Matt and I did get one last trip in before Baby W arrives. We joined my mom's family in Beloit, WI, to remember Bob Taber. Grandpa passed away in December just a few weeks shy of his 90th birthday. The extended family gathered in the cold midwest to share memories of Grandma and Grandpa. Making the best of the occasion, a group of 25+ including Tabers, Lawsons, Whitings, and a great number of the Perkins clan (friends of the Tabers since they were in high school) gathered for dinner - and nearly took over the restaurant for 4 or 5 hours.
Lauren's presence certainly helped lighten the mood. Everyone enjoyed meeting the newest addition to the family.