On Memorial Day weekend, we took a very short trip to visit my family in Illinois. It was a great, but too short. It was interesting to see how things have changed in the six months since I moved to Oklahoma. My nephews and niece got bigger. One of them got really tall. Another one will be going away to college in a few months.
It was nice to see some things hadn’t changed. Interacting with the family felt so familiar and comfortable. It was as if I had never left. It was a great time and I was sad to leave after only three days.
Here are some of the highlights…
My sister made sure the deep dish pizza was waiting for me when I came in the door. I miss that pizza. No, I didn’t eat the whole thing. I only had two pieces. But in the three days I was there, I gained six pounds.
On Sunday, after church, we had a birthday party for my dad. He turned 70 that day.
On the last night we were there, I went bowling with some of the family. I am a terrible bowler. I usually get one strike per game, but for whatever reason I was on a roll that night. This was my best game ever and a perfect way to end our trip. And by the way, that is not my nickname on the screen. One of my nephews was trying to be funny.