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2015 Year In Review

2015 was a really great year. I feel like we had so much fun and went on a lot of adventures. As Meadow gets older it makes life more entertaining. Here our some of favorites from the year.


January--Celebrated Scott's 29th Birthday at the cottage

I think this will have to become a tradition. Birthday parties aren't really my thing. I'd rather just relax...

February--We had heart shaped food and Valentine's dinner with friends.

We haven't had enough dinners with the Fialas. We've been slacking.

March--Spent my 30th Birthday at a folk dance party in Duluth and camping at Savanah Portage State Park.

Bluegrass and snowshoeing made this another great long weekend.



April--Visiting Fargo for the first time.

I had a Street View Trusted gig up there. These were the final gigs I had with Rasmussen College. I need to find another traveling job asap.

May--Smelt Run in Duluth

This was even more bonkers than the Day of the Dead celebration that we went to last fall.

June--Meadow's 2nd Birthday at North Mississippi Regional Park.

This picture...

July--Camping and kayaking along the St. Croix River.

Free camping in a national park? Why, not!

August--Camping with friends on Mille Lacs.

We know we're going to be good friends whenever we find out they're into camping.

September--Yurt camping in the Boundary Waters.

Looking forward to more camping gigs from Hipcamp this year. This has to be the coolest thing I've been paid to do.

October--Kaying Minnehaha Creek.

The creek's flow was a bit low, but we made the best out of it.

November--Having my Grandma and mom visit.

Grandam L needs to visit more often. She's the best. Momma Gail's fun too.

December--Hiking Hartley Park in Duluth.

This was the perfect way to end our year.

Thing We Look Forward to in 2015
1. Watching Meadow become a kid and start talking. She's definitely talking more.  Maybe too much.
2. Taking a road trip to Texas. It didn't work out, maybe this year? I sure hope so. We need a good road trip outside of the north.
3. Another year with my wonderful wife and all the crazy things she gets us to do. Well, I think that mission was accomplished. Just look at how much fun we had.

Things We Hope To Accomplish in 2015
Brooke
1. Learn to sew. I have so many things I'd like to make. I didn't make as many things as I thought, but I'm still learning and can't wait to make more things.
2. Finish a pair of socks on my loom. I really haven't touched it much this year.
3. Make photo albums Something I really didn't work on and wish I would.
4. I guess I should just sum mine up as make more.

Scott
1. Take Meadow on a bike ride once or twice a week once it gets above 50 degrees. I did a pretty damn good job at this. We even biked every day in September.
2. Seeing the Tuska side of the family more often. (Colin you better visit this year!) I did see Colin for the first time in years. Yo, Katrina and Dennis you need to make a road trip with those kiddos to Minneapolis.
3. Go to at least four concerts this year. We really have been bad at going to shows recently. Yeah, this isn't going to to happen.

Things We Hope To Accomplish in 2016
Brooke
1. Hike and camp the Superior Hiking Trail.
2. Make at least one photo album.
3. Finish baking all the breads in my Artisan Breads book.
4. Getting pregnant again.  (I thought this was a 2017 thing...)
5. Try cross-country skiing.
6. Go golfing, it's been years.

Scott
1. Start writing and researching a book about free backcountry camping in the North (Upper Midwest for those not in the know).
2. Bike 3 Days a week once spring has sprung. Got to one up last year's goal.
3. Finish renovating our bathroom.
4. Continue shooting the Downtown East Project.

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