The story goes something like this. We left our mini van at my mom's house. She was watching the kids and it made sense. I left my keys for her to take the kids in the van wherever they needed to go. We took her Durango because we thought it would be fun to rent a car but the prices for renting a car made us gasp! The Durango was the next best thing.
Friday morning we left for our day of fun. We went to the Walker Art Center, the Sculpture Gardens and to the Stone Arch Bridge. We also visited Mill Ruins Park, the Guthrie (for a tour) and to Pracna on Main (for dinner)! We had an amazing time together. After this past year and Brian finally getting an amazing job, we felt like the weight of the world had been lifted from us and we truly felt like we connected and enjoyed each others company! It really was wonderful! We stopped at Byerly's for dessert...two "Death by Chocolates" and some movies later and we arrived home. As he stepped out of the Durango, it occurred to Brian that he hadn't brought a set of house keys. Although he knew the answer, he asked if I had my keys by any chance. We were locked out of our house. Luckily, the back door of the garage was open and we got a ladder out and borrowed a flashlight from our neighbors, the Elsen's. Prying the window open, pushing the screen into the house and me climbing through the living room window (in a skirt, mind you) was definitely priceless memories in the making!
at the stone arch bridge looking at the mississippi and ruins of an old flour mill
flour mill damaged in 1991 by fire
looking out of the ruins at the stone arch bridge
at the edge of the guthrie "bridge" looking down at the river and SAB
it's not the eiffel tower in the back but i'm sure gold medal flour is "hot" somewhere! well, maybe not.
In honor of 10 years of marriage...10 highlights of the past 10 years
10.when brian asked me to marry him (nov 21, 1997)
9.our honeymoon in duluth (oct 18, 1998)
8.finding out we were expecting #1 & birth of caleb thomas (oct 27, 2000)
7.moving to California (june 1, 2001)
6.finding out we were expecting #2 & birth of Zachariah Joel (march 3, 2002)
5.wow! expecting #3 in 2 years! and birth of Kalie Raenell (jul 17, 2003)
4.driving cross country from CA to MN (8 months preggo) (june 1, 2003)
3.buying our first home
2.everyday i get to be home with my children!
1.the next ten years