Johnny Meets Grandparents and Aunt

This past week Johnny met dad’s side of the family, when his Grandpa Dick, Grandma Marcie, and Aunt Jordan made the day-long drive down from South Dakota. The crew left at midnight on Tuesday morning, drove all night long, and arrived at our house around 7pm that evening. Everyone was excited to meet the newest addition to the family. Johnny is grandkid #7 for the Glanzers, and third grandson. Everyone was pretty tired and sick of sitting in a car by the time they arrived, but I thought ahead and bought everyone’s favorite drinks–brandy, cider, and Moscato. We cooked burgers, veggie kabobs, and potatoes on the grill and everyone was merry.

Nearly out of PTO for the year, I wanted badly to save my last 2.5 days for other things, so I received permission to work from home Wednesday through Friday. But Wednesday was a big product launch and I had a ton to do, so I went into the office for a few hours in the morning. Dad decided to see what I did for a living and rode along. Co-worker Eddie gave Dad the big tour of the company and sent him away with a souvenir cap. We met up with the girls and Johnny for lunch at Whole Foods, and wound up spending 3 hours there as I brought my computer along and worked from the Whole Foods wi-fi.

Other highlights from the big visit included an outing to the new BBQ joint Slab, pedicures for the girls, walks for Baxter, help with lots of work around the house, and a newborn photo session courtesy Jordan Krogman Photography. By Saturday morning it was time for the family to hit the long road back north. Everyone got plenty of baby time over the 3+ days and we appreciated them taking time off to come visit and offer their assistance! It won’t be long before we cross paths again, as we’re visiting Carpenter over Halloween weekend. Johnny will get to spend his first Halloween with 6 of his cousins at the Willow Lake carnival.

The family is welcomed back to Austin with a meal hot off the grill.
The family is welcomed back to Austin with a meal hot off the grill.
Lauren, Dad, and Johnny hang out at Whole Foods Domain.
Lauren, Dad, and Johnny hang out at Whole Foods Domain.
Aunt Jordan proved to have the magical touch when calming a baby. Maybe has something to do with mothering four kids.
Aunt Jordan proved to have the magical touch when calming a baby. Maybe has something to do with mothering four kids.
Will Johnny grow up and stand at the right and tower over me?  Time will tell.
Will Johnny grow up and stand at the right and tower over me? Time will tell.
Even Baxter got to have some fun, riding along to Home Depot to buy some wasp spray, tire filler, plywood, and a ladder.
Even Baxter got to have some fun, riding along to Home Depot to buy some wasp spray, tire filler, plywood, and a ladder.
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