We started the weekend by ending Friday with the Barlows at the Crusher's baseball game in Avon. Not that any of us were baseball fans but there is food and it's a lovely field.
The night was filled with freebies from various vendors and it ended with fireworks which were amazing. It was a dry day and not hot at all. I actually brought along a heavy jacket and used it!
While at the game I received a text from Robert's nephew, Ryan McElroy...my favorite nephew. He was in Cleveland at a wedding and suggested we meet for breakfast. He was so kind as to drive west to meet us at First Watch at Crocker Park (this was the napkin ring and suits me just fine) rather than having us drive to Mayfield Hts to meet him since we were heading to MI.
Naturally we got there before he did and waited in big overstuff chairs. At one point, while reading the newspaper, I look up and Robert's laughing. I had no idea what was so funny til I turned around and saw Ryan standing behind me. Truly...he is my favorite of all Robert's kin. And not just because he saved my life on that blasted mountain in Utah 15 years ago but because he's Ryan. He's sweet and so very smart...and also trying to find something. Not sure he's looking in the right places but he's just ideal. What's wrong with girls today?! But we had a lovely time with him and I am so glad we made this time to meet up.
We returned home to grab Niko, our suitcases and head to Michigan. The dogs were perfect together. Adelle drove us to church
We all gathered in the Deacon's Quorum and Ken ordained this bright young boy to the Aaronic Priesthood and set him apart as a Deacon. It was a really great moment.
After a great dinner we headed home, leaving with tornado sirens blaring. But we missed the rains and storms and made it safely home. This is how Niko looked nearly all the way home. Playing with a 1 year old pup, wore out my very old friend.
I think we barely got on I75S and he was snuggled up snoring! It was a great weekend, as always.