Tuesday, August 4, 2009

It's okay, honey. I... I was just talking to the cornfield.
John Kinsella, Field of Dreams

Nick and I left work on Friday at noon and headed north through the corn and soybean fields to his childhood hometown in Iowa. Our plans included spending time with family, Nick's parents, brother and sister in law along with friends at a wedding on Saturday. Overall the weekend was a lovely time to catch up with everyone and enjoy a mini-vacation.

Here are my favorite photos:

Our first greeting at Nick's parent's home - Chance and Milo (he had a high dork factor with his silly cone, poor guy!).

We headed to a "luau" at Nick's parent's golf club (where Nick's golf career began!). The food was so good, especially the freshly picked sweet corn grilled and then dipped in butter.

A beautiful night!

Snuggling up with Norbert, the barn cat who I sneak inside for naps.

On Saturday we went just north of town to an area that has a large Amish population. Homemade goodies, soaps, candy, handpicked veggies were among the treats to be found. Here the Percherons were harvesting oats.

Beautiful barn behind a candy shop, see the traditional black buggy?

On our way to the wedding
Beautiful church in Gilbertville, this is the parish associated to Nick's high school.
With Iowa friend, first Nick's friends and now mine too!
Nick's old friends from high school
Nick and his dad playing golf on Sunday
I'm the Queen of Corn!

With Nick's mom's cows, they love bananas.
With my sister in law, Sarah, at lunch on Sunday (Nick's brother's wife)

Last Norbert snuggles...
Cows and soybean fields, bye Iowa!


Heidi said...

You mean you're the "Cream of Corn"!! Ha Ha!

Looks like a fun weekend. I love amish stores too. Such neat finds there!!

Gracie Beth said...

Milo's cone is adorable, I love the cows.

Princess Freckles said...

I love your dress for the wedding! Looks like you had fun. I've never been Iowa, but I do like visiting Amish communities.

Busy Bee Suz said...

What wonderful pictures from a wonderful weekend!!!
Funny about the cow eating bananas, I just posted about my dog who loves bananas as well. ;)

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Glad you were Queen of Corn and not Cream of Corn! Great pics...glad you had a good time.

Jesse said...

Love the cornfields!! :-)

Kristen said...

looks like y'all had fun!

Angie said...

Looks like you had an amazing time. I love your dress too. I love that pic of Norbert on his back. I love carn too.

Anonymous said...

That corn looks amazing! Glad you had a great weekend!

Trisha said...

Norbert is ADORABLE!!! :)

I LOVE your black and white dress.

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