Sweet Home Minnesota

I went home to Minnesota two weekends in a row - the first for a wedding, the second for an engagement photo session with my good friends Kezia and Harry (photos to come!). It's been a crazy-busy (just wrote "buzy" instead of "busy", thought you should know) week and a half, and now instead of going to work I'm in my apartment, sick and catching up on my Hulu queue. My glorious, glorious Hulu queue. Good thing I have lots of photos to go through! Here are some snapshots from my time home:

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Taken from the deck at my parents'  my house 

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The grandparents and siblings
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Brosef

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Baby Amelia =]


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Ten minutes at Blake and Casey's wedding, and Toby's already asleep. 

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Following family tradition, everyone gathers in a circle and sings songs to the bride and groom - most notably, "Bill Grogan's Goat",  "The Cabin Next To Mine", and The Hokey Pokey. It's a Lutheran thing. 


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Ten minutes in Duluth, and Toby's already asleep. 
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Lake Superior

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The annual father-kids camping trip! I could only be there for half of it this year, but I was SO HAPPY to be able to go at all. Thanks again, Harry and Kez!



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Merlin got exiled to his kennel

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=[ Sad puppy

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Badaaaasss
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Wild River State Park

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Almost twenty years of memories along this path

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The usual camp site
Okay, okay, and some bonus baby photos. You know you wanted them.

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I leave you with some improvised song lyrics by the band that played at Blake and Casey's wedding the first weekend I went back (set to the tune of "Sweet Home Alabama"):

Sweet home Minnesota
Where the lakes are so blue.
Sweet home Minnesota
I'll be paddlin' my canoe.

Happy Tuesday!