Flying Back to The Cold

We left the RV in Florence, and drove the car north to Raleigh, NC, where we spent the night at Bart’s house. The next morning, he drove us to the airport and we were on our way towards cold weather! After a nice little layover in Atlanta, we arrived at the Minneapolis airport right around supper time. We called Dan, Matt’s uncle, for a ride and he confirmed he was on his way. After gathering our bags and digging all of our cold weather gear out of the suitcases…we headed outside. Brrrrr! It was about 70 degrees colder in Minnesota than in South Carolina. As we were loading everything into Dan’s truck, I heard a familiar whistle in the distance. I spun around and there stood my parents! They had decided to drive the 3.5 hours to Minneapolis from Des Moines and surprise us. What fun! My parents are a little crazy like that, and that’s why I love them so.

They spent the night and we headed out the next morning for a fun time on the town. We hit Dunn Bros. Coffee on Grand, Bibelot (my favorite store!), and the best Goodwill I’ve seen for awhile. We also took a trip to see my sister’s new office, and made a few more stops before they headed back to Iowa. Here are some photos of our time with them.

That weekend, we had a family Christmas with Matt’s extended family and then we went back to Brainerd, and then to Des Moines. Lots of driving!

We had a wonderful holiday season…thank you to all of you who answered the call for REAL mail. We received cards and letters from all over…New York to the Netherlands. We just received them a few days ago and it made us smile!

You can pics of our family Christmas with my family here. Happy 2008 Everyone!

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  1. Hi there! I first heard about you from a friend in Des Moines but just finally found you tonight. Anyways we used to live in Saint Paul on Grand Ave. so I just got a little excited reading your post about Bibelot!

    Comment by mandy — January 26, 2008 @ 8:40 pm

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