We are back!
The homecoming was unexplainable. The home team really put on a show. Both Taylor and I were nervous about all the attention but we were pleasantly surprised to say the least. It was amazing. Thanks to everyone that came out to show their support, Taylor was blown away by the communities outpouring. And a special thanks to Ben Hagarty for rallying the troops!
With so many people to see and so much to do, Taylor and I had to divide and conquer. After the excitement of the parade, when night fall hit, Taylor went to a bon fire with all the guys. They sat around the fire reminiscing on all the good times, soaking in guy time before our friend Mike got married. Oh so I was told since it was strict guys only invitation. I took this time to hang out with all my girls that I missed oh so much!
Just a relaxing day with the families… Taylor did lunch things with his family while I hung out with my family, spending the day shopping and hanging out. We reconnected with my family that night for dinner at Texas Road House.
Wedding Day! Such an amazing wedding, to put it mildly! It was beautifully decorated with the brides person touches. Everything from the ceremony, to the party bus, to the speeches, to the dinner went flawlessly. It seemed like nothing had changed. It was the same group of friends, hanging out, having fun, and catching up like we hadn’t spent a day apart. Oh yeah, and we danced the night away! So so so much fun!!
Once again; divide and conquer. Taylor hung out with family that flew in to see him. While I heading to Des Moines to hang out with my college friends. If you don’t know this about me…I love the sun, the heat, and everything involved. We went boating. Oh it was amazing to see the girls, soak up some sun, and get in one of my favorite summer activities, tubing!
Taylor drove! One of the good family friends brought over his 4 wheeler for Taylor to try out. After some duct tape, some 2×4’s, and a little practice Taylor was flying. There was only one small incident when Taylor turned a corner and his hand rolled off, disconnecting its self from his arm sending the 4 wheeler into oncoming traffic. Luckily Dan was there to save the day. He instantly grabbed the wheel, jerked them to the shoulder of the road, and popped Taylor’s hand back on so he could continue his travels.
As one lastl hoorah, a bunch of our friends came over on our last night in town. Nothing is done mediocre with our friends; we should know this by now. They put on a dangerously entertaining firework show for all.
Today we said our good byes to the families. We flew out of Waterloo. Although this time the airport road looked vastly different from when we flew in (a lot less American Flags, motorcycles, and people). The flight was quick because this plane had two jet engines. Taylor and I filled the flight time with a competitive game of Rummy. We didn’t even have time to finish the game of 500 Rummy before our pilot told us we were 20 minutes out and we could join him in the front for the landing if we wanted. We jumped on the opportunity to ask question after question regarding what to do next and why. It has us thinking it would be fun to get our pilot license
RUMMY! Our favorite card game!
There is a lot to firgure out!
After a busy, exhausting, but fun long weekend we thoroughly enjoyed relaxing this evening while catching up on some of our weekly shows. We know tomorrow, along with the rest of the week, will be jam packed with appointments and improving in the gym!