|My little big brother David|
|Brennan and Makenzie love sports|
|My first card from my niece Makenzie, I will keep it forever|
Angie and I were both surprised at how many options she had at her local grocery store. There were organic options on every isle. She was very shocked at the price tag at the register. She expected it to be so much more expensive and came home anxious to tell my brother about the affordability of switching some of their foods to organic. We had a week of healthy meals for dinner, I showed Angie some of my quick one pot recipes that are easy to make on a week night. They have both loved coming home each night to dinner made and say they are gonna get spoiled and not want me to leave.
|Brennan you have touche my heart deeply, I just love you so much.|
|It was so nice to enjoy some sunshine after all the rain|
in Iowa, we had the best Sunday ever.
Since being here at my brothers he has made me a couple meals too and they had deer meat in them, I was surprised at how lean the meat is and figured it is probably healthier than cattle raised on a ranch. I swore I would never eat dear my whole life, but how could I turn my little brother down and the meals were really good.
Launa and I had an awesome week my last week in Iowa, while she wasn't feeling well and we didn't get as much work done as she'd liked us too we did get to know each other better and I also got to know her grandkids she is raising and tow of her sons. Launa is another one breaking the chain, with her daughter unable to care for her grandkids currently she is helping them with all the love and stability she can offer them.
|Whoop Ass Jalapeno Steak Sauce|
I couldn't help but take a picture of these bottles totally cracked me up.
It isn't easy for Launa as she has passed her child raising years and is a full time nurse, she makes the best of it and reminds me so much of my own grandmother in my earlier years when I used to go visit and get a taste of what stable living and normal family life was like. I was able to share with her what a difference my own grandmother made in my life during the tough years and I think that helped her heart smile a bit.
|Launa and her granddaughter at Fat Annies where they took me for dinner.|
I look forward to many more visits over the years, David and I promised each other after our father died not to wait so long to see each other again. This visit is a needed and blessed one and one I will always cherish for years to come.
I love you all from a place of wholeness for the love of family, all our children and the knowing that hope is alive in the world through them.
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