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Thursday, December 31, 2015
|Jan||Sara started her second semester at the U of MN. Snow in Minnesota shocks no one, but makes the move away from Virginia sink in.|
|Feb||Sara’s 40th birthday at Hogwarts [ahem] Orlando with her mom and Al.|
|Mar||Spring break trip to Red Wing for shoes, pottery and wine excursions.|
|Apr||Sara escorted one of her favorite authors, John Scieszka, during a visit to the U. Many concerts too: including the Von Trapps & TMBG.|
|May||We explored the local art scene at Art-a-Whirl, touring artists’ studios. Memorial Day trip north to Duluth for beautiful lake walks.|
|Jun||A visit from Sara’s dad and Barbara prompts theater-going and finding tasty local eats. In Virginia, Sara presented at Children’s lit conference.|
|Jul||Sara’s friend, Patricia, visited over the 4th. They explored local literary history in Mankato and Walnut Grove. Twins game, Conservatory and tour of the Governor’s Residence with Sara’s mom and Al.|
|Aug||Birthday celebrations continued with Sara’s friend, Megan. Shawn’s parents & Grandma drove out to visit us and our famous State Fair.|
|Sep||Back to school for Sara. Shawn resigned his job to look for work locally. He also began singing in the Schola at church.|
|Oct||Lots of author love, with events like Nerdcon and BookWeek at the U.|
|Nov||Sunny Thanksgiving in Seattle with Sara’s northern Idaho family.|
|Dec||Christmas in Newport with Shawn’s whole family. We rang in the new year back in Minneapolis—Archie was glad to have us back.|
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Sunday, December 27, 2015
On our way to the airport we took a bit of a detour through Tillamook. Not surprised, are you?
Saturday, December 26, 2015
We enjoyed a fun evening at the aquarium tonight touring The Sea of Lights!
Friday, December 25, 2015
The sun was shining and the beach near Shawn's parents' house was calling! Time for a walk!
Yaquina Head Lighthouse in the distance
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Good morning Christmas Eve!
Offerings at The Chowder Bowl