Our trip to Omaha, in doodles

Lately I’ve been documenting our adventures using my favorite iPad app, Paper by FiftyThree. It started with our honeymoon in Hawaii. I decided to sketch moments and memories, sometimes in real time, but most often after the fact using photographs. (I have a few more drawings to do for that sketchbook — but I’ll share it here when I’m finished.)

These sketches are from our recent trip to Omaha to see Martin’s family and watch Notre Dame in the BCS Bowl Game with them. (Nevermind the Fighting Irish’s dismal performance or the Manti Te’o fake dead girlfriend fiasco — we are still fans.)

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The high noon sun beat down on the Great Plains as we made our descent into Omaha.

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Grandma Gert has a new iPad. She uses it to play pinochle. Occasionally she attempts to use the internet.

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Martin’s Aunt Kathy and Uncle Jerry let us use their season tickets to the Creighton Bluejays at CenturyLink Center. My first NCAA basketball game!

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The Jays won, handedly.

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Grandma Gert gifted us a jar of her famous plum jelly, this batch made by Martin’s aunt.

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Martin’s parents bought him a new sweatshirt for the big game. This is the design on the front.

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Every time we come to Omaha, we make a pilgrimage to Upstream Brewing in Old Market.

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This is Old Market, my favorite part of Omaha. It’s all cobblestone and red brick. You can almost imagine how this former industrial/wholesale district must’ve been bustling with horses and buggies and Model T’s.