Wednesday, October 28, 2009

cold day and citizenship!

Two and a half weeks ago my parents and grandma came up for a visit! We had a fun weekend hanging out and relaxing - with the exception of our trip up to Two Harbors to go walk on the breakwater thingee. IT WAS FREEZING. I have been outside in the middle of winter and it has been more pleasant than it was that Saturday afternoon. The wind was INSANE - it literally was pushing Matea! Here are some pictures from our excursion!

On October 13 Matea FINALLY became a US citizen!! It took us a while to file the paperwork, but now EVERYTHING is complete. The court hearing took a whole five minutes - the judge was really nice and seemed to be fully sincere when he said "God bless your family." Brandon was able to take some time off of work to come to the court hearing, and then we went out to Starbucks afterwords since we were in the car driving away 16 minutes after our 1:00 hearing! Matea is now OFFICIALLY Matea Mimi!

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Finally - an update!

The month of September really wasn't THAT busy, but blogging just didn't happen! We've had some fun weekends lately. A few weeks back Dan and Danica Troolin came to visit - it was a last minute trip and was so much fun! Aaron and I had a blast getting to know their kids, and I think Maddy became Matea's new best friend. :-)

I know this picture of Matea is a little out of focus, but I love her expession. :-)

The weekend after the Troolins were up Nate and Angie were here for a couple days! Despite the COLD weather we had fun going up to Enger Tower and just relaxing!
It has been such a blessing to be able to connect and re-connect with college friends - and we are thankful that they are willing to come up and visit!