I've just recently recovered from my whirlwind of a trip to MN. If I blogged about my whole trip in detail it would reach for miles, so I'm going to summarize.
Plane ride up - saw windmills from cruising altitude, realized how huge they are. Picked up by Steph, go to lunch with her and mom at Arbys - mmmm. Go to Grandma E's to look at old family photos for display of pics of dad. Laugh...lots.
Go to Target to buy presents and supplies for party displays. Pick up Papa Murphy's. Eat dinner with mom and Steph; have Uncle Mark, his sister-in-law Patty, my cousin Aaron and his wife Abby over to hang. Have a great time.
Sleep in mmm. Hang with mom for a couple of hours, breakfast with mom and steph, get ready for long day. Go to dad's house, give him presents, leave for Olive Garden. Eat at Olive Garden, have delicious food. Leave for Como Zoo Observatory, stop at Target 2 miles down the road because I'm sick from the food at Olive Garden. When I'm finally done being sick, it's Steph's turn. Leave Target for church. Go to church, awesome service! Go to dad's surprise party - Surprise!!! (not really surprised after all). Stay at dad's house until after 11:00 - maybe 11:30. See his side of the family, and friends that I haven't seen in over 10 years. Drive home in snow storm that's easy for a Minnesotan, but hellish for a Texan!
pack, eat breakfast, go to Sarah and Ben's house, see their house for the first time - WOW! have an amazing lunch - chill - work out - shower - repack - go to airport. eat a sushi snack, fly home, see John and Malachi for first time in almost three days yay!
Whew! It might have taken you about 3 or 4 minutes to read, but wow, what a busy three days.
We're having people over for a late brunch tomorrow. I'm excited.