Who I am... Amy Ciske, Wife of Nick. Minneapolis Resident. Aspiring to one day reside in Southern Asia (which is closer than I ever imagined). Incredibly fond of Indian and Chinese food, reading, warm weather, music, traveling, and last but certainly not least...coffee!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Meet the Parents

This weekend I went to Portage, Wisconsin....

To meet Nick's family. I've never done this before, so I was a little nervous on the ride there. (As I write this, Nick is sitting right next to me trying not to read what I'm writing and not doing a very good job of it.)

For it being the first time meeting a boy's parents, I thought it went extremely well. We had a wonderful and relaxing weekend in the small town of Portage. Nick took me around on Saturday morning (after getting me coffee because no one in his house drinks it) to show me all the sites of Portage. We walked along the Wisconsin River for awhile, saw his childhood home, where he went to school, and drove past a favorite Portage pass time - Super Wal-mart!

Nick's family is great. His dad fell on the ice last weekend and has been on pain medication for the last week. He was a hoot! Apparently he's usually a quiet guy, but this weekend he talked non-stop. I guess he pulled out a few stories that neither Nick or his mom had heard before. Nick's mom is really sweet and funny, just like he said.

Saturday afternoon we decided to pull out the muck boots and explore the land that Nick's parents bought about 45 minutes away. It was a beautiful afternoon to take a hike through the wilderness. Their land has an 8 ft creek running through it, and the highlight of the day was wading across it to explore the other side. Nick joked about how funny it would be if he threw me in...I, on the otherhand, did not think that was so funny.

After dinner we pulled out the Rook cards and taught his mom and brother how to play. Ann and I set them two hands in a row and won by 500+ points. It was absolutely beautiful!

As I'm writing this, my stomach is growling because I haven't eaten since 10am this morning...I think we are off to eat at the Tailgate, so I'll have to finish this later. To sum everything up - it was the perfect weekend! I couldn't have asked for anything more.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for taking the journey with me ;-)

9:23 PM


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