We flew up and stayed with my uncle John and Joanne and had the best time with them and my girl cousins. It was a "Johnson girl" weekend! I love that part of my family and hardly ever get to see them. They welcomed us so wonderfully and took care of our every need.
I love my Grands Ellen and miss her SO much that laying my head on her shoulder while she scratched my head was the highlight of the trip for me. Loving on her was the whole reason I flew to Chicago. When I was little I can remember crying when we would leave her house. It was like a movie scene- I would hold my hands up on the back window of our minivan in tears as we drove away. Well, I'm 32 years old and am still crying when I tell her goodbye! She is one in a BILLION and makes me feel so loved and adored when I am with her that it makes it hard to leave her. With her, I feel safe and like I'm 8 years old again. I love that she is bold and unafraid to be herself and standout all the while having the most loving spirit.
Nora got to be loved and adored by the Chicago Johnsons and her Great Grands too which was fun for me to experience.
We missed DFB and Franklin but they had an adventure of their own. His first over night camp out with 3 other dads and boys his age at the farm in Glenwood!
Family roots, heritage, and history from all sides, all perspectives, is important to Franklin and me and we love sharing that with our children.
James, Ashton, Avery, and David F all in the Caddo River on their first campout with their dads!