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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

MN Pics

I took about 100 pictures while we were in MN, but here are just a few from our Christmas vacation in the northland.

Jerry, carefully applying his undergrad work in icing art to the craft of constructing a gingerbread house. Me, cross country skiing. You can't really tell by the picture, but it was like a blizzard out that day.
Scooter, patiently waiting for one of the cats at my mom's house to come out and play with him. He shares a complex relationship with cats: He is simultaneously enchanted and frightened by them.
Jerry and I gearing up for our snowmobile ride. My stepdad is lurking in the background. He got to wear his fancy-pants snowmobile stuff while Jerry and I had to suit up in various cast-offs. Oh well, we were (relatively) warm enough.
Me, with my new pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8's. Yeah, that yellow just looks speedy, doesn't it?
Jerry and I on Christmas Eve at his parents' house.
Jerry, Scooter, and I -- again, Christmas Eve, his parents basement at the beginning of the "marathon of gift opening." Seriously, this process is just as ridiculously long and tiring as an actual marathon. It takes us HOURS to open everything.
Jerry and Scooter in the backyard of Jerry's parents' house. The beginning of our snowman.
Scooter hopped up on the base of snowman; he kinda didn't understand that it wasn't a perch for him to get a better lookout from.
Jerry and Scooter next to the completed snowman and the snowman's "snow Beagle."

27 comments:

TinaGirl said...

ohh all that snow looks like so much fun! I wish it took me HOURS to open all my presents (he he he) but I'm ok with what I got. I'm glad you are home safe and sound.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Looks like you had fun. I especially like scooter on top of the base of the snowman. Too cute!!

Marlene said...

Haha, love the snow beagle!

Great pics.

teacherwoman said...

Looks like a fun time!

lifestudent said...

That is an AMAZING snow beagle. You guys have some serious skill with the snow. Perhaps you belong in a cold-weather state ;)

AnthonyP said...

I love the one cross country skiing. Somehow you standing in the snow doesn't seem right.

D10 said...

Lots of snow! Nice pictures. I have those same sneakers.

Ted said...

Looks like you miss Minnesota, the land of 10,000 flakes ???

Terrific pixs !!!

Kevin said...

Lots of great pics. I love the one of scooter on the snowman base

Mendy said...

Looks like you all had a great time, but that just looks insane. I couldn't live like that... crazy amount of cold and snow. You're right - kuddos to all those who train in that mess.

Marcy said...

Awwwhhhh you guys look so cute! The snow looks like fun (yeah not really HAHA)

I'm glad you had a nice trip ;D

And YAY for failing the 800 goal too :P I feel the same way "eh who cares" HAHA

MCM Mama said...

Cute pics! Looks like a fun trip!

kelsalynn said...

I love the pictures! What size do you use when you put them in your blog? I think they're the perfect size...

You look gorgeous in the Xmas eve picture. I'd say the same for you in a snow suit, but I can't really see your face under the helmet! ha ha.

Your dog is so stinkin' cute!

Kelsalynn

Shoe Running said...

That's one serious snowman! Did Scooter try to use the final snowman as a perch? :)

Looks like you guys had a very nice holiday. Happy new year!

Carly said...

Looks like you guys made the most of your time in the frozen tundra. Great photos!

X-Country2 said...

OMG, you made a SNOW BEAGLE! I love it.

AKA Alice said...

OMFG...did you go cross country skiing in jeans?

I'm such a cold weather wimp...I wear snow gear no matter what. I'm just warmer that way.

Awesome pix, looks like so much fun (except the cold part)!

aron said...

looove the pics of scooter in the snow :) glad you had a great christmas and are home safe and sound!

keith said...

that XC skiing looks fun!

Shannon said...

Great Pictures....Happy New Year.

Heather said...

Looks like a fun trip!

Wes said...

I think Scooter just wanted to OWN that snowman :-)

Adam said...

I think that after reading this post, a thin layer of frost accumulated on my laptop. Burr.

Nice work on the new kicks! I wear the same brooks and love them.

Jess said...

Looks like you had an awesome time on your trip up north! Hope you've thawed out by now!

Shannon said...

Awesome shots - that brings back memories. I guess I need to traverse back home during the snow months one of these years.

LOVE the snow beagle!

J~Mom said...

Looks like a great time!! I love the Christmas Eve pic...you look so pretty and the two of you look so happy!

Laurel said...

You guys are so freakin cute.

Look at all that snow!!!