This week has been one to count our many blessings. Nowlan graduated from Clemson University with a PhD in biology -- we have another Dr. Freese in the family! He arrived home for a visit, bringing his cat, Rin. She will stay with us while Nowlan and his wife, Danny, live in Germany. Danny is working on her PhD at the Max Planck Institute.
Bob and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary yesterday with a small party of family, friends, and neighbors. I debated taking a trip or going out to eat at a fancy restaurant, but decided there was no place better than home. Good call!
I'm remembering fondly the folks who traveled from Iowa to Maryland 30 years ago today to celebrate our wedding, including Barb Freese, Grandma Nowlan, Grandma Freese, Aunt Bert, and more. Also, the support and love from my PopPop, Grandma Ewing, Ruth Johnson, Nana, and many more who are not here now. We were so young, poor, and naive. It takes a village!
Nowlan's suitcase was full of cat gear. I told him I didn't have that much gear for three kids.