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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Trip to Minnesota

Here are some pictures from our trip to Minnesota, November 3-7. We had a great time visiting Jesse's family. Jesse's mom was frantically preparing for her move to Washington D.C. to take a new job. She has taken a job working under Michelle Bachmann at the capitol. Michelle's views are not really my cup of tea, but I am so happy for Renee for following her beliefs and calling!

The first night we were there, we went to Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner. It's tradition for us to go their because we don't have any of them in Seattle. So good!

Hunter with his cousin, Gavin, at Buffalo Wild Wings. Gavin turned two in September. He is such a lovable little boy!

Friday morning, Jesse, Hunter, and me, got up early and headed up the the Twin Cities for the Day.

These are some pictures from this huge barn that had thousands of types of candy for sale! We stocked up and ate most of it that day! Our candy picks included: gummy coke bottles, war heads, cadbury chocolate bars, bon bons, pink and white coconut bar, and some red vines. Mmmmmm.

Here is Hunter wondering the aisles of candy and Jesse being excited about all the candy!

After the big candy barn, we headed straight to the Mall of America! I love that place! We were still pretty hungry, even after the candy binging on the way there, so we headed to the Rain Forest Cafe for lunch.

Hunter loved all the fish and stared at the "lightening storms" as if he was very concerned.

Then we headed to the amusement park in the middle of the mall. Jesse and I each took Hunter on a ride. He was pretty serious while on them, but we like to think he had a wonderful time! He fell asleep before we used all of our ride tickets, so I ended up going on the roll coaster and log ride by myself. Jesse refused to ride any rides by himself, I guess it's just pretty uncool.

On Saturday, we spent the day visiting family. First stop was to the Doyle's, Jesse's paternal grandparents. A couple of Jesse's aunts were there, too! Here is Hunter with his Great Grandma and Grandpa.

Hunter fell asleep on the way to visit the other side of Jesse's family, so he slept on the coach for a little while after we got there. We were so excited to see that so many showed up to his aunt's house to say hi! There were probably 20+ people there.


  1. I love the picture of you on the log ride by yourself! Looks like a great trip!


Jesse is active duty Air Force and is originally from southern Minnesota. He has also managed to become a follower of just about every hobby known to man (which drives his wife crazy!).

Henry was born on July 4, 2007. His hobbies include playing with his squeaker toys, barking a little girls, dock jumping, going to the dog park, and being spoiled rotten by his grandparents.

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