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!
So despite the circumstances, we had a nice time catching up with the family. The state fair was in town, so we even got to take trip to “The Great Minnesota Get Together” on Friday!
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!
Oh and she made an apple crisp that was AMAZING. And as I mentioned on Instagram, she even found Halo Top ice cream just for me!! Seriously, how sweet is that?!
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!
We are off to the MN State Fair this weekend! After bringing my boyfriend there for the first time 4 years ago, it is our little summer tradition. I’m so excited for it! And his mom also buys me dairy-free ice cream. Makes me happy that she cares about my tummy!
I’m so sorry for you guys’ loss. But I am glad that you had a wonderful weekend with family. I understand that dichotomy for sure.
Also, so random… but those are the plates and bowls that we use at our house! I love them! 🙂
I have heard that they have the best cheese curds. I am glad you have confirmed it. But, I am so sorry for the circumstances that brought you there 🙁
So sorry for your loss, but it’s so nice you were all about to spend time together!