game, but after the first rain delay of two hours, he called it quits and came home to finish watching on the comfort of our couch.
What a long, drawn-out game with several other rain delays. Trae stayed for the whole game with friends (rain ponchos and all). That is dedication!
I had a true lazy day on Saturday, doing laundry, reading, and watching a movie. With weather like that, I didn’t even feel bad about it!
Travis and I both regrouped that evening to meet up with my parents in Aggieville. Their group of friends had The Lou locked down, and it was a blast talking to everyone and being in that fun environment. (My parents and their friends always go to The Lou, and Travis and I only go when they are in town. It’s definitely an older type of bar- to us at least 😉 ).
When my parents and their group left for food, we met up with Zach and Emily at Auntie Maes. We talked and drank with them for a few hours there, and then moved our party over to Fats. Neither Travis or I had ever gotten a fishbowl from Fats (They are “famous” for their fishbowls) so Emily ordered one for all four of us to share. It was super sweet, and I was glad we had decided to split one. We met up with Coleman and some of his friends there before going home around 12:30 p.m.
The next morning, Travis decided to clean our cars and do some house work outside while I finished laundry, cleaned, and blogged.
That night was our last softball game of the fall season. It’s been so much being with this new group of friends, but it will be nice to have our Sunday evenings back, especially as it gets chillier.
Hope you had a good weekend! Enjoy the week ahead!
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