Thirty-three years ago today we were at the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois waiting for a little bundle of joy. Tom and I left Escanaba as a couple and returned as parents. Our son, Thomas Yong arrived via Seoul, South Korea, Tokyo, Japan, and landed in Chicago, Illinois where two extremely excited parents waited along with four grandparents. It was a moment of pure joy when the lady who carried him off the plane handed him to me. For the life of me I cannot remember giving him to Tom to hold but I must have at some point. It is hard to believe how quickly 33 years went by and now he has a lovely wife and three beautiful children of his own.
Speaking of Thomas, this past weekend he and our daughter-in-law, Nadine, along with their three children left home on Friday around 5:00PM and arrived here at 12:30AM. There was a dinner Saturday evening out at the casino celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Boy Scout Camp, Camp Hiawatha, that he wanted to attend. He not only attended this camp as a Scout but was also on the staff. It was a packed 41 hours but we did enjoy having them here. (Not to mention they left with a van full of "stuff" from this house that belonged to him.)
What follows is pictures from the weekend.
|Left to right: Noah, Charlotte, and Jonah|
Looks like they are watching something on one of the phones.
|Left to right: Noah, Charlotte, Nathaniel, and Jonah|
Hiding under their great-uncle's truck.
|Nadine and Thomas dressed and ready to head out, |
without kids, for a fun evening.
|There is a school playground a couple of blocks from us.|
Rachel thought if she took them over there after dinner
we would have an easier time getting them to go to bed.
It was a good plan it just did not work...:)
|The top picture is Noah (1) and Charlotte (about 5 weeks)|
Bottom picture they are now 7 and 6.
|The top picture is Marcella 3 and Nathaniel is 2. She is 5|
months older. the bottom picture was taken the
summer of 2015.
|Papa and Marcella|
|Nate was picking a flower for Marci but was not fast enough|
so she picked her own. These two are cute together but, as of
right now, she is definitely in charge.
Yesterday we took a ride up to Marquette for an appointment. When we turned North on US-41 we started to see that some of the leaves are starting to turn red and gold. (The pictures from yesterday were taken through the front window of the Jeep and that window does need to be cleaned.)
|The day started out grey and cloudy.|
|About half way the cloud cover departed |
and the sky was a beautiful blue.
|Once we left the clouds behind the color was more vivid.|
|In my opinion this is one of the best views on US-41|
between Rapid River and Marquette, MI.
|Unfortunately, Lake Superior was shrouded |
in fog this morning.
|The fog was hiding the tree tops as we rode along the lake.|
|We took a different way home. This is M-553 which at|
one time brought us by the K.I Sawyer Air Force Base.
What struck Tom and I was not that many years ago both
sides of the highway in this area had been clear cut.
|Lots of beautiful fluffy clouds to be seen on the way home.|
|Color on M-35|