Last Saturday in Iowa

Grandma treated all of us to breakfast at Cracker Barrel. Here Josiah and Lizzie are playing a “huge” game of checkers.

Nicole, Victoria, Josiah, and Lizzie waiting outside of Cracker Barrel. Click photo for full size.

Breakfast was delicious! Unfortunately Jonathan had to work and couldn’t join us.

Vicki, Jim, Nicole, Rachel, Lizzie, Josiah, Victoria, Grandma, Jeri, and Tim at Cracker Barrel. Click photo for full size.

We made homemade vanilla ice cream for the family reunion the next day.

Jeri, Grandma, and Josiah cleaning up after making homemade ice cream. Click photo for full size.

The ice cream was good to the last drop!

Good to the last drop. Click photo for full size.

That evening we drove out to see Jim and Vicki’s new house (which is nearing completion).

Jeri, Lizzie, and Tim behind Jim and Vicki’s new house. Click photo for full size.

In this picture, Lizzie is helping with the fire that was used to destroy some confidential papers.

Lizzie feeding the bon fire. Click photo for full size.