Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Vacation in pictures (and a few words)

Welcome to a pictorial view of our recent vacation! We went to Minneapolis to visit Bill’s family - all but two of his siblings were there, and some nieces and nephews and friends. Bill and his brother Steve had a great time catching up while I was at the mall checking out the bead store. ;-)


Dinner Theatre at Chanhassen - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

All the girls ready to go!

On the road!


Surprise birthday party for Bill’s sister’s 50th birthday...

And a picture of us because we’re cute. ;-)


Twin Cities tour (Minneapolis and St. Paul)

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

We’re on opposite sides of glass for this picture. Cool, huh?

Big fish!

Downtown Minneapolis

Flowers at the farmers market

Capitol Building in St. Paul

Our Mississippi Riverboat!


Twins vs. Indians

Family over in the cheap seats (digital zoom). Look for the ones who are waving.

There - that’s closer. They came over to sit with us for a bit.

Swing, batta batta!

Family birthdays party day!

Bill’s breakfast - he did such a beautiful job I had to take a picture!

One of the many pictures of family - there were about 20+ people there.

Bill and 5 of his 7 siblings.

We had a great time, and we missed the family as soon as we got to the airport. Bill’s family is so nice and open and warm... which is a good thing since I’m used to a much SMALLER family. ;-)

Not much else new besides vacation... still going to Curves, still losing weight (slowly but surely). I have a quilt retreat coming up in a few weeks, and while Mom and I are gone to that, Bill and David are going to install track lighting in my craft room. WOO HOO! :-) Bright light! I’ll probably be blinded! No excuse that I can’t see what I’m doing, that’s for sure! We also got a ceiling fan for our bedroom. It’s probably a little late for this season, but when the temperature gets up over 80 degrees again, we’ll be ready.

Hope you all are doing well... drop a note if you get a chance!