Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Up in the Great {Brown} North

Greetings from Minnesota! We got here safe and sound on Saturday night, but we have had a whirlwind since. I'll tell you what's up.

Friday, Phil and I drove up to Kansas City and met my folks. We spent the night with family, and rested up for our long trek the next day. Saturday, we dropped Phil off at the KC airport to fly home and then headed up I-35. We got to White Bear Lake around 6:30 on St. Patrick's Day. Overall, Jillian did wonderful in the car! We had someone with her in the back seat at all times and she wasn't too fussy. She was only fussy if she was hungry or wet. It did not mess up her night sleep schedule whatsoever, but it did mess with her eating. She would eat fine in the morning and before bed, but her feedings in the middle of the day were low amounts. Since we traveled, these are the only pictures we got of Jillian on her first St. Patrick's Day.
 {Looking like she had a green beer herself}
{So over it mom!}

On our trip from KC to White Bear Lake Saturday, my mom got a call saying my grandma had fallen and broken her hip pretty severely. We thought about visiting her before, but I definitely wanted Jillian to meet her after that. On Sunday, we packed up again and headed to Sioux City and got to my aunt's house around 7:30 p.m. The next day, (yesterday), we went to the hospital to see my grandma. We didn't stay long because we needed to head home, but we did get a picture of the 4 generations :) Jillian is the 5th great-grandchild for my grandma and the 4th great-granddaughter. I may be biased, but she is the cutest one :) It sounds like the surgery was successful for my grandma, but she has fallen a few times in the past 2 or 3 years and her next fall could really do some major damage. We're hoping she'll continue to surprise us and heal quickly.
{4 Webb generations}

We got home around 6 last night, before all the major rain hit the Twin Cities. Today we had a leisurely morning before visiting my dad at his newly renovated office! It's been done for awhile, but it was my first chance to see it in person.
 {Chilling on the floor while the staff oohed and aahed over her}
 {Our family in dad's new office}
 {Obviously the excitement was too much for little Jilly}
{My dad's bobble head collection now includes one of him!}
{Left to right: John Calvin, Jesus, and Chaz}

After that, my mom and I did a little shopping at Kohl's, started some laundry, and now we're relaxing. I miss Phil, but we have Skyped twice now so that has been nice. No big plans for tomorrow since both my folks have to work. Friday we'll make the trek back to KC which will include picking Phil up from the airport. By Saturday we'll be home again.

I am very thankful that I get to see my folks and so happy Jillian got to meet my grandma. By the end of this trip, she will have met 9 extended family members on my side, visited 3 new states, and traveled over 40 hours. Of course she won't remember any of it, but I sure will :)

Hope y'all are having a great week so far!


  1. Sorry about your grandma's fall :( I'll be thinking of her for sure & hoping for a full & speedy recovery! Also, love the pics of Jillian (as usual) and glad you had fun with the family! :) Love you!

    1. Thanks :) I think her attitude is what will help or hurt her recovery for now. Love you too!

  2. I will be praying for your grandma too! Hope you are enjoying MN! Hopefully you will get a little sunshine before you have to leave on Friday, it has been so rainy! I drove through Sioux City on Monday on my way back from Nebraska! Parker was only in the car for 6 1/2 hours each way, but he did well too! Hopefully the trip back is just as successful!

    1. Thank you so much! We did get a quick eek of blue sky before we had to head home. I was just so surprised all the ice was gone on the lakes! I'm so glad Parker did well in the car too :) It's a little nerve-wrecking, but it is a pleasant surprise when they do well!

  3. WOW that's a lot of driving! But I'm glad you got to see your grandma. Praying for her recovery. Also, I'm glad to hear the J did so well in the car!

    1. Tell me about it! Haha It was worth it though :) Thank you for the prayers!


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