Monday, June 28, 2010

Camping with Friends

This past weekend, we went camping with some good friends!
It was our first camping trip, well, ever.
Other than the KOAs when we moved from Oregon back to Minnesota.
It was really fun to relax in the outdoors with another couple.

And Sallie, of course!

Here are a few more pictures from our overnight camp-out.

Jeff deep in thought
Making lunch the next day
Being a good girl while we packed everything up.
We had hoped to go canoeing while we were out camping, but due to some inclement weather, we decided to just head back to the Cities. The weather had been much worse closer to home, but it had pretty much cleared up by the time we'd returned. We took a short canoe trip down Minnehaha before ending our camping trip.

Despite a bit of rain, it was a great weekend!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Graduation Season

This was quite the year for graduations in our family!

My brother graduated from the University of MN.
May 21, 2010

Here's the whole crew that came out to his commissioning ceremony to an officer in the US Marine Corps.
(Actually there were about 5 more people that weren't in the pic
 that came out to celebrate, too)
Congratulations, Corey!

Next niece graduated from 8th grade. She wrote a speech that was selected to be given during the ceremony. She did an awesome job!!
June 4, 2010
Congratulations, Selena!!

Third on the docket was my sister's graduation from Saint Mary's University. B.S. in Business.
June 6, 2010
Way to go, Treva! (Isn't she gorgeous!)

Last but certainly not nephew's graduation from high school.
June 13, 2010

You're awesome, Emillio! We're so proud of you.

Curious about the leis? My sister-in-law made them for each of the graduates. Aren't they fun?! Emillio received about 5 or so more, filled with candy.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Orange Glow

I looked out the window tonight around 9pm, and there was a fantastically orange glow. After a few minutes, I asked Jeff if he'd looked out the window.

He hadn't.

Once we both were aware of the eery beauty that was outside, we threw Sallie's leash on her and took a little family walk across the street to campus.

Naturally the pictures don't really do it much justice.

You'll have to just trust me that it was gorgeous. and oh, so eery.

We can't forget Sallie.

Isn't she the cutest?!

Less than 15 minutes after coming back inside, it was pitch black!


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