Wednesday, January 13

My MN Trip...

Today was back to reality and going back to work. I woke up feeling sick and progressively got worse throughout the day. Things at work have been getting worse for many reasons and I came back to find out that one of my coworkers is leaving and my boss got a promotion. This is Harold...He's a warrior from Hawaii that takes away evil spirits. I told him that I think in the coming weeks I will definitely need his help getting the negative energy out of my office. :)

We managed to get all the baby's clothes washed and put away. We helped organize the nursery as much as we could so that my sister felt like the nursery was in order. We made a shopping list of what was left to buy so she'd know what was left. She did an awesome job painting and choosing the bedding.

I couldn't believe the harbor (Lake Superior) was completely frozen in the mornings. This is after it snowed so it looked even more amazing. I also couldn't believe the ice all along the shore from the waves breaking the ice up each day. My mom and I were usually the only ones that got out to go by the lake because it was cold! But I really wanted to get some good pictures of the MN winter!

My sister and I really hoped it would snow while we were there so we could see real snow. We got our wish! It snowed for several hours and we decided to go for a walk in it. This is a picture down her street...It looked amazing. The street was covered in no time. I'm so glad we got to see it snow.

My sister's shower was really fun. She has a lot of people who really care about her there and it was nice meeting everyone. I took over 140 pictures of her opening gifts (there were lots of them!) and I absolutely love this one. Her smile is very "Jessica". I'm so glad we were there to celebrate the day with her.

My brother in law took me for a short snowmobile ride down their street. This is their front yard that was so pretty until we left the tracks. I couldn't believe how beautiful everything was with the snow on it.

My brother in law told my sister they were picking up his brother from the airport so she waited in the car for them. We snuck up behind her to surprise her and she was shocked! She just stared at us out the window and we had to open the door to hug her. The look on her face was priceless!

This is a terrible picture...I ended up staying at my parents house because we had to leave by 6:00am for the airport and I don't do mornings as it is. I fell asleep on the couch watching TV and woke up at 11 trying to figure out what to take a picture of. I totally forgot the night before was my bags but oh well.


  1. What beautiful pictures Annalise.. I hope you packed enough to stay warm.

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Love the pics of the snow, especially the one with the snowmobile tracks. I need a Harold in my life. LOL :)

  3. Harold is cute, love the snow pictures, glad you got to see it. Your sister does look happy, very glad you got to be with her. Is this your first neice or nephew or are you already and auntie?

  4. Debbie this will be my first time being an aunt! My nephew is already spoiled beyond belief...he's the first grandchild on both sides