Friday, May 31, 2013

up north

We just got back from a week up north. It was so nice to see friends and family. We flew into Minneapolis, drove to Des Moines for a few days to see our friends, and then drove back to Cannon Falls to visit with family. Here are a few trip highlights:

 {beautiful park in Des Moines with huge brick sculptures}



 {amazing tea from gong fu tea...super cute tea shop in downtown Des Moines}

 {chilln' at zombie burger}



 {the drive back to MN. this basically sums up the weather for the rest of the trip. boo.}

 {We brought a little souvenir for Arik's niece Aydria...the UT mascot "smokey" (later to be named BINGO). He enjoyed the flight up.}



{moo}

{Arik with new nephew Will}

 {Great Grandma Jean and Will}

 {Arik and niece Madalynn...how cute is she?!}

{family shot}

The trip was a whirlwind. Lots of driving/flying/sitting. But good to see everyone. A big thanks to our friend Stacey for pup/house sitting while we were gone. We can't thank you enough.

The dogs were very excited to see us. The feelings were mutual.