This past weekend, we had the great privilege of having my family out to the homestead for a little meatloaf and bonfire action. Only about 6 of them were able to make it, but we’ll take what we can get. On that front, I’d like to give a little shoutout to my far away siblings whom we love and miss. Nathan, Kelly, and my best buddy Miles (almost 1!!) are staked out in New York City, sacrificing a year and a half of their lives in the name of higher education. Nathan (my oldest bro), is talented and creative enough to have gotten into Columbia’s Master’s program for Architecture, and from what I hear, is one of the best in his class!! Sorry for bragging… and the other shout out is to Caleb (number 4), who resides in a not-so-far-away St. Paul, makin memories with his home-boys, and gaining the skills necessary to be the Physical Therapist for the Chicago Bears. The rest of us are stranded in Iowa… I mean, enjoying the beauty of corn and cattle!! Of all people, I guess I can’t talk… being the country girl that I am. What’s not to LOVE!
Wow, I got WAY off track. Back to the family weekend get-together: so we had a little home cookin and headed down to the massive burn pile (brush contributions largely from Mr. and Mrs. Tim Klinge). The flames were easily 10 feet in the air, and provided enough warmth for us all to chill comfortably on such a nippy October evening. And, the stars were out like you wouldn’t believe. It’s one of my favorite things about living in the country: the stars are SO SO bright, and there are so many! Amazing.
After our booties got a little raw from sitting on cold hard asphalt, we all came in for a little hot cocoa and a board game. Ain’t nothin I’d rather be doin on a Saturday night, folks! It was some kind of spectacular.