Meet the Parents

This weekend I took Amy home to meet my family.


It was great!

She was We were a bit nervous on the ride down, but the jitters seemed to settle as the miles ticked by. My iPod came in handy as usual and provided hours of entertainment (and a few surprises).

The drive was smooth and problem free… well… except for the time I took the wrong exit and took us 30 miles out of our way (94 East goes to Portage… 94 East!).

Of course the butterflies really hit when we pulled into the driveway. Amy is the first woman I’ve ever brought home (and I hope she’s the last!). Butterflies aside, it went great. My dad was a bit… out of sorts (he slipped on the ice and hurt his back so he was drugged up) and was really chatty… but in a cute, funny way…

Breakfast, a coffee run, and a (very) quick tour of Portage. Then we went to see the land my Parents just purchased in rural Wisconsin. We forded the creek in our muck boots and explored the south side of the land (only I had been across the creek before).

Funny story: We stopped at Tractor Supply Co. to buy some more muck boots. I wasn’t paying attention, and eneded up with… two right boots. Both size 12… but 2 right boots. This is a fact I did not realize until we were at the creek and about to walk across. The boots worked, but my left foot was pretty cramped by the time we were done.

It was beautiful- not too cold or hot and nature was juast starting to wake up around us.

Dinner was at Cimaroli’s Supper Club — the steaks were delicious. I dropped a big hunk of steak on my shirt… smooth move.

Then back to the homestead for Rook and Cranium.

Mom picked up Erin (my foster sister) and we went to church. The message was by a Jewish guy (from Jews for Jesus) and was all about finding Christ in the Passover. It was awesome. I think I’m going to try to do something like that at Bluer this year (Bryan and I have discussed doing a seder for 2 years but never pulled it off).

Then we headed to Wisconsin Dells for lunch at Pedro’s where I spilled salsa on my shirt. The food was delicious though, and I got a killer strawberry margarita (virgin of course).

After taking Erin home, we headed back to my folks house, where the cruise my family is taking at the end of month was discussed (I want to do fun but expensive things, my dad wants to shop and walk the beach).

Then Amy and I headed home to the cities. Nothing eventful to report from the trip home.

Overall, it was fan-freaking-tastic. I’m excited that Amy fit in so well. It was great to hang out with my whole family as well- normally it’s just me and my Mom (my dad and brother are workaholics).