Monday, August 25, 2008

Trip to Minnesota

Well, it was a short 3 weeks down in the lower 48 but it was packed full of fun. This is the post on the Minnesota portion of the trip (I'll do a separate post for SD and ND). I spent the first 5 days in MN with my sister and her family. The day after I got there, we went and say my grandma and got to go on a pontoon ride with a few other of the elders. Here's a picture of Raquel, the boys and grandma on the swing down by the lake where grandma lives. We had alot of shopping to do. I needed to make up for a whole years worth of shopping. I had a lot of fun between shopping and playing with my nephews. Caden (who's 5) had a soccer game while I was visiting. He scored 3 goals. He's much more into soccer this year. Last year when I visited, all he wanted to do was to lay on the grass and relax. This year, he's really into it. Here's Caden warming up.

And this is how Colton entertains himself while Caden is playing soccer!Colton also had a joint birthday party with his cousin Gracie (Doug's sisters girl). Raquel and Doug got out the slip and slide and pool for the kids. Caden knows how to do the slip and slide, but Colton would run down the slip and slide and then "plop" down in the pool at the end.
Here's a picture of the birthday boy and girl with their cakes. Gracie couldn't wait to dive into her cake!
I also got my hair cut when I was in Minnesota. I went to my sister's hairstylist. She just happens to be from North Dakota and spent her summers in Edgeley (where Eric is from). Her grandpa was actually in the ambulance when Eric was born! Here's a picture of the new style.
We also had the opportunity to visit with a couple of my aunts and we went to eat at a drive-thru. We had alot of fun and the weather was perfect. Okay, maybe it was a little hot and humid, but we had shade so it wasn't too bad. Here's a few pictures of Caden and Colton.
Before signing off of this post I'll leave with a picture of the afghan that I did for Colton over 2 years ago. I never got a picture of it before I gave it to him and Raquel kept on "forgetting" to take a picture for me.
I'll update soon with a post on the visit to SD and ND!


Karen said...

Glad you had a great time. I LOVE THE NEW LOOK.

Raquel said...

So when are you coming out next year? LOL! I soooo need to update my blog. I've started editing photos twice and had been shut down. we need a new computer!! maybe this weekend:)