‘Twas the week before Christmas a year ago
The gift of a lifetime on us bestowed
Our baby girl, came home to stay,
A family complete for Christmas Day
The new year brought Grandparents, Snow and play
Minnesota Winters are a bit drawn out by the way~
So when the snow lasted a little too long,
Heidi’s brothers went to Grand Canyon;
and took her along
12 days on the river, with Brandon and Bret
Hikes, artifacts, & rapids we all got wet.
After 5 years as president of Relief Society
Heidi partially managed to maintain sobriety.
But seriously, service is a blessing we’re grateful to give,
I enjoyed the years, the memories will live~
School got out at the end of May
About the time that Winter finally gave way.
Eric, Elias, Lalo and friends
Enjoyed Boundary Waters; Nature without end
Too much fun in the the great outdoors
Boat wrecks, fishing, and board game scores
Next: Bryce Canyon a Castle reunion
Spires, Hoo Doos, night hikes; family fusion
Nature is fun but can be danger~
Thank goodness Elias is a Jr Ranger.
Jr. Ranger is right at 6 parks by the way!
Mississippi, Yellowstone, Bryce, Custer,
Itasca & Timp Cave
Idaho brought hiking, playing in the creek
Fun on the farm, baby chicks peep, peep!
Lots of camping in Minnesota this summer
Our new-to-us sheep camp provided comfort and cover
Delightful family time at Winnipeg Folk Fest
Indigo girls, Josh Ritter, Avett Bros, at their best
Elizabeth’s a dancer we discovered quick
Elias and Ruby liked the crafts, creeks and sticks
Back to school for Elias, 2nd grade is sublime
At home Ruby plays Hide and Seek for hours at a time
Eric does research, teaches, travels
He is our rock so we don’t come unraveled
St. Paul is home to Elizabeth’s temple
A forever family, transcendental
I enjoy teaching yoga and aim to be mindful.
Life keeps me grounded; I proceed with survival.
Ruby and Mom on an Amish road trip
Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia- buggy whip!
Wishing you Peace,Light & Joy in 2014
Eric,Heidi, Elias, Elizabeth, & Ruby-Catherine