Sunday, January 18, 2009

Back in the Northern Country

Well, we have been back in MN about three weeks now. We have been busy getting back to our routine and working. Great news-it's warming up to about 20 now! That's only good news to people who have been living in -20 the last week! We have a redefined sense of temperature now! Never before has 20 been warm to us! So, if you've been praying it would warm up here, thank you! I thought I'd post a few pictures of the last month.

**For some reason, sometimes all the pictures show up and are lined up right and sometimes there are pictures missing...I don't know why it's doing this but I'm pretty sure it has something to do with it being so cold outside... There should be pictures on each of these posts, but they are not always showing up. Sometimes, if you close it and open it again, the pictures are there.**

February Calendar:
Feb 1 Super Bowl Go Cardinals!!
Feb 6-8 Girls' Retreat with students from Madison, WI
Feb 11-13 Aimee and Trish will be promoting b2g and Metro missions to college students in a couple campuses in WI
March 1 NYC

A Few Odd MN Things

We are learning all kinds of different um...cultural things here in Minnesota. I didn't even know they made windshield washer fluid that went down to -20 degrees F! Also, we had our first "drive-thru" grocery experience. And apparently, an outlet inside your house can even gather frost when it's -30 degrees outside! We also had our first "Swedish" experience. We visited the Swedish Institute and drank Lingonberry cidar.

Minnesota Christmas

Caryn got to spend a few days with us before Christmas! We went to a play in St. Paul, introduced her to some friends here, watched a frigid parade of lights and even got to meet a MN Vikings' football player!!
Marilyn's mom turned 100 and we celebrated with her.

Colorado Christmas

"The closest thing to heaven on this planet anywhere is a quiet, Christmas morning in the Colorado snow." -Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Alabama Christmas

Christin was able to spend two weeks in Alabama! She got to see a lot of friends and had special time with her family. Here are some pictures from her Christmas. (In Order: Kylie, Grandmother, Mom and Kylie, Haley, Kylie, Aunt Christin and Hunter, nephew-Luke, parents' new house, Laura's baby: Lillian, Dad, Lee, Dana, Haley and Hunter, Kristin and Michelle)