Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Latest Adventures

The kids and I took the Mega Bus to Minnesota in August. We spent some days with my family in Bloomington and Natalie was a flower girl in my cousin Julie's wedding in Duluth. Our adventures included seeing the Extreme Makeover Home in Superior (airing this fall), watching Natalie do a lovely job as flower girl, visiting with extended family, boating with Grandpa G., and shopping at Build-a-Bear.

Can you see us? Anita, Luke, Alise, Natalie (Emily was taking the picture)
Here we are viewing the makeover house.
Sweet Natalie

Cousins: Deb, Krista (my sister), Brenda, Anita, Carolyn
Great times in a Minnesota lake
Luke and his cousins: Ben and Micah
The kids shared a Build-a-Bear as their keepsake from the Minnesota vacation. They had so much fun picking out the perfect stuffed dog and outfit (of course they chose a Twins outfit).

The Chapin's came to Chicago for a weekend in August. We had much fun with them in town!
Dave C, Dave O, Luke, Mike
Natalie and Anne
Sara and Emily

We finished up our summer fun by going to Kentucky to visit Dave's sister and family. The kids enjoyed their cousins and it was fun to see a different part of the country. Thanks Bergmeier's for a fun weekend!
We walked to the McDonalds for a sweet treat together.
The kids with Aunt Becky and Uncle Chaun

Churchill Downs home of the Kentucky Derby!

I should also mention that we enjoyed a weekend in Willmar, Minnesota, this past August. We went to Minnesota to be with our church family as we mourn the death of our dear friend, Jenna Van Buren. The weekend was special because we did get to be with so many great friends, but it was not a picture taking weekend.

Posted by: Anita O.

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