A Minnesota Weekend
Alex and I spent most of last week in Minnesota visiting Alex’s family. The reason for the visit was unfortunate, as Alex’s grandfather passed away, but the time with his family was wonderful. I was glad I had the opportunity to meet Alex’s grandpa a few times over our past visits and it was fun getting to hear so many family stories!
Obviously, we had to get some cheese curds. If you’ve never had cheese curds that I can’t really describe how amazing these are. Salty, cheesy, greasy… it’s probably good we can only get them once a year. 😉
After a long day at the fair, my mother in law still cooked us up a FEAST. We had 4 different kids of ravioli, 3 of which were vegetarian!
After the funeral, the family played a couples game of croquet which turned out to be pretty hilarious. I’m not good at it but I like playing! I got some time to talk to Alex’s aunt Holly about GMO’s, “real foods“, and the importance of a food revolution. Seriously, if you get me going on that stuff, I can’t shut up and it’s nice to talk about it with someone who feels just as passionately as I do! Holly, let’s change the world! 😉
This weekend was a great reminder of how important it is to have a time together as a family, particularly during sad times. I feel so lucky to be a Thomson and it was so awesome getting to know Alex’s family even better. I’ll be back here on Wednesday with some real “food stuff” but this weekend was certainly food for the soul.
Do you have any fun family traditions?
Linking up with Katie!