I’m back on my blog after two weeks of travel for work and play! The last week of August Mr. F and I flew to Milwaukee. We even got upgraded to first class on the way there! I had a work trip planned and my cousin Toby got married in Steven’s Point! It was wonderful to have a few days in Milwaukee to have dinner with my awesome Talbot cousins, meander along the riverwalk and around the city, go to our favorite restaurant, Bavette, and even catch a waterskiing exhibition with my cousins in the park! We were surprised that Milwaukee was colder than Seattle and even rained! We had brought tons of bug spray and sunscreen. Fortunately, we indulged in plenty of comfort food to keep warm. I’m still dreaming of the biscuits, like the raspberry cream cheese ones at Benelux plus cheese curds, and burgers in pretzel buns that we had at Cafe Hollander!
My cousin’s wedding reception was held on the Wisconsin River and the newlyweds arrived by boat! I loved their decorations, sunflowers, cupcakes and all the family photos from the evening. We had photos with most of the girl cousins with Granny Kay. Several photos with most of Granny Kay’s children with their families and the cousins being silly! Aunt Kitchie is the oldest daughter and her grandson, Will was the life of the party. She’s pictured here with her daughter, Sarah and her husband Bill! My dad is the next oldest child, pictured with my mom and Janie. Uncle Mike is the third child and he and Aunt Linda brought their beautiful hunting dogs. My cousin Jessie’s an OBGYN resident in Chicago! Granny Kay loved see her family, especially her newest great-grandchild, Cora! Uncle Joe and Aunt Mary Lou are some of Granny Kay’s youngest children. Toby and Virginia’s first dance song was played by my cousins Jason and Charlie. It was so romantic! It was a fun night full of Talbot shenanigans and lots of dancing! The parents of the groom looked so happy.
The morning after the wedding, we went to Aunt Mary and Uncle Larry’s Funny Farm for breakfast. It was a nice way to see all the family again before the flight home. Fortunately, I’ll see most of my Wisconsin and Canadian cousins in two weeks for my sister’s wedding on Camano Island!!
Next I’ll post about this weekend and my grandmother’s 90th birthday celebration!