This past weekend Sarah, the boys, and I all traveled out to the Omaha, Nebraska area. We went primarily to go to my cousin’s wedding, but also to see family. My mother just recently moved out there with my brother, so it was also an opportunity to spend some time with them and see their new place. Here are some various pictures from our time there this weekend.
Here are some wonderfully bright mums outside my grandmother’s new assisted living facility.
My grandma (my mom’s mom) was able to see the boys. This was the first time she had met Ezra and the last time she had seen Micah was last year at Thanksgiving.
Micah investigates my Aunt’s cell phone as Ezra watches.
The trees seemed to be right at their peak while we were visiting.
Micah and Ezra got to preview their halloween costumes at my grandma’s facility. There was a trick-or-treating event at my Grandma’s facility. So the boys got to preview their new halloween costumes. They are the tortoise and the hare.
It was towards the end of the evening and the boys were a bit tired, so getting a good picture was hard to do. Rabbits move quickly!
Here’s one with the boys and me.
And all four of us!
Ezra the Tortoise liked great-grandma’s necklace.
Ezra liked sitting on Great-Grandma’s lap.
While at my mom’s new house Micah really enjoyed going in and out onto the deck, opening and closing the screen door.
My mom’s neighbors have a nice little pond with some pumpkins and big fish.
One of my mom’s trees was rapidly dropping it’s orange leaves throughout the time we were there.
Ezra is able to keep himself entertained pretty well.
Uncle Matt feeding Ezra some lunch.
Don’t mess with a man while he’s eating.
Bright orange sunsets make for dramatic pictures.
A beautiful midwestern sunset.
Sunset with trees that have already given up their leaves for the year.
This is the fountain in Bayliss Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa where my mom and my grandmothers live.
The lighting was bad, but here’s Micah riding a squirrel at Bayliss Park.
AND kissing one. (He’s so affectionate.)
Mommy and Micah standing at the fountain.
As Micah climbed up on the fountain the air all around seemed to glow orange from the beautiful sunset.
Here’s a shot f the fountain before the sun had gone below the horizon.
Here’s a shot of the fountain after the sun went down
Quite a bit blurry, but this is a handheld shot with the shutter open longer than a second.
Here’s a rare shot of Micah and me in front of a beautiful tree in my mom’s backyard.
My cousin Becky and her immediate family. Such a lovely group!
Becky and Luke exchanging their vows.
The newly married couple being pronounced as man and wife.
My favorite moment in a wedding is just after they have been pronounced husband and wife. The bride and groom always glance at each other and flash each other the most authentic and best smile of the night.
Some of the lights at the wedding.
These are some of the epic wedding decorations. These paper bells were each individually made and strung up by various members of my family in preparation for the wedding. Amazing idea – and a lot of work!
This is outside at Slowdown – the venue where they were married.
Grandma and Micah make a Mr. Pumpkin Head jack-o-lantern together.
Micah and grandma putting on the various facial features of Mr. Pumpkin Head.
Ezra and his drum.
A post-wedding family get together.
NFL football in the morning!
Micah and Ezra sharing some snuggles in grandma’s chair.
Some birds on a grey day in Nebraska.
We stopped for a bit at my grandparents’ lake house. Here’s grandma and Micah walking down the hill to the water.
Another shot of grandma and Micah.
The Beaver Lake water tower.
Sarah looking out the window towards the lake. She spotted a bald eagle!
Ezra sitting around like a boss.
Ezra snuggles with Grandma while Micah gets consoled by mommy.
A look out towards the lake.
Micah’s sitting with his other great-grandmother.
Ezra and great-grandma Seaman met for the first time on this trip. They are over 94 years apart in age!
Ezra hanging out with great-grandma
Mommy and Ezra reading together.
Mommy and Ezra reading.
Ezra and great-grandma Knott.
Ezra and grandma.
Ezra, grandma, and Micah sneaking away…