Duluth Here We Come!

This year my friend Kathy and I went to see Celtic Thunder in Duluth. Kathy treated us to the Sound Check Party, which was a blast to see some of the craic that happens behind the scenes ad also be able to take pictures! While we waited for the Party to start, we walked by the water and had fun watching ice melt.celtic_thunder_sound_check_party_duluth_minnesotaThe next morning, we packed up and drove up to Gooseberry Falls before heading home.

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March of The Three J’s

How blessed we were this year for Katie and the boys to visit Minnesota first in February and then in March! The week was so warm that we shed our coats and sweatshirts and unpacked our sandals.

1Jordan is getting pretty good on the drums and Judah loves to cook! Judah made us scrambled eggs and helped make caramel rolls. Sam and Tyler came over many times to play with their visiting cousins. 2Just like February, March has some birthday to celebrate. 3While in town, it is always important to get the best hair cuts from Aunt Holly!hair cutsWhen the weather is nice and the snow is pretty much gone, where is the best place to find kids? At the park, of course!!parkWe went for a walk. We threw sticks in the river, trying to get them over the ice. The boys tried pulling up a tree. Jacob was so worn out near the end of the walk that he wanted to be carried to the car!walk1 walk2

Stir Crazy

One day I was tired of being stuck in the house, of being sick.

So I put on my coat, grabbed my camera and went for a walk.

The sky hadn’t been this blue in a long while, and it was almost warm outside.

I had the entire place to myself, and most of the paths I took hadn’t been walked since the last snow.

These are things that make me happy and let my soul breath.

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How Time Flies

J3 is … three. How did that happen? It seems like this precocious bundle of laughs and lover of ice cream was just one. But I suppose things like this happen when a whole state separates us.

We had a day of joy, laughter, balloons, play dough, and ice cream to celebrate Jacob.

32Jacob LOVES ice cream. Near the end of eating the cake, he found the ice cream container left unattended…and finished it off! Good thing there wasn’t much left…cake5

The Three J’s Strike Again

Fun always happens in LARGE amounts when The Three J’s come to town. Jordan, Judah, and Jacob keep us busy laughing, playing and eating ice cream. Their last visit included Valentine’s Day, Jacob and Tyler’s birthdays, and President’s Day.

1Kristina was there vie Skype. We played with legos, making cities, train tracks, buildings, and ‘governments’ of the regular and special kind. The day before they left, we headed to a close hill and took the boys sledding! 76