My brother Glen passed away unexpectedly on April 22nd while competing in his seventh Ironman competition. We all flew to Texas to celebrate his life. It is still a complete shock to all of us that he is gone. I wake up most mornings thinking it is all a nightmare.
We gathered with family before leaving for the funeral. Our cousin Steve and his family stopped by my parents house and it was nice to catch up with them during such a difficult time.
Me with my youngest nephews.
Two complete strangers opened their huge and gorgeous Texas home to us and let us stay there. I still cannot believe such kind people exist in the world. We also had strangers bring us breakfast and other food every single day.
Once I was back, I tried to go back to doing normal things in life like walking. I kind of love teal a little too much I think.
We celebrated my mom's 78th birthday!
A great library hold pickup day!
Our neighborhood outdoor kitty attacked a cardinal nest in our woods, so I tried my best to save these guys. I am not sure if they made it or not. He knocked them all out of their nest and I had to pick them off the ground.
Leaving Nathan's soccer game a couple of weeks ago.
Played soccer and baseball practice driver for a night. I don't know how parents find time for themselves with all of the driving around they have to do!
A view of Waukesha outside the car roof.
I visited my sister-in-law and nephew a couple of weeks ago.
I also enjoyed a massive bowl of tofu soup and vegetarian sushi. It was great to get caught up with my friend. I look so tired in the photo below though. Between Glen's death and work being so busy, the past month has been rough.