Grandpa Gary and Grandma Pat both turned 70 this year and that means it was time to party! Tracy, Kari, and Jarrett arranged a weekend at Barn Again in Mondovi – we stayed in the Barn and partied on the patio and in the bar. It was a very fun weekend of too much eating […]
Grandma Pat and Grandpa Gary came to visit for a week visit. It’s always so nice when they come, we celebrated Grandma’s birthday, the girls got their toenails done, and generally hung out.
Kids spent the day with Grandma and grandpa at the UOP!
We try to visit family in Minnesota at least once a year, and July is usually the best time. Good weather, the 4th of July holiday, and of course the kids are out of school.
Thanksgiving in Minnesota – A quick trip overall but we got a few days in with my folks, saw Sarah and Jeff, Kari’s folks, Jarrett and Mel flew in, and finished it off with a party at Bridget and Tim’s. Whirlwind.
Kari and the kids few home to Minnesota for a weeklong trip to see Marcus graduate and leave for the Air Force. The kids were excited to spend time with family and loved flying. Kari, you should add a few notes here since I wasn’t along on this one…
Rather than try and go back and separate out each event that happened over the last two months, here’s a bunch of photos from that time. The main reason I’ve missed so much is our camera had a series of unfortunate events… but we’ve got it back now so I’ve no longer got an excuse […]
We try to make it back to Minnesota at least once a year, and common sense usually dictates that it occurs during the summer months. Since we missed going last year (as a family) all together, we decided that it would be nice to head back for the Holidays. So it was Christmas with the […]
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Not that there’s a lot of pictures to prove it, but Christamas ’09 was great. Grandpa and Grandma Moe braved a winter storm to travel across country to be with us through the New Year. (They even endured a night in – gasp – Lincoln, Nebraska! Oh, the humanity!) Mel and Jarrett were over at […]
It’s been a couple of weeks now (Judging from my timeliness, they must have been very busy weeks?) but Grandpa and Grandma Moe came to visit, along with Tracy, Marcus, and Jacob. They were able to rent the condo directly above us, which allowed us to be together quite a bit without being directly on […]
We considered flying back to Minnesota this year but opted for 2 days (each way) of torture in the car instead! We saved a bit of money this way, and also learned what high level, concentrated stress feels like. Actually it really wasn’t too terrible, we got a portable dvd player for Tory and Tegan […]
Since Tegan was born over a month ago, we’ve been blessed with visits from family members from the east. I thought I’d just throw a couple of photos up as proof. First, Aunt Tracy was here: Then Grandpa Moe arrived: And then Grandma Pat was here after a week in Mexico: It was really nice […]
The second of our twice annual treks back to the homeland landed on Thanksgiving this year, which is a perfect time to be in Minnesota. Though repeatedly warned of the bitter temps, the weather was a balmy 30 degrees most of the time, and we got outside quite a bit. The airplane ride there was […]