So far, this year has been rough. We recently lost my husband's mother, a lady with a quick smile and generous heart. The heartbreaking passing of Donna Jean left a huge gap in our lives, and also meant my husband's father no longer has his caregiver and soul mate. We have taken him into our home until we can arrange a safe and healthy living situation for him. We are at work all day. It is just too depressing for him to sit around alone, waiting for us to get home in the evening. Anyone who has done a stint of elder care knows the challenges.
So while a trip to Nebraska may seem rather tame, my husband and I enjoyed a break from our not-so-routine schedule. With his adult granddaughter left in charge, we knew Dad would be safe for a weekend.
Besides attending a beautiful wedding and fun reception, we were able to catch up with friends, meet new people, and tour Omaha. In the slideshow below, I have photos of the Joslyn Art Museum, Boys Town, St. Cecelia Cathedral, and random things that caught my eye.