We went to Olive Garden for dinner and had birthday cake later. It was a good day.
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Saturday, December 24, 2022
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
We had a great year! It is nice things are getting back
to normal. All of Kim’s family got
together in January to celebrate January (and near January) birthdays. Half of
her family has a January birthday!
In February we traveled to Phoenix for Juliette and
Daniel’s wedding (Eric’s niece). It was a beautiful outdoor wedding with the
saguaros as the back drop. While in Phoenix, we met up with Kim’s friend
We met Eric’s brother Phil in Kansas City to run the
Garmin Land of Oz Half Marathon in April. Even though we almost went to Oz (it was
VERY windy) and our training was terrible, we finished the race. No witches were harmed in the running of the
race, including Kim. We were able to
meet up with Eric’s sister Bonnie and Hiram for dinner too.
In May we went out to Denver to run the Colfax 10 Mile
race that we originally signed up for in 2020. We got to see Eric’s brother
Matt and his family. Later that month we went to Rapid City for Eric’s niece,
June was a busy month. We all flew out to Las Vegas for a
9-day road trip. We started out in Pahrump visiting Eric’s sister Tracie and
her family. We made a day trip to Death Valley in California so the kids could
experience 116 degrees. It’s a dry heat, very dry. After that we went to Zion
and Bryce National Parks in Utah, two of Kim’s favorites and the Grand Canyon.
We spent a couple days in Vegas where we met up with Kim’s cousin, Jerry. A few days later Anna and DJ left for Brazil
for a month to see Adrian and family.
In July, Kim and Eric went to Milwaukee to run the
Sarcoma Race in memory of Dylan. Unfortunately, we couldn’t see Melissa as she
had covid. Both Kim and Eric’s families
and the Stayer’s came over for another birthday party for all the July
birthdays. 75% of the people in this house have a July birthday!
Eric’s sister Carrie and most of her kids came up for a
week in August. We had fun at the pool and grilling out. For our 19th
anniversary we spent a week in Los Angeles. The Twins had back-to-back series at
Dodger’s Stadium and Angel’s Stadium. We got to see two games and Eric
completed his goal of visiting every MLB stadium. We went to a couple beaches,
Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Studio. Kim found a 5K race at Dodger’s
Stadium where we got to walk around the warning track. We also had a great time
with Kim’s cousin, Steve and his family.
Caio started at the University of Minnesota in September.
Also in September, we watched Abbie’s husband Bryce fight in an MMA fight. The
next day we went to New Ulm, MN for Hermanfest with Danielle and family and
Nancy. Later in the month, Eric’s nephew Michael and his girlfriend Tori came
up to visit. We went to the St. Paul Brewery and a Twins game and they went to
the Vikings game.
We ran the TC 10 Mile in early October. It is a very
hilly and hard course and every time Kim runs it, she says never again…this was
her third time. We also went to the Corn
Maze three times October. Once by ourselves, once with Caio, Anna and the
Stayers and once with all of Kim’s family including Melissa. We had a blast
Our last race of 2022 was a half marathon in Rehoboth
Beach, DE. It was our 28th state. Phil joined us again for this race. We did
some touristy things like seeing wild horses at Assateague Island National
Seashore in Maryland.
Anna is looking forward to graduating from Shakopee High
School in June 2023. We went on a couple college tours in November and she has
narrowed her choices down to a couple.
Reba and Finn are doing great. They are the most loveable
cats and are very entertaining to watch.
Hope you have a wonderful Holiday season and a great 2023.
Eric, Kim, Caio, Anna, Reba & Finn
Monday, December 19, 2022
Monday, December 5, 2022
This past weekend we went to Rehoboth Beach Delaware to run a Half Marathon. I was about to cross of state #28. Only 22 to go! Phil joined us for the weekend.
We flew into Philadelphia on Thursday night. It was a very clear and pretty night to fly in to Philly. It was about a 2 hour drive to Rehoboth Beach, DE from the airport.
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Thursday, November 24, 2022
After the race we went down to Danielle’s house in New Ulm for thanksgiving dinner. I made the usual, green bean casserole. The kids were extra animated today.