Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A sweet little goodbye...

Yesterday was Curtis' day to say good bye to the kids he has had in his after-school programming. He of course has grown very close to them - so this goodbye was hard. On Monday he was able to take most the kids to the park to enjoy the beautiful weather we had, and yesterday was back to regular programming. Some of the kids took the time to make the cutest cards and pictures for Curtis. They were so cute I had to share some. I am so proud of him and the relationships he has built and the difference he has made in these kids lives!

I think it is supposed to say good bye card rather than cord:)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Duluth and more goodbyes

This weekend Curtis and I got to spend in Duluth (for those of you who don't know, that is where I spent the first 16 years of my life). Duluth is a very beautiful city, right on Lake Superior. I have been promising Curtis a trip there since we met - finally we made it!

We stayed with my grandparents (the Garnetts)- well very special friends of mine who have been like grandparents to me for as long as I can remember...we stayed with them and hung out with them most of the trip. Sat evening we drove up the North Shore a bit - and as you can see in the pictures - the shore had HUGE chunks of ice, a very impressive shoreline.

Today - Sunday - we went to the church I grew up at, it was so good to see so many old friends again...I told a number of people 'that church was like a second home to me', I guess that comes with the territory of being the pastor's kid :) Of course it is Sunday so we had brunch - a special treat we went to the Top of The Harbor. This is a restraunt the spins in a circle (takes about an hour) so in the time it takes to eat your meal you can see all of Duluth and the harbor.

It was a much overdue trip to Duluth, but so fun! I wish we could have stayed longer, but I am so glad we finally got to go. Curtis agreed, Duluth is a really amazing city!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Starting the goodbyes

We are leaving Minnesota at the end of March, so last weekend we strted our goodbyes...err see you soons (I don't like goodbyes)! Curtis and I spent the weekend in Sioux Falls, SD. It was really fun to get to see some of my friends from college and from the summer I worked at camp. It has been over a year since last time we made it to Sioux Falls, and I don't know when we will be there again! We stayed with Anna, my friend and amazing menotr from camp - she spoiled us! She made fruit pizza, carmel rolls, and egg bake!
We also saw Karl, a friend from college. We met up for breakfast and then he brought us to his apartment, Karl is an amazing artist - you can see some of his work in the background (he even designed his shirt). Thanks everyone and we will miss you so much!