Saturday, June 20, 2015

Minnesota, You Are Amazing!

Claire and Benjamin and I went to Minnesota last weekend. We hiked at Minnehaha Falls with my cousin and her daughter. So fun! 

I love the Mississippi. It flows through many of my favorite places.

I am so glad all our kids got to spend time together.

This spot is awesome!

These kids are awesome!

Grandma was there too. It was great to spend time with her. I sure wish we lived closer.

Look at my super cute nephew! I just think he is so much fun!

We were in Minnesota for my cousin's wedding. Green sunglasses provided!

I love this picture too. The sons and daughters of me, my sister and my two cousins. Ages 4 to 20.

Mostly smiles.

Claire found a book of Grimm's fairytales on our shelf. It was inscribed to my sister from our grandma. So, Claire wrote a new inscription to our nephew and gave it back to my him and my sister. It was pretty special. (Though Grimm's fairy tales aren't really appropriate for four year olds. Yikes!)

After the wedding, we spent a couple of days with my cousin and her kids in Mankato. There is a fabulous collection of outdoor sculptures throughout their quaint downtown including this interactive swing. The artist statement talked about blending spaces for cars and people.

I especially liked this sculpture.

One of the most impressive was this metal living room set. There was a big couch too.

I think our favorite was this Godzilla. Or maybe it's my favorite because I got this great shot of a bunch of people I love!

On the way home, Claire and Benjamin listened to the podcast "Welcome to Nightvale" ... together.

I'm so very thankful for all of these special, small moments and our experiences in wonderful places.

1 comment:

Vivien Zepf said...

wonderful! Family time is so special.