Monday, April 04, 2011


It has been three years since we were in the States for the summer, so we're really looking forward to it. I find myself sometimes dreaming of things I've missed. Things like:

1. The coolness of Minnesota summer mornings
2. The sun warm on my face when I go out for walks and runs, despite the cool air
3. Soft green grass in my toes
4. Quiet, empty streets
5. The smell of fresh cut grass and outdoor grilling
6. Stores like Hobby Lobby and Trader Joe's
7. A visit to a cabin by the lake
8. Vacationing with my parents
9. A girlfriend's trip with my oldest, dearest friend
10. Seeing all of our family
11. My dad's beautiful garden
12. Exploring my hometown with our kids
13. A 5K with Erik, my brother, and sister-in-law (you're all committed now - it's in writing!)
14. Colorado in July
15. Target :)
16. Running around Silver Lake (and beyond, hopefully! I love the bike path that goes all the way through town)
17. Lazy days


Rachel said...

excited for you visit! All those things sound grand. but, fyi, this is the first I've heard of a summer 5K since last year ... =)

Gina Marie said...

Oh did Christopher not tell you about that? I guess that was just a conversation between him and me. We talked about how Erik could try to lap us.

Nonna said...

We are excited! By the time we return from our trip it will be less than a month until you arrive.

Gina Marie said...

18. The gloriously free and well-stocked public library. How could I forget??