Iowa

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Family

Poppy and Mime came to visit. They were on their way back from Chautauqua and came here to visit...well, I'm sure it wasn't JUST the game. Mippy went to U. of Iowa and Poppy worked there for many years. However, Poppy went to Pitt also. Mime and Poppy arrived on Thursday to me baking chocolate chip cookies, which everyone ate, warm from the oven, and even before they were cooked! The thing I love best about these visits is just sitting around and talking. I miss them tremendously and it is always great to see them. On Friday we went shopping in Shadyside. We ran into Ernie, the sheepdog. What a beautiful dog! Poppy said my sheepdog smelled, and how pretty this one was. The owner looked at me and said "he's not a dog lover," to which I replied, "no, he isn't". Poppy immediately said he was, and she looked at me again and said "no, he isn't". Made me miss my sheepdog, but not all the grooming. She said she gets him groomed once a month. Saturday morning was gorgeous. We all met at our house and the nine of us piled into cars to head to Heinz Stadium and the Iowa-Pitt game. Mippy lead us to the parking lot and we all walked through the tailgaters and to the stadium, where we got spray on tattoos. I got a panther, Poppy got a Pitt one (yeah!) and the kids got a Pitt one. MR went with us and she was such fun. She went because Bean had musical theater and Bird had to work. We always like to have her with us, she is funny, pretty and Sprout loves her. The game was quite exciting, and Pitt won 21-20. Monkeyboy shed tears everytime the Hawkeyes got points. He was quite vociferous during the whole game, challenging calls and cheering. We all came back to the house then headed out for dinner. It was a most wonderful visit with my brother and sister-in-law, and I just can't wait to see them again. Although, when I said to Mime that I would see them next summer and maybe sooner, she had the....how would I describe it.....look of panic on her face? Hope your weekend was as wonderful as mine. Happy Sunday.

8 comments:

Sassysam said...

I'm not much for football games, love dogs though. Sounds like a great weekend. It's been a lazy one for me, just hanging out, enjoying the quiet before the work week starts up crazy again! Happy Sunday to you, mia.

ginger said...

Didn't do much on the weekend but went to see Wicked on Thursday night. Our daughter sent us tickets for my birthday. What a great show! Enjoyed it a lot.

As far as family goes, spent some time with my sister-in-law who loves to play cards so that's what we did since our regular card players were busy with family.

Ben said...

Saw the game on TV. It was great, now to get ready for the Steelers.

Jessica said...

It is the season for football. Sam, you must get sick of watching TV on weekends! I like college football better than pro. The sport that I dislike the most is baseball. Although, if Monkeyboy is playing, I'll watch. ;) It would have to be on TV though, too far to travel

Jen said...

It's nice to have family visit. It's nice to have family leave. Glad you had a good weekend, it was a pretty one here. Autumn is here, one of my favorite times of the year.

Another Original by Tamara said...

Surprisingly, I still enjoy following the high school football games. Reminds me of those Friday nite antics, albeit a very long, long time ago. Only went to one, maybe two college games; during my undergrad days, I usually worked them. Glad your weekend went well. But very sad to see the end of summer.

Wacky Mommy said...

You are so lucky! If they came out here we could take them to a junior league hockey game. Or a school carnival or something.

Dang, no wonder they don't visit.

Glad you had fun.

Bill said...

Steelers didn't look too good yesterday, hopefully they will get it together. Pitt, on the other hand, did okay. Nice to have family visit, glad you had such a nice weekend.