Picture of the day: July 10
Benji is getting so big!
Friday, July 10:
Our last day at the Rushes. Sleep in. Nertz, Beach and boating. Lunch. Not licked yet custard. Adults dinner and kids movie night.
Mom and Dad spent their lunch time with us most days. It was fun to visit and eat with them and Micah and Kiah.
We went to Custard early and then we took the kids back and the adults went out to dinner. Rick and Michelle’s families had already left by Friday night 🙁
And then the reunion was over:
PICTURE OF THE DAY – July 7th
Michelle and Millie going on a little walk. I love this picture because Millie loves her Chelle. Michelle lives next door so Millie has adopted Michelle as her 2nd mom.
Tiago started trying to smile! Might have been gas but it was CUTE!
Tuesday July 7:
We went swimming at the pool in the morning because that’s what the kids were wanting to do. After lunch we headed over for the Family Reunion Volleyball game:
After volleyball we played at the lake until dinner – We had Tacos at Pete and Amanda’s condo and played some baseball after dinner:
Not everyone played baseball:
All of the cousins were so helpful with our kids!! I really can’t tell you how cool it was. They played with Millie and Ray a ton. And they all took turns holding Tiago. Carter was chillin with Ray this whole night and EVERYONE tried to help Millie throughout the week.
Everyone ended the night with a HIKE TO THE CREEPY CABIN! The cabin is in the woods and it is creepy. Cali, Pack, and Benji were determined to go! so they did and it was SCARY:
We got up and went to the 4th of July parade in Waukesha with Rick’s family. Ben snapped this picture of John Malan driving by because he was the weather man when they were kids and Ben was in a commercial with him.
After the parade we loaded up to head to Door County for the family reunion. We stopped for Kopps custard on our way out, of course. Flavor of the day was birthday cake cake batter for the 4th and it was delicious.
We stopped to buy food for the week and then we made it to our condo where we checked in and got unpacked for a week of fun!
We said Hi to some of the family that evening but didn’t stay out too late. We watched some of the surrounding harbor fireworks and called it a night. Later that night Ben and Shan and I played One Night Werewolf to learn the rules so we could teach it to the rest of the family… pretty sure I won.
7am leave our house and dog in the care of Brady and Kelsey.
We asked Shannon to come on the trip with us and she agreed! The DAYS of driving would deter most people but Shanny was up for the challenge. She was our super helper/nanny and our fun/entertainer. We loved having her along on our vacation.
11:22 am First stop Rawlins WY. After the first stop we let them use electronics… 40 minutes later we are back on the I-80.
5pm We pull in to North Platte, NE. 5:40 leave w/ mcdonalds.
8:40 Lincoln, NE super 8. Really 9:40 local time. Check in to our hotel rooms and get some sleep.
Friday July 3rd we got up and ate donuts and were on the road again at 9am, except we forgot to gas up so we stopped again at 10am.
2:50 Dubuque iowa, 3:20 leave
3:30 entering Wisconsin
6:00 Brookfield WI Kopps. We made it to our first destination!! We ate yummy burgers, ordered too many fries and topped it all off with Custard 🙂
Then we drove 30 minutes to Rick and Jen’s house in Mukwonago. We got to spend the evening with them: we visited and did a few fireworks and stayed the night. FYI – Mosquitoes there are always intense.