Ben was a hoot at the wedding, getting his dance on in the side gazebo. I caught a little video of it but am so sad to say that it somehow and I really have no clue how, got erased from our camera. The rest of the pictures were taken by my sister-in-law so I have nothing else to show for the night
While in Lincoln, Nebraska we took some time to visit a couple local parks and drive the neighborhoods. It is an adorable little town/city and there are some gorgeous old homes. Steve's grandparents lived in Lincoln and raised Steve's dad there.
Steve has many fond memories from visits with his grandparents there. We also stayed in Omaha for a night as that is where we flew in (way cheaper). We visited the Omaha zoo which is pretty awesome, Hay street market area which has awesome old buildings and brick streets and is on the water. Our hotel also had a water parks of sorts (more like a water features and two little slides) which was like Disneyland for Ben.
After Lincoln, Steve flew home (to bring home the bacon, you know), and I met up with my friend, Kelly in Wichita. She moved there a couple years ago as her husband is doing his medical residency there. They have a precious four month old little laddie named Bram.
While hanging outs looks slightly different from grad school days (girls nights, bars and more to burping and walks), Ben & I had an awesome little visit and it was so so good to see Kelly and her fam. Ben's first flight last year was at just 3.5 weeks old-we flew to Vegas for their wedding. We did get in a little day trip to the Wichita Zoo.
|playing at Bram's place and breaking in his toys|
|this pix cracks me up-Ben has developed a new fear of large animals and I couldn't keep myself from laughing|
|Kelly with Ben & Bram|
|historical marker plaque|
|driveway to left of front house|
|view to left of driveway, visitors park on the grass|
Another house in the neighborhood:
Anywho, of course I google "Frank Lloyd Wright Wichita" that night and I found out that it is the 1915 Allen-Lambe Frank Lloyd Wright and now it's a museum. But (bring out the violin) you have to make a private tour reservation 10 days in advance. Next time I visit Wichita I am so going on a tour.
here are some pix from the link above:
And us on our way home after a long vacation....Ben was a dream on the first flight and during our layover, the second flight (where we were in the last row by the window with the lady in front of us reclining her seat) was a different story-let's just say I ordered a beer half way through. :) but we made it and it was a great vacation but we're so glad to be home!