Friday, May 24, 2013

To the North

With both of us traveling so extensively this year (especially Nick) our little family saw a huge need to escape together and spend some quality time together. Hence, we eagerly trekked to our favorite spot in Minnesota on the North Shore. Not far from Canada, right on the pristine shores of Lake Superior, we hiked and cooked and laughed and played games and just enjoyed our time together. Removed from it all in a gorgeous setting - it is always soul recharging for all of us. And, yes, there was May! :)

A stop in Duluth on the long drive

A toasty fire and a game of checkers 

The sunset for our cabin deck on the shores of Superior

A Family hot cocoa break on a hike

Great hiking kiddos 

Kiddos watching over Superior

silly family on our way inland for a wild hike

Wild indeed! Tough terrain, snow, mud, and timber wolves!!

Climb every mountain...

Kiddo cuties 

Liam and nick hiking thru snow swath

Mother's Day treat!!!

With Kate on a snow swath

Love them!

Old school air hockey


Fire and game night

La La land

A recent work trip to California allowed me some time to visit friends in California! I got to spend some time with a Theta sister in San Diego, saw my flower girl and junior bridesmaid (children I nannied in college!) in Venice beach in L.A, and took a trip to the Getty villa with an old pal from Boston! Incredibly blessed!

Musical gal

So very proud of our sweet girl and her commitment to Piano. We enjoyed a small recital at school tonight. We are so blessed to have a school that supports music education so thoroughly! Kate takes lessons during school and loves to practice at home. She is one fantastic kiddo. :)

(Trying to get video on here - it is being crabby)